the Next Generation to lead!

GLS Next Gen is a transformational leadership experience designed to awaken students’ leadership, faith, and life journey.

These leadership resources will activate young leaders to be a Force for Good in their communities and connect them to a community of growth.

The Global Leadership Summit Next Gen equips thousands of young people in South Africa each year through a dynamic affordable leadership program ideal for schools, universities, community and youth groups.

Inspire the Next Generation!
Through a combination of live elements along with high-quality, pre-recorded content, participants will experience:

  • Top-rated speakers from ministry and marketplace
  • Engaging group discussions
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Fun leadership activities
  • Inspiring performances
  • Practical life-lessons

Outcomes of the GLS Next Gen!

The GLS Next Gen is designed to empower emerging leaders to better understand their life purpose. It challenges participants to have practical outcomes and equips them to become a force for good in their local community.

The GLS Next Gen consists of:

  • world-class leadership development content
  • videocast and in-person speakers
  • creative elements
  • leadership conversations
  • practical activities
  • processing times
  • next step strategies

When asked about their experience attending the GLS Next Gen participants reported these positive outcomes:


Jenny Page

The GLS Next Gen is not only changing one life, it changes the destiny of the student and in turn changes the world, says Jenny. (Headmistress Umdonica Academy)

Louren Mare

Louren shares how the GLS Next Gen was a relatable, interesting and captivating experience.

Colin Edmonds

You can’t find the leadership content of the GLS Next Gen anywhere else, and the Event Tool Kit takes the guess work out of running the event.

2022 Leadership Themes

Hosting GLS Next Gen

The Global Leadership Network partners with organisations across the world who have a passion to engage, equip and empower young people to grow in their leadership. We provide the resources and support for you to run a GLS Next Gen at your own venue and with your own team.

Hear what others say about GLS Next Gen

Rees Davis

Executive Principal of King’s Christian College, Rees shares how the GLS Next Gen provides training for tomorrow’s generation and equips them to lead effectively.

I remember sitting, listening to the speakers from GLS Next Gen and realising that I have a place. There is a purpose for my strengths, a reason for my heart for people and finding a way to engage those strengths is my responsibility. It didn’t just open my eyes and heart to the path of leadership, but also how I can have real, deep and wide influence. I love GLS!!!!

Previous Student AttendeeCalvary Christian College (Carbrook, QLD)

Leroy Corea

A teacher at Staines Memorial College, Leroy explains how the discussion groups at GLS Next Gen helped facilitate growth in his students.

As educators, we understand the intrinsic value of investing into the leaders of our tomorrow, and often shout out in celebration at the potential and capacity of our young people. But, do you know what has an even greater impact? Recognising the opportunity, taking that potential and capacity, and multiplying it! The GLS Next Gen does exactly that - EVERY SINGLE YEAR!

Steve CooteGroup Director, Pacific Group of Schools

Still have Questions?

We want to make hosting the GLS Next Gen as simple as possible. If you have any further questions check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Want more information? See our FAQ

With flexible delivery options, let us equip you to host a GLS Next Gen at your school, your church, or venue with your team and at a time that best suits you!


STARTING FROM R4000 – R10 000

Event Toolkit: Includes promotional material, step by step ‘How To’ videos and all the resources to create an awesome experience.
Coaching: Personalised guidance and support from GLN SA
Premium Toolkit: Build your own unique experience with flexible content and an expanded choice of speakers.
GLS Education: Unlimited access to world-class professional development content for your staff.

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When can my organisation host a GLS Next Gen?

Upon purchasing a GLS Next Gen package, you can host your event at a time that best suits you! Your access to the content is valid for the remainder of the calendar year, ie. until December 31st

What is the suggested format?

GLS Next Gen consists of four 75-minute sessions, each exploring a different leadership theme. Schools typically host their event as a one day event (9am – 3pm or standard school hours), or spaced out over a couple of days (camps and retreats) or across several weeks (embedded into single lessons). Youth groups and community organisations may wish to host a one-off special event and encourage their young people to invite friends to participate.

Does each package include Processing Tools (eg: notebook)?

YES! We provide a high-quality notebook and other dynamic processing tools to assist participates to maximise their learning. These resources are available in a digital format and ​are located on our GLS Next Gen Event Tool Kit. For the notebook, we recommend that you provide printed copies to your attendees.

Are there any minimum requirements to become a GLS Next Gen Host?

No – If you have the passion to engage, equip and empower young people to grow in their leadership, we will provide the resources and support for you to host a GLS Next Gen at your own venue and with your own team.

Do you offer an alternate payment method?

Please contact us regarding invoicing and payment. Click here to send an email.

Can I speak with someone to determine which package best suits my organisation?

Absolutely, we’d love to assist! Contact us to arrange a phone call or Zoom call via

What is the speaker line-up?

We consult with educators and young people to present the most age-appropriate and exceptional content from a range of world-class speakers. ​These speakers are reviewed annually and the GLS Next Gen is updated with fresh content each year.

What is the registration cost to attendees?

Having purchased one of our packages, you may choose to present the GLS Next Gen free of charge or pass on an appropriate fee for the purpose of enhancing the attendee experience (to cover costs such as catering, production and printing the notebook). ​

Who is responsible for running the event including ticketing, marketing and catering?

Our packages include all the tools you need to run a successful event with your own team and in your own venue.

Should the event be run by adults or young people?

The GLS Next Gen is designed to be adult coached and young person run. So, invite your young people to become actively involved, including areas such as production, catering, and up-front roles.

What training is provided?

You will be provided with a training manual and ongoing support from our Next Generation Engagement Officer.

When will I receive the programming content?

Shortly after purchasing your GLS Next Gen package, you will receive access to all pre-recorded speaker and event content. The Event Toolkit contains 4 x 75-minute video files and the Premium Toolkit contains this as well as an expanded choice of speakers which enables you to build your own unique experience.

How do I find out more about Hosting?

Learn more by clicking on the “Hosting” tab at the top of the page.