Published May 28, 2021

7 Reasons Tech Leaders Attend The Global Leadership Summit 


Leadership Development

The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) attracts hundreds of thousands of people in over 123 countries at thousands of host sites and online locations. Bringing together an audience that represents various industries, including business, nonprofit, healthcare, education, government, ministry and technology, the GLS has become a unique platform, unlike any other leadership conference in the world today.


With a growing number of tech leaders attending the GLS each year, we want to share the top 7 reasons tech leaders are attending and recommending it to their colleagues:

1. A diverse, world-class leadership faculty with a wealth of leadership experience we all can learn from.  

The 2021 world-class leadership faculty, including notable names like Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Henry Cloud, Juliet Funt and many others, will bring their expertise from their latest research and experiences for two days of rich, inspiring learning relevant to today’s challenges and context.

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2. Opportunity to gain fresh perspective, new insights and alternative solutions to everyday obstacles. 

There’s no other conference that brings together such a diverse faculty, while also convening such a diverse audience of curious, growth-minded men and women from around the world—this makes the GLS a great opportunity to invest in your own personal leadership growth, as well as the growth of your team.

“Yes, we have a lot of people occupying leadership roles, but we have a deficit of people leading which is why we continue to have the same problems and the same challenges over and over again—the can keeps getting kicked down the road. I believe what The Global Leadership Summit is doing around the world is equipping leaders to be mobilized in order to begin addressing the challenges that for too long have been left unaddressed.” – Nona Jones, Facebook


3. Attendance and application of new leadership principles create positive, tangible change. 

Feedback from our attendees and research outcomes speak for themselves. In 2017, an independent research firm, Excellence in Giving, cited an overwhelming positive return on investment for those who attended The Global Leadership Summit.

Here are just some of the highlights we discovered:

  • 68% “agree” or “strongly agree” the GLS improved their productivity
  • 81% “agree” or “strongly agree” the GLS improved their job satisfaction
  • 74% “agree” or “strongly agree” the GLS improved the quality of their work
  • 62% “agree” or “strongly agree” the GLS materials helped them teach others about leadership, with an average of 47% other people being trained in the last two years


4. The Summit is a great addition to your leadership development program for you and/or your staff. 

The Summit is a great opportunity to invest in your own personal leadership growth, as well as the growth of your team. In doing so, you add value back into your staff and allow people to develop a common leadership language, which ends up creating a better culture, improving job satisfaction and increasing innovation and productivity to drive your mission forward.

“I have attended the Summit multiple times and have grown personally and professionally—I have been inspired to lead myself, my family and my teams better. For me, having several members of my organization’s leadership team attend together has made it even more valuable, as we have agreed together to apply certain frameworks or ideas more purposefully in our company.” –  Joe Schneider


5. The Summit is more than a conference about leadership principles, it also provides a dose of encouragement and inspiration to carry you through the year. 

Attracting an audience from every walk of life from Christians and non-Christians alike, the Summit focuses on curating a world-class faculty that delivers leadership principles that can be applied in almost any context with an important element of hope and encouragement that is often missing from strictly business-focused conferences.

“Almost every single speaker left me with an insight, a lesson, a challenge, a plan, a strategy or some wisdom I could take back to my place of work that I could use to become a better leader or share to help influence those around me. I feel like I just had six months of deep, professional business counseling while also deepening my faith in Christ.” – Lisa Lee


6. The Summit provides the opportunity to network with values-base, growth-minded men and women in your local community. 

The Summit creates an opportunity for tech leaders to come together with key stakeholders and members of their community from an array of diverse backgrounds. And because this event attracts values-based, growth-minded men and women, the networking that occurs naturally turns into valuable relationship and connection moving key community initiatives forward.

“Through the Summit, I realized how important it is for us as tech leaders to share our faith to inspire others. The bridge between spiritual and secular leadership was very important for me to see. The Summit provided inspiration, resources and a community of leaders to help encourage and reinforce what we learned and take us on a journey to serve our community in bigger ways.” – Mark Peining


7. The cost-benefit for leadership development is extremely high. 

With a maximum ticket price of $209 per individual, the cost-benefit is extremely high. As many business leaders report in their feedback, the value they receive at the GLS is often greater than other business conferences that cost upwards of thousands of dollars to attend.

“Many other leadership conferences would be much longer, more expensive and less diverse. I haven’t come across anything else quite like it. One of the key values are the seeds that are planted that become compass points when we are in an unprecedented time. I get the depth of teaching from the Summit to push forward.” – Jamie Franklin, CIO in Healthcare


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The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is a two-day infusion of actionable leadership insights and inspiration broadcast to hundreds of host sites across the United States every August. In the following months, the GLS is translated, contextualized and hosted by local leadership committees at hundreds of locations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. This global event convenes a world-class faculty who share their distinct perspectives and expertise, inspiring and equipping people around the world with practical leadership skills that can be applied within their context, wherever they have influence, and used to empower positive transformation where it’s needed most. Attracting an audience that represents various industries, including marketplace, non-profit, healthcare, education, government, ministry and corrections, the GLS has become a unique platform, unlike any other, bringing people together to not only empower better leadership within the organizations they represent, but in a growing number of cases around the world, this event also acts as a catalyst for organic local movements initiating systemic, city-wide change. What started as a single event back in 1990’s, the GLS has grown to attract tens of thousands of people today.