Global Leadership Summit :: 8-9 August 2013
In August 2013, join the Australian delegation to attend The Global Leadership Summit along with thousands of leaders across North America.
The Global Leadership Summit provides a great week of refreshment and relaxation:
For the overview, schedule, speaker details & Summit blog, click here Please note: The Summit USA site says that seats are sold out. This is not the case for bookings made via Willow Creek Aust. For more information or to register contact us at: email@example.com or 07 3632 2277
For the overview, schedule, speaker details & Summit blog, click here
Please note: The Summit USA site says that seats are sold out. This is not the case for bookings made via Willow Creek Aust.
For more information or to register contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 3632 2277
My brain, heart and stomach are all full. The first day of the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) has been inspiring, challenging and more. At 8am we arrived at Willow Creek Community Church to register with 7000 other delegates. This 'live' site where the speakers appear in person is supplemented by (I think) 400 other sites around North America, where another 90,000 or so delegates also attend via satellite simulcast. On this fact alone the GLS is an amazingly innovative conference.
The Willow Creek Auditorium is a 7000 seat state of the art theatre with three tiers of seating, a huge stage and two massive high definition LED screens (like you see at the footy, only better) on either side. It is very, very big and very, very impressive. We started dead on 9am with a 7 or so minute video that reinforced the connectedness of the world and our part in it, immediately after which Bill Hybels, the Senior and Founding Pastor of Willow Creek spoke for the first session. The sessions kept on rolling on from there, interspersed with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Speakers, in order, were Condoleezza Rice (former Secretary of State), Jim Collins(Business Consultant and Author), Mark Keilburger and Sheryl WuDann (Social Entrepreneurs) and finally Craig Groeschel (Pastor of Lifechurch.tv). It was a stellar line up.
I want to give you one or two quotes from each session to whet your appetite:
I have pages of notes that I will wade through but suffice to say I have received a whole lot of world class leadership input. Whether it translates into world class leadership output is largely up to me!
Day One of the summit finished up a little after 5, the party of 12 leaders I am traveling with experienced a very impressive interactive journey that tells the story of a child supported by Compassion. We then had the privilege of sharing dinner with Wes Stafford and other senior leaders from Compassion International. Wow.
So Day One is over and Day Two awaits. I feel blessed - blessed to be here, and even more, blessed to lead in such a life giving context that Newlife offers. My mind is sparking with all sorts of ideas. God has been and is good to me!
Check out Stu's thoughts on GLS Day 2 on his blog: What Matters
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