The Global Leadership Summit - (Thursday, August 11, 2016 through Friday, August 12, 2016)
The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event
telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago
every August to hundreds of locations in North
You are invited to join an expected 305,000 people
committed to getting better as leaders in 2016.
Throughout the fall, Summit events take place at an
additional 675+ sites in 125 countries and 59
REASONS TO ATTEND
You are presented with a lot
of opportunities to sharpen
your skills and develop the
people you lead. The Summit
is a proven tool that
outcomes for leaders who
by Excellence in Giving
Attendees feel improved teamwork, increased job
satisfaction and productivity 83%
Attendees say their organization is more effective
because of clearer vision 61%
Attendees feel a greater sense of significance and
Attendees cite concrete ways their supervisor has
become a better leader 81%
I ndiv idual $209
Team 10+ $189
R EGI STER 2016
Pr efer to r egister by phone? Call 800.570.9812
How do I register for The Global Leadership Summit?
There are 3 ways to register:
Online: Click Here
Mail: P.O. Box 3188 Barrington, IL 60011-3188
Do I need to have all the names of our group when I register?
Willow Creek Association allows groups to reserve "Empty Registrations" and then submit names of those
who will be attending at a later date. We encourage you to enter those names by mid July, however a
registrant's name can still be added or changed before printing the final ticket.
Can I share a registration with someone if I can't attend the entire event?
Willow Creek Association does not provide the option to share registrations between two or more
individuals. The event has been designed as a holistic learning experience and is best if attended in its
Location & Dates
What are the dates for The Global Leadership Summit?
This year the Summit will take place Thursday-Friday, August 11-12, 2016.
What is the difference between attending this on-site vs. a Premier Host Site?
Attendance at the Willow Creek campus provides the energy of an expected 7,000 attendees
experiencing programming and most speakers in person. Premier Host Sites are preferred by
some attendees for convenience, afford-ability, and connectivity to the church in their region.
Register Now : On Site or At a Premier Host Site
Is the programming the same at all locations?
All programming elements including music, drama, video, and dance emanate from the Willow
Creek campus in South Barrington, IL.
What is your cancellation/transfer policy?
You must contact our Ministry Operations Team on or before 6/14/2016 for a refund of your conference
fees less a $45.00 cancellation fee per person.
Should you wish to hold your registration for future use, you must contact us on or before 7/12/2016.
You will need to contact us within a year to utilize the fund toward a new conference registration. Your
registration fees will be transferred to the conference selected less the $45.00 transfer fee per person.
Additional payment may be required depending on the price of the new conference. Any overpayment
remaining after the transfer is non-refundable.
You may at any time up to the date of the conference transfer the name or location associated with the
registration at no cost. To transfer the location, please call our Ministry Operations Team at 800-570-
Still have questions?
Email Us or Call (800) 570 9812
FOUNDER AND SENIOR PASTOR,
WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH
Bill Hybels is senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, a
church of more than 25,000 that celebrated its 40th year in 2015.
He founded The Global Leadership Summit with a commitment to
develop and mentor leaders worldwide, now impacting leaders in
Hybels is the best-selling author of more than 20 books and his new
video curriculum, Leading From Here to There: 5 Essential Skills is
releasing in August 2016.
CO-CHAIR, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
As co-chair of the foundation, Melinda Gates
shapes and approves strategies, reviews
results and sets the overall direction of the
Her work has led her to focus on empowering
women and girls to bring transformational
improvements in the health and prosperity of
families, communities and societies. After
joining Microsoft Corp. in 1987, she helped
develop many of the company’s multimedia
In 1996, Melinda left Microsoft to focus on her
philanthropic work and family.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE
THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY (2006-2014)
• Alan Mulally led Ford's transformation into
one of the world's leading automobile
companies and the #1 automobile brand in
the United States—returning it to profitability
and changing the way the organization works.
• Prior to joining Ford, he served as executive
vice president of The Boeing Company.
Mulally has been named No. 3
onFortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” list
and one of “The World’s Most Influential
People” by TIMEmagazine.
BISHOP T.D. JAKES
FOUNDER AND SENIOR PASTOR,
THE POTTER’S HOUSE
• Bishop T.D. Jakes is a visionary, provocative thinker
and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The
Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization
and 30,000-member church. Named “America’s Best
Preacher” by Time Magazine , Jakes’ reach and
presence spans film, television, radio and books,
including his most recent New York
Times bestseller, Destiny: Step into Your
Purpose and his latest film, Miracles from Heaven ,
starring Jennifer Garner.
FAVOR A’INT FAIR
CAPELLA HOTEL GROUP;
FOUNDING PRESIDENT, THE RITZ-CARLTON GROUP
• HORST SCHULZE’S VISION HAS HELPED
RESHAPE STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN
THE HOSPITALITY AND SERVICE
INDUSTRIES. UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP, THE
RITZ-CARLTON GROUP WAS TWICE
AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS MALCOLM
BALDRIGE NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD—
THE FIRST AND ONLY HOTEL TO WIN EVEN
ONE SUCH AWARD.
• IN 2015, SCHULZE DELIVERED AN
INSPIRING AND PRACTICAL TALK AT THE
SUMMIT, AND WILL BE BACK THIS YEAR TO
UNPACK HOW WE CAN BUILD
ORGANIZATIONS THAT VALUE
DR. TRAVIS BRADBERRY
BESTSELLING AUTHOR; CO-
FOUNDER OF TALENTSMART
• Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-
winning co-author of the #1
bestselling book, Emotional
Intelligence 2.0 and the co-founder of
TalentSmart—a consultancy that
serves more than 75 percent of
Fortune 500 companies. A world-
renowned expert in Emotional
intelligence 2.0, Bradberry speaks
regularly in corporate and public
settings helping listeners better
understand what emotional
intelligence is, and most importantly,
how to use it to improve their
PROFESSOR AT INSEAD; AUTHOR AND
• Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD in
France, one of the world’s leading
• Her recently released book, The Culture
Map , focuses on how the world’s most
successful global leaders navigate the
complexities of cultural differences in a
• In 2015, Meyer won the Thinkers50 “On
the Radar” award, given to the best of the
new generation of thinkers most likely to
shape the future of business and business
WILFREDO DE JESÚS
NEW LIFE COVENANT CHURCH;
COMMUNITY LEADER AND AUTHOR
• Under Wilfredo De Jesús’ leadership,
New Life has grown from 120 people to
more than 17,000 through church plants
and to more than 130 ministries reaching
the most disenfranchised—the poor,
homeless, prostitutes, drug addicts and
• Named one of TIME Magazine’s 100
most influential people in 2013, De Jesús
is the author of In the Gap and became a
Summit favorite following his challenging
and inspiring talk in 2014.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR; FOUNDER OF
THE TABLE GROUP
• Patrick Lencioni is the author of 10
business books that have sold nearly 5
million copies, includingThe Five
Dysfunctions of a Team .
• The Wall Street Journal called him one of
the most sought after business speakers in
America, and he consults on topics related
to leadership and organizational health. A
Summit favorite, Lencioni’s upcoming
release, The Ideal Team Player, explores
the three essential virtues that accelerate
teamwork and predict team success.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR; EXECUTIVE
AT FRANKLIN COVEY
• Chris McChesney is a Wall Street
Journal #1 national bestselling author
of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and is
the Global Practice Leader of
Execution for Franklin Covey. Known
for his high-energy and engaging
presentations, McChesney has
consulted with many of the world’s top
brands and leverages this practical
experience to help leaders from the
boardroom to the front lines of an
organization get better at executing the
ideas that matter most.
OFFICER IN THE SALVATION ARMY;
ADVOCATE AND AUTHOR
• Originally from Canada, Danielle
Strickland, currently serves in Los
Angeles as The Western Territorial
Social Justice Secretary for The
Salvation Army. Serving the
marginalized for over twenty years, she
is also an ambassador for Stop The
Traffik, a global anti-human trafficking
campaign. The author of several books,
including A Beautiful Mess , Strickland
is an exceptional communicator and
inspires listeners to set aside their
limited expectations and fall in line with
God’s vision for their lives.
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT,
• Jossy Chacko leads a global ministry
that exists to ignite holistic community
transformation among the unreached
and needy people of Asia. With a goal
to see 100,000 communities
transformed by 2030 through the
planting of churches, they are on track,
averaging 11 church plants per day
• Providing leadership to a team of more
than 6,500 in seven countries, Jossy
uses his gifts as a communicator to
challenge business and spiritual leaders
to capture a larger, God-size vision.
JOHN C. MAXWELL
BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND COACH
• John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York
Times bestselling author, coach and
speaker, was identified as the #1
leader in business by the American
Management Association and the
world’s most influential leadership
expert by Inc. in 2014.
• His organizations—The John Maxwell
Company, The John Maxwell Team
and EQUIP—have trained over 6
million leaders in every nation. His
latest book isIntentional Living:
Choosing a Life That Matters.