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2017 GLS Faculty

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BILL HYBELS

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 people across eight Chicago-area congregations. He founded The Global Leadership Summit with a commitment to develop and mentor leaders worldwide, now impacting 350,000+ leaders in 129+ countries. Hybels is the best-selling author of more than 20 books, including his video curriculum, Leading from Here to There: 5 Essential Skills.

SAM ADEYEMI

Founder & Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre in Nigeria
Under Sam Adeyemi’s leadership, Daystar Christian Centre grew from a handful of people to more than 25,000 people weekly-with highly recognized community impact projects. The author of numerous best-selling books, his television programs reach viewers on all continents. Adeyemi founded Daystar Leadership Academy, which is dedicated to releasing a new generation of leaders who will serve as catalysts in the transformation of Africa and the world.

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MARCUS BUCKINGHAM

Best-selling Author; Founder, The Marcus Buckingham Company
Marcus Buckingham, world’s leading authority on strengths, performance and engagement, founded The Marcus Buckingham Company following 30 years at Gallup. He is the best-selling author of multiple books, including Now, Discover Your Strengths. A Summit favourite, Buckingham’s latest multi-year research on performance management, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, will challenge everyone to rethink this vital leadership function.

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LASZLO BOCK

Senior Advisor, Google; Best-selling Author
Laszlo Bock served as Google’s Senior Vice President of People Operations, growing the company from 6,000 to more than 75,000 employees. Google has been recognised more than 150 times as an exceptional employer, including the #1 “Best Company to Work for in the United States” every year since 2012. Bock’s New York Times best-selling book, WORK RULES!, has been published in more than 20 languages and garnered numerous honours.

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BRYAN STEVENSON

Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
Bryan Stevenson, a highly acclaimed activist and lawyer, has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned through his leadership of the equal justice initiative. He has successfully argued several cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, and his TED talk has more than 3 million views. In 2014, Time magazine listed Stevenson’s best-selling book, Just Mercy, as one of the Top 10 Books of the Year.

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SHERYL SANDBERG

Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the company’s business operations. Prior to Facebook, she was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department. Sandberg is the best-selling author of Lean In. Her 2017 release, Option B, is an inspiring and practical book about finding resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

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JULIET FUNT

CEO, Whitespace at Work
Juliet Funt, a recognized consultant and speaker, founded Whitespace at Work with the mission to unearth the potential of companies by unburdening their talent. A warrior against reactive busyness, Funt teaches a streamlined method for personal process improvement that reduces complexity in the workplace. Teams that incorporate Whitespace mindsets and skill-sets increase creativity and engagement, reclaim lost capacity and execute at their finest.

ANDY STANLEY

Leadership Author; Communicator; Pastor
Andy Stanley founded North Point Ministries (NPM) more than 20 years ago. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 30 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 70,000 people weekly. Recently, Outreach Magazine identified Stanley as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Pastors in America. The author of more than 20 books, he is passionate about serving both church and organizational leaders.

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GARY HAUGEN

Founder & CEO, International Justice Mission
Gary Haugen leads International Justice Mission (IJM), a worldwide agency rescuing victims of violence, exploitation, slavery and oppression. Recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero”—the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership—Haugen is the author of three books and has been featured in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times and Forbes.

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FREDRIK HÄRÉN

Author; Business Creativity Expert
Fredrik Härén is a business creativity expert who has authored nine books, including The Idea Book—credited as one of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.” He is a global speaker who has been invited to speak to leaders in more than 60 countries on six continents on the importance of creativity in solving problems. Recognizing how challenging this is, Härén provides practical steps to help individuals and organizations become more creative.

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IMMACULÉE ILIBAGIZA

Advocate for Peace and Forgiveness; Best-selling Author
Immaculée Ilibagiza is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that took the lives of nearly one million Tutsi, including her entire family except for one brother. She survived by huddling silently with seven other women in a 3-by-4-foot bathroom for 91 days. Today, Immaculée is regarded as one of the world’s leading speakers on faith, hope and forgiveness. Ilibagiza works for peace through the United Nations and is the author of multiple books, including her best-selling Left to Tell.

2017 GLS Rates

WILLOW CREEK MEMBERS
REGULAR RATES FROM 1 AUGUST 2017
R600pp (1 – 9 Delegates)
R550pp (10+ Delegates)

NON-MEMBERS
REGULAR RATES FROM 1 AUGUST 2017
R670pp (1 – 9 Delegates)
R620pp (10+ Delegates)

STUDENTS: R380pp
SCHOLARS: R330pp

 

2017 GLS DATES & VENUES

6 & 7 OCTOBER 2017
Johannesburg @ Mosaïek Teatro, Roodepoort

13 & 14 OCTOBER 2017
Durban @ Grace Family Church, Umhlanga
Durban @ Kloof Harvest Church, Kloof
Vanderbijlpark @ River of Life Family Church
East London @ Christian Centre
Somerset West @ New Gen Church
Richards Bay @ Outlook Church

18 OCTOBER 2017 – GLS EXPRESS ONE DAY
Cape Town @ Common Ground Church, Rondebosch

19 & 20 OCTOBER 2017
Cape Town @ Common Ground Church, Rondebosch

20 & 21 OCTOBER 2017
Durban @ Grace Family Church, Umhlanga
Knysna @ Knysna Vineyard
Port Elizabeth @ Harvest Christian Church, Walmer

27 & 28 OCTOBER 2017
Cape Town @ AFM Friend of God, Goodwood
Pietermaritzburg @ All Saints United Church
Klerksdorp @ Oase Gemeente
Bloemfontein @ Doxa Deo
Rustenburg @ Agapé Gemeente

3 & 4 NOVEMBER 2017
Pretoria @ Hatfield Christian Church
Witbank @ New Life Church
Graaff-Reinet @ Karoo Community Church

11 NOVEMBER 2017
Kimberley @ Taberna Dei Church

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