Leadership Summit

August 10–11, 2017

Join business, academic, not-for-profit, civic, church, volunteer, student, military and entrepreneurial leaders to be challenged, equipped and inspired at this year's Global Leadership Summit. On August 11–12, Grace will host one of 500+ locations across North America.


Grace Attenders: $119

We ask Grace attenders to volunteer during the Summit as part of their discounted conference ticket. Each individual attender must be registered as a volunteer to receive the discounted ticket rate. First, register for your volunteer time slot by selecting your preferred volunteer time to serve. Once you have registered for a volunteer slot, you will receive an email with information on purchasing a discounted ticket. For questions about volunteering, contact Scott Quigley at scottq@gracechurch.us. You can view the list of volunteer descriptions before registering below. Registration coming soon.

Non-Grace Attenders: Prices Vary

If you do not attend Grace Church, please register through the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit Host Site.


Thursday, August 11
9:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Session 1: 9:30–10:45 a.m.
Bill Hybels


Session 2: 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Alan Mulally & Melinda Gates


Session 3: 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Jossy Chacko & Travis Bradberry


Session 4: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Patrick Lencioni

Friday, August 12
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Session 5: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
John Maxwell, Erin Meyer & Chris McChesney


Session 6: 12:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
T.D. Jakes


Session 7: 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Danielle Strickland & Horst Schulze


Session 8: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Wilfredo De Jesus

Lunch Tickets

Box lunches will be available to purchase for $10 on both days of the Summit. Quantities are limited, so be sure to arrive early to purchase your lunch. All proceeds from the onsite lunch program go toward funding a new international Global Leadership Summit location. Lunch tickets may be purchased for Thursday or Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. Credit Cards, checks and cash are accepted.

Room Reservations

There are no more room reservations available. If you have questions, contact Scott Quigley at scottq@gracechurch.us. No outside catering of lunches is allowed.


Bill Hybels

Founder & Senior Pastor
Willow Creek Community Church

Dr. Travis Bradberry

Best-selling Author
Co-Founder of TalentSmart

Jossy Chacko

Founder & President,
Empart Inc.

Wilfredo De Jesus

Senior Pastor, New Life Covenant Church
Community Leader & Author

Melinda Gates

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bishop T.D. Jakes
Founder & Senior Pastor
The Potter's House

Patrick Lencioni

Best-selling Author
Founder, The Table Group

John C. Maxwell

Leadership Expert
Best-selling Author & Coach

Chris McChesney

Best-selling Author
Executive at Franklin Covey

Erin Meyer

Professor at INSEAD
Author & Consultant

Alan Mulally

President & Chief Executive Officer
The Ford Motor Company

Horst Schulze

CEO, Capella Hotel Group
Founding President, The Ritz-Carlton Group

Danielle Strickland

Officer, Salvation Army
Advocate & Author