Leadership Summit

August 11–12, 2016

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.


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

Reserve an onsite room for the morning, afternoon or lunch breaks and share the Summit experience with your staff, colleagues and friends. Room reservations are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you have questions, contact Scott Quigley at scottq@gracechurch.us. No outside catering of lunches is allowed.

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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