No matter where you lead, The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day world-class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your grander vision—the reason God called you to lead. 2016 will mark the fourteenth year that Crossings has been one of 200+ premier host sites in the US for this simulcast.
Plan now to take a two-day break from your busy schedule and be refreshed by world-class speakers at this premiere event including Bill Hybels, Melinda Gates, Alan Mullaly, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Horst Schulze, Dr. Travis Bradberry, Erin Meyer, Wilfred de Jesus, Patrick Lencioni, Chris McChesney, Danielle Strickland, Jossy Chacko, and John C. Maxwell.
Summit sessions are held in the The Venue @ Crossings, which is located at the southeast corner of the building. An optional onsite lunch is available (details here) in the Atrium, and morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Registration is located at the counters between The Venue and the Atrium.
For best access to the event, please enter the building through the southeast entrance next to The Venue or the east entrance to the Atrium. Onsite childcare is not available for this event.
Crossings Community Church is located at 14600 North Portland Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73134.
Day 1 – Thursday, August 11th
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Day 2 – Friday, August 12th
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The complete agenda and session information will be available soon – please check back for additional information and details.
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 125 countries. 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 organization. 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 products. In 1996, Melinda left Microsoft to focus on her philanthropic work and family.
President and Chief Executive Officer, 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 on Fortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” list and one of “The World’s Most Influential People” by TIME magazine.
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.
CEO, 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 efficiencies.
Dr. Travis Bradberry
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, 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 leadership.
Professor at INSEAD; Author and Consultant
Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD in France, one of the world’s leading business schools. 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 multicultural environment. 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 thinking.
Wilfredo De Jesus
Wilfredo De Jesus
Senior Pastor, 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 gang members. 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, including The 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, Empart Inc.
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 during 2015. 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
Leadership Expert; 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 is Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters.
Select either “Crossings Member Registration” or “Military, Students, Faculty, or Non-Crossings Members” below to learn more and register for the Summit.
Crossings Member Registration
Register for The Summit online by entering the Crossings priority code in the box below (see contact information below if you do not know the code). Then click the button below the code. A new window will open with a verification screen for the special Crossings rate. Clicking “Verify” directs you to willowcreek.com and pre-populates all of the church and event information. All you need to fill in is your individual contact and credit card info.
To access the code, please contact:
Pastor of Special Eventslbunyar*crossings.church (405) 302.1258
Non-Crossings Members, Military, Students, & Faculty
If you are not a Crossings member or are currently in the military, a full-time student, or full-time faculty member, register online using the button to the right.
The military, student, and faculty rates are all $89.
All others should check www.willowcreek.com/summit for the best premier host site pricing or call (800) 570-9812.
Please note: for best rates, take advantage of the Super Early Bird Rate ending Tuesday, May 24, 2016, or the Early Bird Rate ending June 28, 2016.
Purchase Lunch Tickets
Hot lunches are served on campus Thursday, August 11th and Friday, August 12th. Meals are not included in the registration price, but are provided for an additional $7.00 each day. Make online reservations by 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 10th or purchase tickets at the Summit on Thursday, August 11th before the first break. Pick up your lunch tickets at the lunch table near registration by morning break on the first day of the summit.