What is The Global Leadership Summit?

You have influence and the ability to positively impact your community and world. Your influence matters! No matter where your influence is — in your family, school, work or church —when you commit to grow your leadership, everyone around you wins!
The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day world-class leadership event experienced by more than 445,000 leaders across 775 cities in 130 countries around the world. Join us at Trinity Cheltenham to learn how to maximise your influence with two days of world-class leadership training via video-cast.

  • Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.
  • Learn from the diverse 2018 faculty.
  • Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and your community.
Schedule of Speakers


When: Friday 16th & Saturday 17th November 2018.

Where: Trinity Church, Portland Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2NX
Individual person: £75
2-Day Group Rate: £70
1-Day rate: £40
Refreshments will be served on arrival and during the morning and afternoon break but lunch is not included in the conference fee. There is information below about local eateries. Alternatively, you may want to bring a packed lunch. Please be aware that there is only one hour allocated for the lunch break.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please don’t forget your GLS ticket (mobile or paper version)

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GLS Leadership Themes & Speakers

Here are 6 leadership themes lined-up for the live Summit in Chicago this year. The UK and Ireland video-cast will show the best 9-11 sessions.

1.) Leading With Relational Intelligence

Every great leader understands that relational intelligence is key to getting work done. Sheila Heen will guide us through a process to navigate difficult conversations on our teams. David Livermore will share his research on how leaders can relate effectively across diverse situations. Apple’s Angela Ahrendts, who recently toured the world meeting Apple employees, will explain her conviction that empathy is an essential quality to great leadership.

  • Sheila Heen

    Founder, Triad Consulting Group; Faculty, Harvard Law School

  • David Livermore, Ph.D.

    President, Cultural Intelligence Center; Best-selling Author

  • Angela Ahrendts

    Senior Vice President of Retail, Apple

2.) Maximising Your Time and Potential

You have been given a high calling as a leader. Are you maximising your time and potential to make your greatest possible impact? Rory Vaden will present his unique approach to time management. Carla Harris will share wisdom on how to achieve your potential and become the leader you were created to be. John C. Maxwell will outline how to maximise your impact as a high-character leader in our world today.

  • Rory Vaden

    Best-selling Author; Co-Founder, Southwestern Consulting

  • Carla Harris

    Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

  • John C. Maxwell

    Leadership Expert; Bestselling Author; Coach

3.) Creating a Positive Culture

Fantastic leaders know the value of crafting an intentional culture in their organisation. Restauranteur Danny Meyer will share his unique perspective on creating a customer-focused culture. Danielle Strickland will discuss the challenges associated with power dynamics in organisational culture. Dr. Nthabiseng Legoete will inspire us to create a culture focused on people.

  • Danny Meyer

    Restaurateur; TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”

  • Danielle Strickland

    Pastor; Author; Justice Advocate

  • Dr. Nthabiseng Legoete

    Founder & CEO, Quali Health; Social Entrepreneur

4.) Identifying Future Opportunities

Strategic leaders are forward-thinking—intentionally identifying cultural trends and opportunities on their organisational horizon. Craig Groeschel will teach us what it means to be a leader who prepares for the future instead of reacting to it. Strive Masiyiwa, founder of Econet (one of Africa’s largest telecommunications companies), will help us learn what it means to be a leader who perseveres to fight for the future of our world. Erwin McManus will help us discover what it means to lead a life that matters and how great leaders intentionally build the future.

  • Craig Groeschel

    Co-Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church

  • Erwin McManus

    Author, Futurist, Founder of Mosaic, Los Angeles

  • Strive Masiyiwa

    Founder & Chairman, Econet Group; Philanthropist

5.) Building Enduring Organisations

If we truly want to create positive and lasting impact in our world, we must discover how to build organisations that endure the test of time. Rasmus Ankersen will bring to light the mindset cultivated by successful brands to create sustainable success in our organisations. Simon Sinek will share brand new content from his book, The Infinite Game, challenging us with a deceptively simple question: How do you stay ahead in a game with no end?

  • Rasmus Ankersen

    Best-selling Author; Entrepreneur

  • Simon Sinek

    New York Times Best-selling Author; Optimist

6.) Understanding Your Life Purpose

Christ-centred leaders have the incredible opportunity to impact the world in the way they live out their faith in their work. Here are a couple of the stories that will be featured about people who are living out their Grander Visions:

  • The remarkable story of a refugee who became a doctor
  • A judge fighting for the future of people searching for hope

Useful Information


The Global Leadership Summit will be video-cast at:
Trinity Church,
Portland Street,
GL52 2NX

We’re just a couple of minutes walk from Cheltenham town centre.


• 1 hour – £1.50
• 2 hours – £2.50
• 3 hours – £3.50
• 4 hours – £4.50
• 4-6 hours – £7.50
• 6-24 hours – £10.50
24/7 Charge Policy.

Places To Stay

There are lots of great places to stay in Cheltenham that are just a short walk from Trinity.
No 38 The Park
Clarence Court Hotel
• Portland Apartments
Holiday Inn Express
Premier Inn
No 131 The Promenade

Find more places to stay in Cheltenham.

Places To Eat

There are many places to eat out in Cheltenham

The Brewery Quarter is just a short walk away and is home to the Brewhouse Kitchen, Nandos, Prezzo, Frankie & Benny’s, Babel, Harvester, Chiquitos, Five Guys, Cosy Club, and Soho.

• There are also many great places on the High street and on the Promenade.

Find more places to eat in Cheltenham.