On August 9-10, 2012, churches and universities across the country play host to the world-class faculty representing business, education, social justice, and public service, meant to challenge leaders of all kinds.
Hardin-Simmons University is again set to serve as the West Central Texas Premiere Host Site for The Global Leadership Summit 2012.
“The Global Leadership Summit is a unique offering for Abilene and the West Central Texas region and a great fit with the mission of HSU to provide an education enlightened by faith,” said James Stone, HSU’s director of church relations.
Presented in partnership with The Willow Creek Association (WCA), The Global Leadership Summit is a yearly concentration of church, business, government, non-profit, and educational leaders in more than 300 cities around the world. The summit allows local leaders to engage world-class entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, and notable Christian leaders in the exploration of relevant leadership practices.
“True leaders are learners who do not confine their development to a single stream of influence,” says WCA President Jim Mellado. “And we're seeing leaders turn to the Willow Creek Association’s leadership conference to experience a torrent of inspiration and stirring of new vantage points.”
Hardin-Simmons University is one of only 19 premiere host sites in Texas for the two-day event originating at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. The Global Leadership Summit 2012 will be transmitted live via satellite to 200 locations throughout the U.S. on August 9-10, 2012, and videocast internationally in 42 languages to more than 90 countries by January 2013.
“While designed to ultimately help attendees recognize the impact of their leadership upon the work of the church, the summit theme, Lead Where You Are, will inform the leadership needs of just about anyone,” says Stone.
“Leadership is not only about power or position, but the capacity to influence those around us, through action, toward a more noble purpose. For those identifying themselves as Christ-followers, the purpose of leadership in any area of life necessitates the use of whatever influence we have to ultimately serve others.”
The summit will feature a broadly-based speaker lineup including:
Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church; founder of The Global Leadership Summit committed to developing and mentoring leaders worldwide
Former U.S. Secretary of State; professor at Stanford Graduate School
Nationally acclaimed business thinker and author of newest release Great by Choice
Pioneering leader in urban education featured in acclaimed documentary film, Waiting for Superman; CEO/president Harlem Children’s Zone
Pulitzer Prize winner for Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Founder and senior pastor LifeChurch.tv, known for leveraging technology to reach a new generation
Senior pastor, Menlo Presbyterian Church; best-selling author and prominent voice in the spiritual formation movement
Senior pastor of a 73,000 attendee church in El Salvador with a successful cell group strategy
At age 18 co-founded Free the Children, which has become the largest network of children helping children
Strategic leader with International Justice Mission who champions restoration and reintegration for thousands of freed slaves in India
William L. Ury
Professor at Harvard with 30 years experience negotiating and mediating corporate, state, and civic conflicts
Sought-after business speaker teaching from his upcoming book, The Advantage, about the significance of organizational health
For a complete list of speakers and information about The Global Leadership Summit 2012 at Hardin-Simmons University, contact James Stone, Director of Church Relations for HSU at (325) 670-1258 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available by clicking the Global Leadership Summit button at www.hsutx.edu.
The Summit experience is planned to be identical whether at the originating campus or a satellite location like HSU. Conference registration fees range from $75 to $269, with price breaks for students, educators, and military personnel. Additionally, special discounts are available for HSU alumni.
The Willow Creek Association (WCA), host of the annual Global Leadership Summit, is a growing multi-denominational worldwide network that serves more than 15,000 churches from 90 denominations and networks around the world. The not-for-profit WCA equips churches and church leaders with strategic vision, training, and resources.