Published July 22, 2020

Why We Gather For The Global Leadership Summit


Because of the GLS

At the Global Leadership Network, we believe influence is at the core of leadership—wherever you are, you have influence.

Whether you are in business, ministry, non-profit work, education, healthcare, military, government, running a household, a student or even serving time—your leadership matters now more than ever. Only you can bring your strengths, ideas and passions into a world that is hungry for positive transformation.

This is why we gather for  The Global Leadership Summit! 
Get ready to learn from some incredible leaders and influencers from various industries and backgrounds! Each guest faculty member was thoughtfully chosen to speak from their areas of expertise and experience—and truly, there is something to learn from everyone. 

What are you most hoping to get out of your experience at the Summit this year?Let us know in the comments!

My hope is that you come away from the  Summit with fresh ideas, actionable concepts and inspiring leadership principles to apply right back into your everyday life at work, home or in your community as you seek to use your influence for good.

See you at the Summit! 

About the Author
Tom De Vries is the President and CEO of the Global Leadership Network.

Tom De Vries


Global Leadership Network

Tom joined the Global Leadership Network (GLN) in 2017 as President and CEO. He brings a wealth of expertise to the GLN’s year-round leadership development efforts and the leadership of producing The Global Leadership Summit (GLS), the premier leadership event of the year. Prior to joining the GLN, Tom was the General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), the oldest continuing Protestant denomination in the United States with over 200,000 members and 100 missionaries serving in 40 countries around the world. Tom has a B.A. in Sociology from Wheaton College, a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Western Seminary. He has provided leadership in both the ministry and nonprofit environments serving as a church planter, large church lead pastor and multisite pastor. He served on the central committee of the World Council of Churches and the governing board of the National Council of Churches. Additionally, Tom served on the Board of Trustees for New Brunswick Theological Seminary and Western Theological Seminary and has also taught as an adjunct professor at Western Theological Seminary. Tom played a key leadership role in the launching of a nonprofit focused on food insufficiency in young children and today Hand2Hand feeds more than 8,000 children each weekend through school-church partnerships. He has been a featured guest on NPR, the Salem Radio Network, Life Today Live, Newsmax TV, Moody Radio, the WOW Factor, and Common Good.