A world-class leadership training event will be available this August at York College. For the first time, the campus will serve as a satellite location for the Global Leadership Summit. While the main location for the Global Leadership Summit will be near Chicago, York will be one of hundreds of locations across the world to simulcast the two-day event.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 10. The theme for the Summit is “Everyone Has Influence.” The event is expected to attract nearly half a million attendees worldwide. ​​The Global Leadership Summit is the largest event of its kind, bringing together leaders from many disciplines and areas of industry.

Speakers include Simon Sinek, New York Times Bestselling author of Start With Why; Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail at Apple; Strive Masiyiwa, founder of Econet and one of Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders; Erwin McManus, author and futurist; and Dr. Nthabiseng Legoete, doctor and South African social entrepreneur. The line-up of speakers includes 15 influential ministers, authors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and social advocates.

In addition to the material that will be presented, the event at York College will be an opportunity to network with leaders from across Nebraska.

According to the Summit’s website, the annual leadership summit exists to transform Christian leaders around the world with an injection of vision, skill development and inspiration.

“We are extremely excited about hosting the Global Leadership Summit on our campus,” said event organizer Dr. Kirk Mallette, dean of York College Online. “I have attended the Summit in the past and there is something for every type of leader who wants to become better, regardless of a title or employment position.  If you influence people, this opportunity is for you.”

Additionally, York College Online offers a Master of Arts in Organizational and Global Leadership with exclusive access to content from the Global Leadership Summit and the Willow Creek Association. This program brings together leadership experts and the best resources for Christian leaders in an affordable and flexible degree program.

If individuals register by June 26, the cost is $189 for the two-day event. For groups of 10 to 25 that register by the early deadline, the cost is $149 each. For groups of more than 25 people, the early registration fee is $129 per individual. After June 26, the price will increase to $209 per individual.
For students and educators, the rate is only $89. The price includes all conference materials and some refreshments.