A transformational leadership experience designed to awaken students’ leadership, faith, and life journey. These leadership resources will activate young leaders to be a Force for Good in their world!

INSPIRE, EQUIP, & ACTIVATE the Next Generation to Lead!

A transformational leadership experience designed to awaken students’ leadership, faith, and life journey. These leadership resources will activate young leaders to be a Force for Good in their world!

GLS Next Gen Experiences Include:

  • World-Class Leadership Faculty & Content
  • A Combination of Live & Pre-Recorded Leadership Talks
  • Inspiring Arts & Entertainment
  • Practical Leadership Conversations
  • Engaging Activities
  • Processing Tools
  • Next-Step Strategies

What Is Unique About GLS Next Gen?

  • Three 75–90-minute sessions ready to be tailored to fit your needs – done in one full day or a multi-day experience or over a semester.
  • Leadership talks you can choose based on your desired outcome
  • Designed to build your student leadership team (student run and adult coached)
  • Processing tools to ignite conversations on leadership and life (not a classroom experience)
  • Ongoing resources to help with your group’s year-long transformational leadership journey in community

GLS Next Gen Leadership Themes

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Discovering Your Strengths and Unique Contribution
  • Cultivating an Inspiring Vision
  • Living Without Regrets
  • Courage to Overcome Fear, Rejection, and Adversity
  • The Act of Forgiveness
  • Developing Personal Resilience
  • Fostering a Culture of High Performance
  • You have Influence
  • Developing Leadership Habits
  • Responding to Failure
  • Inspiring yourself and others
  • What are you called to Deliver?
  • Understanding Civility
  • Cultivating Confidence
  • You are Chosen

Michael Jr.

Known as one of today's most gifted comedians, Michael Jr. brings laughter and understanding to audiences all over the world. Michael has spent a significant portion of his career making laughter commonplace in uncommon places such as homeless shelters and prisons, in addition to empowering his audiences with an appearance in Sony Pictures' feature film War Room as well as a starring roles in Selfie Dad, and MORE THAN FUNNY.

Michelle Poler

Born and raised in Caracas-Venezuela, Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, fear-facer, and branding strategist.

She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement that has reached over 70 million people worldwide and has empowered thousands to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential. She has been invited to speak at places such as TEDx, Google, Yum Brands, Facebook, Wells Fargo, ESPN, Netflix, P&G, Microsoft, Toyota, and many more.

Bianca Olthoff

Bianca Juarez Olthoff is a TCW advisor as well as a writer and speaker. She is in love with two men: Jesus and her husband, Matt. Bianca spends her week working as Chief Storyteller for The A21 Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization, and as the Creative Director for Propel Women. She loves having dance parties in the living room with her two stepchildren or cooking meals for friends.

Jerry Lorenzo

Jerry Lorenzo is the founder of Fear of God, a luxury streetwear label that has garnered the interest and support of Virgil Abloh, Kanye West and Gucci's Michele Alessandro since its launch in 2013.
Despite having no formal training in fashion, Lorenzo decided to change career path after becoming a father by setting up his own clothing line, which he self-funded with $14,000 of savings. His debut collection was a success, with Virgil Abloh summoning him to Atlantic City to share the pieces with Kanye West. Lorenzo would go on to collaborate with West on several projects including a collaboration with A.P.C., Yeezus Tour merchandise and Yeezy Season One.

Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel is Senior Pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple USA locations and globally online. Named in the top 25 CEOs in the USA (small and midsize companies), Groeschel is a New York Times best-selling author, speaks frequently across North America and around the world and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast-with more than 1 million monthly downloads.

Richard Montañez

Richard is known for his visionary leadership and ability to develop new systems and products. He sits on numerous non-profit boards. Throughout his career, Richard has accomplished several notable achievements and awards. Both state and federal government officials have honored Richard with numerous commendations for his work around education and leading economic growth. He was recognized by Hispanic Lifestyle magazine as one of the most influential Hispanic's in corporate America, has been featured in News Week and Fortune 500 magazine.

Liz Bohannon

Liz Bohannon is the co-founder of Sseko Designs, a socially-conscious fashion brand that works to create leadership and educational opportunities for women across the globe. She believes that business is a powerful platform for social change and that girls are our future.

Jia Jiang

Years after Jia Jiang began his career in the corporate world, he became an entrepreneur and discovered everyone's biggest fear: rejection. To conquer his fear, Jiang embarked on a journey and discovered a world where people are much kinder than we imagine. He is also a best-selling author of Rejection Proof, owner of Rejection Therapy and CEO of Wuju Learning.

Michael Todd

In 2015, Michael Todd and his wife Natalie were entrusted with the leadership of Transformation Church. With a vision to reach their community, city, and world with the Gospel in a relevant and progressive way, they've grown rapidly. Each week, their church service serves 25,000 attendees both live and online. Todd's influence reaches far beyond the church walls with the viral expansion of social media, including five of his talks with over 1 million views on YouTube alone.

Shola Richards

Shala Richards is an award-winning Director of Training, the author of Making Work Work (Sterling), and a positivity blogger (The Positivity Solution) with a passionate worldwide following. His articles have been featured in the Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, and numerous other publications. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Rich Wilkerson Jr.

Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. is a dynamic communicator with a passion to encourage and inspire this generation. Rich, and his wife Dawn Chere, pastor VOUS Church in Miami. VOUS Church is a catalyst of faith, creativity and diversity that celebrates the unique culture of its vibrant city. Every June, Rich and DawnChere host thousands of young adults at the annual VOUS Conference held at the Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theater on South Beach. He is the author of Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus in a Spiritually Bankrupt World.

Dr. Krish Kandiah

An advocate for fostering and adoption, Dr. Kandiah is the founding director of Home for Good, a charity seeking to find permanent loving homes for children in the UK foster care system. An international speaker and consultant, he offers both creativity and academic reflection to bring strategic change, culture shift and innovation. Dr. Kandiah and his wife have seven children through birth, adoption and fostering.

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Hear What Others Are Saying


Eric Bowling

Director of Student Leadership and Service,

Wheaton Academy

"As adults, we have a key role in developing the next generation of Christian leaders. The Global Leadership Summit Next Gen provides an opportunity for every student to have a seat “at the leadership table” to learn more about the concept of leadership and how to best engage in using what they have learned to serve others on their campuses, in their communities and in the greater world."


James Brooks


Harmony Community Church

"The Global Leadership Summit Next Gen brings hope and help to young leaders in our community. Helping our leaders realize that they all have influence and when they sharpen their leadership they can create a path to make a difference in their family, school, community and the world!"


Mike Locke

Pastor of Family Ministry,

Moraine Valley Church

"The Summit Next Gen has provided incredible tools to inspire next level thinking in our students. The beauty of these resources has been their simplicity. Each session offered an easy to use springboard into meaningful conversations around faith, influence and leadership. Our students desire to engage their worlds, the materials provided by the Summit Next Gen has provided a launch pad to get started."


Chris Mallette

Head Football Coach,

Chicago Hope Academy

"As a Coach and Community leader I know how important leadership is. Helping to sharpen the leadership skills of the young men and women I work with is critical and gives them hope! The Summit Next Gen is just what we need, we can shape this world class leadership event to fit our needs and make it our event. The GLS Next Gen team makes it easy to build into my leaders and help equip and empower them to be a force for good."