Published June 1, 2021

Top 5 Reasons Nurses Choose the Summit for Career Development


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Nurses not only save lives, they change lives. They impact families, inspire younger generations and invest in their communities. Their leadership gives life and hope—and over the last year and a half, this has become more evident than ever.

As nurses have become a bigger part of The Global Leadership Summit audience over the years, they have shared some of the main reasons for choosing this event for their personal and professional growth.


Here are the top 5 reasons nurses and healthcare workers attend The Global Leadership Summit:

1. Leadership skills help nurses achieve greater teamwork and care to those they serve.

“I have been asked to take on an interim nurse manager assignment in a department that is dealing with a lot of negativity and a toxic environment. I truly felt that the Summit was outlined to help me overcome many of the barriers I will be trying to breakdown.” – Cindy P.

“[The Summit] infused how to be a great leader and how to cultivate a team believing in the same values and missions. It also helped me discover how to be an effective and outspoken nurse who advocates for her patients and team!” – Becca

“Last year was my first time attending the GLS. It was right after I started my new job as a family nurse practitioner. The Summit and the resources I got from it equipped me to be able to lead with care, kindness and integrity.” – Christabel A.


2. Nurses have time to pause to find encouragement, inspiration, hope and refreshment.

“In the world we’re walking in every day with all of the challenges we have, the Summit provides me that opportunity to pause, to take a look around me, to take a minute to reflect and refresh. It’s a reminder that I’m not alone as I go through challenging seasons. Ultimately, I want what is best for my team, my organization and my community, and receiving this opportunity to grow at the Summit was so helpful! I know there are more tough times ahead.” – Ashley D.

“Many of the [Summit] talks have been specifically about problems we were having with staff or things I personally struggled with as a leader, like vulnerability and how to have the tough conversations. After 27 years in this work, burnout is inevitable; the Summit has reminded me to keep myself strong and take care of myself.” – Amy B.


3. Nurses receive 11.25 contact hours for nursing.

The Global Leadership Summit supports every registered nurse seeking to grow in their leadership skills as a part of their continuing education portfolio. When nurses attend the Summit, they receive a certificate of completion and accreditation for 11.25 contact hours.* Learn more >>


4. Nurses get $110 off the regular individual ticket rate (Regular $209, Nurses $99).

With savings up to $110 per ticket, The Global Leadership Summit is one of the most affordable places to receive career development and experience leadership growth for their important role as a nurse. Learn more >>


5. Nurses can learn from a wide range of world-class faculty to support their leadership development growth.

Just some of the world-class faculty nurses may be most interested in learning from this year include, Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. Francesca Gino, Juliet Funt, Shola Richards, General Stanley McCrystal and several others! With such a diverse lineup, nurses experience perspective outside their field that can help them gain alternative solutions to everyday obstacles. Check out the full lineup >>


Are you a nurse? Do you know a nurse? Learn more about nurse benefits and discounts for GLS21! Learn more >>


*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is a two-day infusion of actionable leadership insights and inspiration broadcast to hundreds of host sites across the United States every August. In the following months, the GLS is translated, contextualized and hosted by local leadership committees at hundreds of locations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. This global event convenes a world-class faculty who share their distinct perspectives and expertise, inspiring and equipping people around the world with practical leadership skills that can be applied within their context, wherever they have influence, and used to empower positive transformation where it’s needed most. Attracting an audience that represents various industries, including marketplace, non-profit, healthcare, education, government, ministry and corrections, the GLS has become a unique platform, unlike any other, bringing people together to not only empower better leadership within the organizations they represent, but in a growing number of cases around the world, this event also acts as a catalyst for organic local movements initiating systemic, city-wide change. What started as a single event back in 1990’s, the GLS has grown to attract tens of thousands of people today.