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DWU, local church to host Global Leadership Summit in mid-August

Dakota Wesleyan University will partner with Northridge Baptist Church as a host site for the Global Leadership Summit Aug. 14-15.

DWU’s Sherman Center will be the location for the two-day summit, telecast live from the Willow Creek Association campus near Chicago to more than 300 locations in North America. More than 170,000 church, business and organization leaders participate each year.

Founded in 1992, WCA is the organization behind the Global Leadership Summit.

Speakers at this year’s summit include:

• Tyler Perry — Filmmaker (“Madea”), actor and philanthropist.

• Jeffrey Immelt — President and CEO of General Electric.

• Susan Cain — Bestselling author of “The Power of Introverts.”

• Wilfredo De Jesus — senior pastor, New Life Covenant Church; Time’s 100 Most Infl uential People 2013.

• Patrick Lencioni — Best-selling author, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” and one of Fortune Magazine’s “Gurus You Should Know.”

• Carly Fiorina — Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Woman in Business for six consecutive years.

• Joseph Grenny — Social scientist for business performance.

For a full list of speakers, go to summit.

The local event chairwoman is Fredel Thomas, director of the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship at DWU.

For more information or to register, visit, or contact Deb Weitala at office@