About GLC 2019

For two years, Drake University has hosted the prestigious Leadership Summit for Nigerian business tycoons and government leaders; giving practical leadership guidance that leads organizations to greatness. The summit has achieved great success in improving leader’s capacity to lead in innovation and entrepreneurship. It exposes leaders to accomplished business leaders of USA corporations that have been in existence for more than 500 years. At least, twenty-five of these leaders will spend six days learning from Drake faculty and engaging in the Greater Des Moines business community in October.

The 2019 GLCwill host leaders who are accomplished professionals and moguls not just in Nigeria but in the whole continent of Africa. This summit will empower the African leaders through anintensive leadership conference, networking, professional and business opportunities, and support for activities in their communities.

The leaders would be opportune to meet with American business owners for learning experience and/or business partnerships. The GLC will focus on leadership and governance, education management, business and entrepreneurship. It will cater for African leaders who are running very large businesses or organizations or government institutions.

The Drake faculty will lead the visiting leaders in the development of an executive leadership plan and in-depth entrepreneurial project; the participants will also engage with a number of the University’s corporate and community partners in the Des Moines area.

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Unprecedented opportunity to network with American business and develop implementation partnerships for Nigerian...

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Who Should Attend?

Accomplished business men who want to expand their business to the USA, Distinguished Public Servants...



Participant has a proven record of accomplishment, Sponsored participants will be expected to present evidence of...


Selection Process

For Profit Organizations will have the opportunity to reserve their seat by groups, Governmental offices shall give approval...

conference speakers and mentors

Brian Hemesath

President, Greater Insurance Accelerator

Daniel Joseph Houston

CEO/Chairperson, Principal Financial Group

Dennis Muilenburg

President, Boeing

More About the Summit


GLC Overview

This leadership conference will be offered in collaboration with corporate and community partners

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GLC Goal

The goal of the GLC 2018 is to lead organisations to greatness

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Key Events

Practical Academic Sessions, Leadership & Brand Development. Site Visits, Meals from the Heartland

Program Calendar

The 2019 GLC (Leading to Greatness) will host leaders who are accomplished professionals and moguls in the whole continent of Africa.

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