2016 Global Leadership Summit Comes To Meru!

Welcome To The 2016 Global Leadership Summit – Meru!

The 2016 Global Leadership Summit comes to Meru County from Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November 2016 at the Kenya Methodist University complex (KEMU).

Ripples International are the event managers for the Summit.

This power-packed Summit has already drawn a lot of interest from top business leaders and Christian professionals in the County.

For only Ksh 1,500/-, the region’s top professionals will get to watch, listen and interact with 10 of the top Christian business minds in the world.

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Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) will be the venue for this phenomenal leadership event that has inspired millions to pursue their God-given destiny.

Tickets are already selling out fast.

The Global Leadership Summit – GLS for short – has a rich history of transforming regular business people like you and me!

By illuminating business principles and key insights of entrepreneurship tucked away in the Bible, GLS has helped millions of people launch new businesses, launch into their God-given destiny and realize the amazing leadership potential that Christians have.

Thousands of delegates all over the world listen keenly over 2 days as top class business people share their secrets of success that have enabled them set up some of the most influential business brands in the world.

This year is no different.

10 of the biggest most inspirational business leaders, hosted by Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, will share their time tested principles based on the theme, ‘Lead from where you are.’

GLS Key Speakers – Meru Edition

Key speakers for the Meru edition include Bill Hybels, Bishop T.D Jakes, Wilfredo de Jesús, Erin Meyers, Partick Lencioni, John Maxwell and Travis Bradberry. Local Speakers are Bishop Calisto Odede and Frida Owinga.

A Glimpse Into GLS- Meru

The 2016 Global Leadership Summit is divided into two days, each with 3 sessions – morning, mid-morning and afternoon sessions.

After each session, delegates have a chance to interact and chat with each other, sharing key pointers learned during each topic and then follow up with action points that eventually lead to revision of business destiny, new goal-setting and accountability manifestos.

Bill Hybels – Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

Founder and Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, Bill Hybels starts off the Summit with a brilliant eye opener titled, “The Lenses of Leadership.”

Bill Hybels, 2016 Global Leadership SummitWillow Creek Community Church, a church of more than 25,000 that celebrated its 40th year in 2015.

He founded The Global Leadership Summit with a commitment to develop and mentor leaders worldwide, now impacting leaders in 125 countries.

Hybels is the best-selling author of more than 20 books and his new video curriculum, Leading From Here to There: 5 Essential Skills is releasing in August 2016.

Alan Mulally – President and CEO The Ford Motor Company (2006-1014)

Alan Mulally kicks off session 2 with a presentation titled, “The Art Of Working Talan mulally, 2016 Global Leadership Summitogether.”

Alan Mulally was the President and Chief Executive Officer, The Ford Motor Company from 2006-2014.
Alan led Ford’s transformation into one of the world’s leading automobile companies and the #1 automobile brand in the United States—returning it to profitability and changing the way the organization works.
Prior to joining Ford, he served as executive vice president of The Boeing Company.
Mulally has been named No. 3 on Fortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” list and one of “The World’s Most Influential People” by TIME magazine.

Erin Meyer- Professor at INSEAD; Author and Consultant

Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD in France, one of the world’s leading business schools.
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Her recently released book, The Culture Map, focuses on how the world’s most successful global leaders navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a multicultural environment.
In 2015, Meyer won the Thinkers50 “On the Radar” award, given to the best of the new generation of thinkers most likely to shape the future of business and business thinking.

Dr. Travis Bradberry- Bestselling Author; Co-Founder of TalentSmart

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Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and the co-founder of TalentSmart—a consultancy that serves more than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
A world-renowned expert in Emotional intelligence 2.0, Bradberry speaks regularly in corporate and public settings helping listeners better understand what emotional intelligence is, and most importantly, how to use it to improve their leadership.
Dr. Travis closes off Day 1 of this epic business summit.

2016 Global Leadership Summit – Day 2

Day 2 begins on a loud note with Patrick Lencioni, Wilfredo de Jesús, John Maxwell, Bishop T.D Jakes and Melinda Gates.

Patrick Lencioni – The Ideal Team Player

Patrick Lencioni shows you ‘How To Be The Ideal Team Player’ and work the complex dynamics of various personalities within your Organization to achieve the same goal with les the stress, less the drama and less the fall-out related with such work-relationship dynamics.

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Patrick Lencioni is the author of 10 business books that have sold nearly 5 million copies, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in America, and he consults on topics related to leadership and organizational health.

A Summit favorite, Lencioni’s upcoming release, The Ideal Team Player, explores the three essential virtues that accelerate teamwork and predict team success.

Bishop T.D Jakes – The Potter’s House

One of the undisputed favorites with global audiences, Bishop T.D Jakes takes to the stage through a riveting ‘One-on-One’ interview. global leadership summit, 2016 Global Leadership Summit, Bishop T.D Jakes

Find out more about his humble beginnings and incredible insights that God shared with him as he built Potter’s House from a mere 400 in attendance into a mega 30,000-strong Church. 

Bishop T.D. Jakes is a visionary, provocative thinker and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church.

Named “America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine , Jakes’ reach and presence spans film, television, radio and books, including his most recent New York Times bestseller, Destiny: Step into Your Purpose and his latest film, Miracles from Heaven, starring Jennifer Garner.

Staying The Course – Wilfredo De Jesus: Senior Pastor New Life Covenant Church

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Session 6 features a power combo of John Maxwell and Wilfredo de Jesus.

Wilfredo’s topic is dubbed “Staying the Course.’

I won’t reveal the amazing story behind his session what he will share, other than to say that if you are an entrepreneur struggling with idea, opportunity and funding, you MUST listen to him.

Wilfredo De Jesús is the Senior Pastor, New Life Covenant Church; Community Leader and Author.
Under Wilfredo De Jesús’ leadership, New Life Covenant Church has grown from 120 people to more than 17,000 through church plants and to more than 130 ministries reaching the most disenfranchised—the poor, homeless, prostitutes, drug addicts and gang members. Named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2013, De Jesús is the author of In the Gap and became a Summit favorite following his challenging and inspiring talk in 2014.


Reasons To Attend

It’s pretty clear why someone should attend this Meru Summit.

The caption below speaks for itself.

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The Global Leadership Summit is a world-class experience for Christian leaders  who want to get better. The Summit is not just an event to attend, but a resource to be leveraged year round.

About GLS

No matter where you lead, The Global Leadership Summit is a world-  class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your  grander vision—the reason God called you to lead. Broadcast LIVE in  HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago to over 375 Premier Host  Sites in North America and later around the world, you are invited to join an expected 260,000 leaders in 2015.

Pay Now, Secure Your Seat

You can secure your seat in this world-class forum by calling +254 722 733 128 or emailing
Book your delegate pass now via Mpesa on Paybill: 222 008, Account Name: GLS

Still Have Questions?

Ripples International is working in conjunction with International Christian Ministries (ICM) to stage the 2016 Global Leadership Summit in Meru.

If you have questions or would like to participate in any way, let us know! We’d love to have you on board.

You can book your entire leadership team for the Summit, or sponsor a group of talented students from your local University. Alternatively, become a Platinum Sponsor for the 1st edition of GLS-Meru Summit.

There are attractive packages available for you.

Sponsorship packages are being taken up quickly so you need to hurry to beat the rush.

Founded in 1992, Willow Creek Association (WCA) exists to help Christians grow their leadership to maximize Kingdom impact.

WCA is committed to a singular idea: that inspired, encouraged and equipped Christian leaders create thriving local  churches that redeem their communities for Christ.

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13 Warning Signs That Suggest Child Sexual Abuse

If You Spot  A Child With One Of These Tell-tell Signs…take note.

Someone within your proximity may be sexually abusing a child and you don’t even know it. There are tell-tell signs that you can help identify such a grievous act is taking place.
We will tell you what these signs are and how to counter them and help do your part in preventing and protecting a girl from sexual abuse.
Child sexual abuse is more serious than you think.

  • One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of eighteen.
  • The majority of the rape victims Ripples International has come across have happened when the child is below thirteen years.
  • 75% of abuse cases are family members and additional 10% are acquaintances of the child.
  • Nearly a third of girls and 18% of boys in Kenya suffer some form of sexual violence before they are 18, according to a study published in 2010 by the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef). 

First of all, we need to define what child sexual abuse is.
According to E Medicine Health Journal, child abuse is defined as “…a variety of harmful behaviors directed against children.”

Child sexual abuse includes any activity that uses a child to create sexual gratification either in you or in others.

Do The Warning Signs Suggest Child Sexual Abuse?

Although the touching of children as a sign of affection and for hygiene is considered normal and necessary, there is a way to distinguish normal touching from child sexual abuse.
The key is the intention by the perpetrator to be sexually aroused by the activity or the intention to create sexual arousal in others.
It’s important to note that the desire to use children in any way to create or gratify sexual arousal is a crime.

Unfortunately, there are people in society who take it too far and in the process abuse children, destroying their lives, education, social systems and resulting in a life full of torment, hate, and physiological disorders.
Therefore it can take many forms, from sexual abuse to pedophilia, physical abuse, child neglect, emotional trauma, and psychological abuse. The victims in this case – the child- is usually not in potion to speak out forcefully in the matter.

The girl child is usually the silent victim under the oppression of a elder male authority figure. These figures include the father, uncle, older male relative or in many cases a male teacher.

The instances of boy child undergoing sexual abuse from an elder female authority are not strange. However, the statistics of rising girl child abuse continue to rise,

These 13 Warning Signs Suggest Child Sexual Abuse

  1. Making a child uncomfortable by ignoring social, emotional, or physical boundaries or limits.
  2. Refusing to let a child set any of his or her own limits; using teasing or belittling language to keep a child from setting a limit.
  3. Insisting on hugging, touching, kissing, tickling, wrestling with, or holding a child even when the child does not want this physical contact or attention.
  4. Turning to a child for emotional or physical comfort by sharing personal or private information or activities that are normally shared with adults.
  5. Frequently pointing out sexual images or telling inappropriate or suggestive jokes with children present.
  6. Exposing a child to adult sexual interactions without apparent concern.
  7. Having secret interactions with teens or children (e.g., games; sharing drugs, alcohol, or sexual material)
  8. Spending excessive time e-mailing, text-messaging, or calling a specific girl-child.
  9. Being overly interested in the sexuality of a particular child or teen (e.g., talks repeatedly about the child’s developing body or interferes with normal teen dating)
  10. Insisting on or managing to spend unusual amounts of uninterrupted time alone with a child.
  11. Seeming “too good to be true” (e.g., frequently babysits different children for free, takes children on special outings alone, buys children gifts or gives them money for no apparent reason)
  12. Frequently walking in on children/teens in the bathroom.
  13. Allowing children or teens to consistently get away with inappropriate behaviors.

What Do You Do Now?

Now that you know, you need to pay keen attention any time a child exhibits any of these signs.

These warning signs suggest child sexual abuse.

If it’s a child you know, use your wisdom and better judgment to approach the child and ask them if there is anything they would like to talk about. Ask them if they are afraid of anything and get them to gradually confide with you what’s going on.
If you determine the matter to be a grave matter of sexual molestation, then don’t react in anger. The child may mistake that to be a reaction against her.

We wrote an article about how to go about getting the child to open up. What you need to do at this point is ask the child if there is any older person at home they trust.

Then approach the person with the child and share the information with them and urge them to report the matter to the nearest Child Protection office for further investigation.

In case the child is not familiar to you, call your nearest Child Protection office, report the matter and ask them to investigate it further. If you are absolutely sure, then there is only one course of action. Report it to the Police! But be absolutely sure.

Remember, it could be happening right under your eyes.

It’s better to be safe than sorry. Let’s do our part in reducing the statistics of child sexual abuse in our community.

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What Should I Do If A Child Discloses Sexual Abuse?

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Should I Talk To My Child About Sexual Abuse?

This is a big question that parents grapple with due to its embarrassing nature. What exactly should you do in this case?

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Breaking The Silence

Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is an alarming reality in our community today.

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