Learn in Community

Real learning happens in community. It’s not a flash in the pan, sage on a stage, hurry up sport. It happens over time, where you can think. At International Summit, there are four days for you and your team to learn and process what you’ve learned with like-minded Christian leaders.

What to Expect

A conference designed for young and seasoned leaders with keynote and TED style talks on leadership subjects you want to know about. The ones that help you drive revenue, love people better, strive for excellence and do more than tip your hat to God’s theology of work.



Standard registration for individual conference attendees.


Member Price: $895* *Convene and FCCI members, a special discount code was emailed to your Convene affiliated account. Register


Discounted registration pricing for couples attending the conference together.


Member Price: $1595* *Convene and FCCI members, a special discount code was emailed to your Convene affiliated account. Register


Brian Bosché CEO, The Millennial Solution Brian Bosché is the #1 Millennial intrapreneuship expert. He is a featured keynote speaker, Bestselling Author and sought after success coach to thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide. In the last year alone, Brian has spent over 1,000 hours speaking and training business leaders, authors, and successful entrepreneurs on how to take extreme ownership to get explosive results. Brian is the Cofounder & CEO of 60-Day Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer at The Millennial Solution, America's Millennial experts. Read Bio
Gabrielle Bosché Founder, The Millennial Solution At just 28, Gabrielle Jackson Bosché has spoken on stages around the world for companies like Audi Volkswagen, Microsoft, The United States Naval Sea Command and the Department of The Interior. In 2015 alone, Gabrielle spoke live to over 3,000 individuals. Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 CEOs and top government agencies. A Millennial herself, Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the Millennial generation and motivating Millennials to do and be more. Gabrielle has been called a Millennial mediator- bridging the generation gap and bringing her passion and personality to solving the challenge of a multi-generational workplace. Read Bio
Dr. Henry Cloud Psychologist, Leadership Coach, NY Times Best-selling Author Dr. Henry Cloud–An acclaimed leadership expert and best-selling author, he draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance.

Dr. Cloud has written or co-written over twenty books, including the bestselling Boundaries series, which sold over four million copies. In 2009, Integrity was identified as "the best of the bunch," by The New York Times, and in 2011, Necessary Endings was called "the most important book you read all year," and named by The Globe and Mail in the Best Business Books of 2011.
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Steve Cockram Co-Founder, GiANT Worldwide | Speaker, Trainer & Author Steve Cockram is an international speaker, author, and consultant to top-level executives and leaders around the world. He area's of expertise revolve around personality and wiring, organizational leadership, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal communication. Steve is the co-founder of GiANT Worldwide, a global leadership consultancy Read Bio
Brad Formsma President and Founder, I Like Giving Brad's story began at a young age, inspired by his grandfather to open his eyes and see the needs of the people around him. Fast-forward a few years, and Brad has committed his life to making the world a better place, one giving story at a time. He’s the author of the best-selling book "I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life" and the Founder & President of I Like Giving, a movement which inspires people to live generously through stories. The I Like Giving films have been viewed more than 40 million times in over 170 countries. Read Bio
Kristen Hadeed Founder, Student Maid; Author, TEDx Speaker & Culture Consultant Kristen Hadeed imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that empower people to keep climbing toward the best version of themselves every day. As the young leader of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires students, Kristen has fostered a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture and engaging the next generation. Her optimistic, energetic and insightful keynotes and workshops unleash potential in others to exceed their wildest expectations. She is an expert in developing and teaching practical, ready-made tools that inspire people to take action. Read Bio
Jeremie Kubicek Co-Founder, President & CEO, GiANT Worldwide President and CEO of GiANT Impact and Co-Founder of the GiANT companies, an entrepreneur who has built world-class brands and events to serve influencers around the world. He is also an author of the national best-selling book, Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It. Kubicek is passionate about helping leaders grow so they can serve others. His drive to liberate and awaken leaders is evident in the work of GiANT with the Chick-fil-A LeaderCast and LeaderTour’s and the Catalyst movement. GiANT Companies includes GiANT Partners, GiANT Capital, and GiANT Experiences. GiANT is focused on helping leaders and their organizations grow. Read Bio
Greg Leith CEO, Convene Greg Leith is the CEO of Convene. His career spans over 40 years of senior leadership roles in corporate, non-profit and academic sectors. Greg was a senior executive for 20 years with the $9 billion ServiceMaster Company. He’s served the persecuted church with food, brought relief and long-term jobs to Orissa, India, assisted mission agencies in China with strategy and helped envision a School of Journalism in Haiti. Greg and Shelley have been married for over 38 years which has created lots of stories they got to share as speakers with Family Life helping thousands of marriages. They raised five kids who somehow turned into passionate culture shapers. Read Bio
Chris McCluskey President, Professional Christian Coaching Institute; Speaker & Author Christopher McCluskey is President of Professional Christian Coaching Institute, the world’s largest distinctly Christian school aligned with the standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He has trained nearly 4,000 life & leadership coaches in more than 40 countries and is co-host of the top-rated podcast, Professional Christian Coaching Today.

Frequently cited as the 'Father of the Christian Coaching Movement’, Chris pioneered the coaching industry in the 1990’s and is a popular keynote speaker, thought leader, media personality, executive coach, and best-selling author with his wife, Rachel, of the marriage classic, When Two Become One.
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Chad Merrill FCCI President & CEO; Author; Chairman, Impact 2:52, LLC Chairman Chad is a successful entrepreneur who has started or acquired over forty businesses. His passion is helping young adults and business leaders live intentionally and expand their influence. Chad’s passion for mentoring drives much of his business and personal life and was instrumental in his selection as FCCI’s senior executive leader. Read Bio
John O'Leary TEDx Speaker & Author In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his home and burned 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live. O'Leary cites faith and prayer as key elements that led him to where he is now. “God does His best through tragedy, he says. Think about it in Jesus' suffering — Christ dies on Good Friday, but he returns on Easter Sunday!" His book, ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was an instant #1 National Bestseller. Read Bio


Steve Bell Musician His guitar skills were honed in a medium-security penitentiary where his Dad, the prison Chaplain, brought him along. Today he’s a Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, Teacher, Writer, Troubadour for our time. All these are the iconic Steve Bell. Over a 25-year solo career, he’s purveyor of truth and beauty and a champion of kindness, on a focused mission to “encourage Christian faith and thoughtful living through artful word and song.” His eloquent songs are sung in a charming vocal style, accompanied by rootsy guitar riffs and storytelling prowess that are uniquely his own. Steve has put out 20 albums selling over 300,000 copies. He performs with symphony orchestras to capacity crowds. Bell spreads hope through music to communities in India, Thailand, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Palestine, Kenya and Guatemala. Read Bio


Unbroken: Path to Redemption A showing of the unreleased film Join us in the Palm Springs Air Museum for a showing of the unreleased film, "Unbroken: A Path to Redemption," the incredible follow-up to the story of Louis Zamperini. Louis' son Luke will be there for the showing and will be available for photos in front of the type of plane that Louis was flying when he was shot down.
BMW Performance Center Take your driving skills to the next level Business meets adrenaline behind the wheel of a BMW M car as you drive around the performance racing track for six screaming, exhilarating laps in Thermal, California just minutes from the hotel. You’ll follow an instructor’s car for a warm-up lap, then try to keep his car in your sights as speed and G force increases, pushing your M car to its considerable limits.

For more information and to add this experience to your registration, email frank@fcci.org.

Location: Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

Conference events will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage, California.

You will have access to book your room after you register for the conference. An email will be sent to you with the necessary code to complete a booking.

68900 Frank Sinatra Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Hotel Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage An elegant resort where palm trees and snow-capped mountain views provide a delightful visual choice,The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage reveals a Palm Springs luxury hotel that holistically embraces its desert surroundings. From design elements that evoke nature, to spa treatments born from indigenous herbs to fresh California culinary experiences, let one of the most tranquil hotels in Rancho Mirage touch both your soul and adventurous spirit.
Activities Palm Springs, CA

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is centered in the beautiful Southern California desert. Surrounded by mountains, open sky and sunsets draped in color, you'll be in an oasis for this time of leadership learning. In addition to exploring the beauties of the hotel itself, take time to check out these nearby experiences:

  • 20+ Miles of Hiking Trails From Hotel
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Hot-Air Ballooning
  • Living Desert Museum

Quick Facts

Who's Invited?


  • The hotel is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and 60 minutes from Ontario International Airport (ONT). Two hours from the Los Angeles (LAX), Orange County (SNA) and San Diego (SAN) International Airports. (Taken from the FCCI website)


  • You can book a room at the conference venue, Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.


  • Sunday, Sep 16, 2018
    • 10:00 a.m. | Chapel
    • 2:00 p.m. | Registration
    • 6:00 p.m. | Dinner
    • 7:00 p.m. | Welcome & Session I
  • Monday, Sep 17, 2018
    • 7:00 a.m. | Breakfast
    • 8:30 a.m. | Worship
    • 9:30 a.m. | Session II
    • 10:45 a.m. | Breakouts
    • 11:45 a.m. | Session III
    • 6:00 p.m. | Dinner
    • 7:15 p.m. | Session IV
  • Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
    • 7:00 a.m. | Breakfast
    • 8:10 a.m. | Worship
    • 8:45 a.m. | Session V
    • 10:15 a.m. | Breakout
    • 11:15 a.m. | Session VI
  • Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
    • 7:00 a.m. | Breakfast
    • 8:30 a.m. | Worship
    • 9:30 a.m. | Session VII
    • 10:30 a.m. | Breakout
    • 11:30 a.m. | Session VIII
    • 6:00 p.m. | Dinner
    • 7:30 p.m. | Session IX
  • Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
    • 7:30 a.m. | Breakfast
    • 9:00 a.m. | Focus Prayer
    • 10:30a.m. | Conference Concludes

Questions? Call 1-877-236-2236 or email info@convenenow.com