Global Builders Leadership Gathering

2017 Global Builders Leadership Gathering: April 28-29
If you’re a Global Builders’ team leader or interested in learning what it takes to become one, we invite you to join our 2017 leadership gathering in Hammond, Louisiana. You will join Fuller Center leaders from around the country as well as from Nicaragua to learn more about who we are, sharpen leadership skills, learn from experienced trip leaders, share travel stories, and find out what it takes to lead a Global Builders trip. 
This event is being held alongside our annual Fuller Center Covenant Partner Conference which will give you the opportunity to meet those who are heading up our work around the U.S. There is also going to be a pre-conference build which you can learn about at the following link – Higher Ground on the Bayou-Flood Recovery Build

Registration Fee:

If you are leading a 2017 trip then you will not have to pay a registration fee. However, if you choose to stay at the hotel then you will need to pay for that – more information about lodging is below. If you are not leading a trip then the registration fee is $95 per person. This covers your Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and conference materials. Click the button below to register or keep scrolling down to learn more details about the event!


Friday, April 28: Conference kicks off at 1 pm. There will be a couple of sessions which will be announced shortly

Saturday, April 29: Conference continues with a number of sessions covering a variety of aspects related to Global Builders trip leading. The conference ends with a dinner at 6 pm. More details will be announced shortly.

Participants will have two choices when it comes to lodging. Both have limited space so sign-up soon to ensure you get to stay where you would like. Here are more details:

Volunteer Lodging:
Volunteer lodging will be available to registered attendees beginning Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30, 2017. Space is limited and will be on a first come basis. The volunteer lodging will be at First Presbyterian Church of Hammond. Shower facilities are available. A light breakfast will be provided. Check in begins on Thursday, April 27th after 3 p.m. and check out is required by Sunday, April 30th by 11 a.m. There is no cost to stay here.

Host Hotel:
Hampton Inn
401 Westin Oaks Drive
Hammond, LA 70403
Rates: $89 plus local sales tax- Reservations will be taken at the Fuller Center rate until 3/27/2017. Reservations will be taken on space available basis only. Even if you are leading a 2017 trip, you will be required to pay for this.

Travel Information

The nearest major airport is located 38.5 miles away in New Orleans at the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Transportation will not be included to and from airport for the conference.
Click here for airport information.

Hammond, LA in Tangipahoa Parish is located near the intersection of interstate highways 55 and 12.

Pre-Conference Build

This year participants have the unique opportunity to participate in a pre-conference build. Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing will be hosting the “Higher Ground on the Bayou-Flood Recovery Build 2017” beginning on Monday, April 24-Thursday, April 27th. This is a 4 day build helping -with flood recovery work in the service area of Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center.

Click on the following link to learn more and to sign –

*If you are a 2017 GB trip leader and would like to join the pre-conference build, you will be required to pay the registration fee for the build week.



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