John C. Maxwell, leadership expert, pastor, and New York Times bestselling author, will be presented with the twelfth annual Indiana Wesleyan University World Changer Award at the Society of World Changers Convocation on Wednesday, October 14, at 10:00 a.m.

The event will be held in the Chapel Auditorium and include music from the IWU Chorale, the presentation of a life-size bust of Maxwell, and an address from the honoree. The Convocation is open to the public and will be followed by a short, media-only question-and-answer session in the Chapel Green Room at 11:10 a.m.

Maxwell is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team and EQUIP. Through his involvement with these organizations, he has trained more than 5 million leaders in nearly every country of the world. In 2014, he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. That same year Maxwell also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network.

IWU established the Society of World Changers in 2003 to recognize role models who have exemplified the concept of being a world changer and whose lives can serve as an inspiration to future generations. Previous inductees include television producer and author Robert Briner, neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, author Frank Peretti, legendary football coach Tony Dungy, Hobby Lobby CEO David Green, founder of Joni and Friends and author Joni Eareckson Tada, and gospel musicians Bill and Gloria Gaither. The most recent inductee is Dr. Elizabeth Dole, former U.S. Senator, President of the Red Cross and humanitarian.