Support Group Leader Luncheon

Only for Support Group Leaders – Only at the Convention

Due government restrictions, the 37th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention has been canceled.
This difficult decision was not made lightly, but with drastic, new restrictions in place, there is simply no other choice.

Read more information here.
If you’re registered for the convention, please check your email for your refund information.

Leader Luncheon

To honor those who serve the homeschool community, HEAV is hosting a Leadership Luncheon for homeschool leaders. Along with delicious food and a scrumptious dessert, the luncheon will feature an encouraging speaker and lots of exciting gifts!

Friday, August 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

If you are a leader in a support group or co-op (a board member, a newsletter editor, an officer, or a committee chair), or an e-group moderator–or a person ready to move into leadership–you are invited to join us.

Leaders must be preregistered for the convention in order to attend the luncheon.

Leader Luncheon Workshops

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

Homeschooling is growing more diverse ethnically, socioeconomically, and generationally. As the motivators drawing families into home education expand, the need for homeschool leaders to effectively communicate across cultures becomes increasingly significant. It’s natural to interpret the behavior of others through our own values and perspectives. This can lead to misunderstandings in leaders working with different cultures. Learning the tools of cultural intelligence can equip leaders to reach and serve more effectively.

Heather Frommack, RDN

Heather Frommack, RDN

Heather is an 18-year veteran homeschooling mom of five wonderful children. Through the beauty of international transracial adoption of two children, she and her family have experienced the richness and challenges of racial diversity on an intimate level. Additionally, her travel to more than 15 countries has given her a deep appreciation for different cultures. In her work as program manager of the educational consultants at HSLDA, she is also privileged to lead the committee for outreach to minorities. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational psychology from George Mason University and has completed post-graduate work in biblical counseling and her International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT).

Moms Safe Space Workshop: Building Community & Facilitating Reconciliation

Have you ever wondered why moms of other cultures do or say the things they do? Have you ever wished you understood them better? Have you ever heard something about another race that hurt or confused you? Have you ever wished you could just ASK questions in a safe space? Welcome to “Mom’s Safe Space,” a workshop where you will learn safe speech techniques to help open the conversation, build community, and experience reconciliation.

LaNissir James

LaNissir James

LaNissir James is mother to seven beautiful homeschooled children who provides social, spiritual, academic, and supervisory support for many homeschooling families, encouraging and equipping countless homeschool graduates to transition into colleges, careers, and vocational schools. She earned her bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland College Park, is pursuing a master of biblical studies, and is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified. LaNissir’s hobbies include reading, traveling, photography, and kayaking. LaNissir loves speaking to parents to encourage and support their homeschooling with empathetic, engaging, and practical wisdom informed by many years of experience.

NOTE: Registration is limited to four leaders per group in order to accommodate as many groups as possible. Because of limited seating, we are not able to accommodate children other than nursing babies.

Luncheon Sponsors

HEAV offers our heart-felt gratitude to our luncheon sponsors! Be sure to visit them in the Exhibit Hall, and thank them for making this luncheon possible.



Special Gifts and Door Prizes

We’ll have dozens of door prizes supplied by our generous vendors. In the past, leaders received a variety of gifts including hand-made soaps, specialty books, museum passes, a $100 gift certificate, a mini computer, and more!

Financial Need

If you are an HEAV member, there is no cost for the luncheon. If you have a sincere financial need, we are happy to provide scholarship help for the luncheon. Click here to submit a request.


The plated luncheon is FREE to group leaders who are also HEAV members. However, if you have made a reservation but cannot attend—please let us know. Call our office at 804-278-9200 so we can remove your name from our reservation list. If we do not receive your cancellation by August 5, we must ask you to pay the $20 cost of the lunch. If you notify us by this date, you will not be asked to pay the full cost of luncheon.

Questions or difficulty registering online? Please call the HEAV office at 804-728-9200 or e-mail