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2021 LeaderLife – April 9 & 10
Founders Inn ♦ Virginia Beach

You can have a thriving homeschool community where families participate, leaders step up, and you have more time to spend with your family.
Join us at the leadership conference!


Register now—either join us in-person or through livestream!

Don’t miss this chance to get together in person with other homeschool leaders who are dealing with the same problems, challenges, doubts—and blessings and rewards!—as you are.


This Is a Lifechanger!

CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinders)

Take the CliftonStrengths Assessment, then join Connie Albers, our special guest speaker, who will take you through three sessions of evaluation and show you how to apply your unique strengths to grow more connected and effective in your leadership.

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Learn to Lead with Strength & Courage

Take CliftonStrengths

Learn what natural skills you have so you can work effectively with your teammates.

Attend LeaderLife

Let Connie help you understand and refine your strengths to empower your team—and YOU.

Revitalize Your Team

Apply your new knowledge of your strengths to become the leader your homeschool families need!

*You must log in to your member benefits page to get your discount code.

Eliminate the Guesswork.

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Empower Yourself and Revitalize Your Team!

Come to LeaderLife.

Earlybird Price

$ 99 $119/Non-member
  • Members save $20
  • FREE CliftonStrengths (Thanks, BJU Press!)
  • Fellowship and fun!
  • Through March 31

Regular price

$ 109 $129/Non-member
  • Members save $20
  • Fellowship and fun!
  • Begins April 1

Virtual Only

$ 49 $59/Non-member
  • Members save $20
  • Connect from home

*You must log in to your member benefits page to get your discount code.

NOTE: Every attendee, including spouses, must register separately.

**Registrations must be received by March 26 to be included in the leader notebook.

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CliftonStrengths Assessment is FREE…

…Thanks to Our Registration Sponsor!

Thanks to the generosity of our registration sponsor, BJU Press/Homeworks by Precept, you’ll get CliftonStrengths Assessment FREE. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY-REGISTER NOW.

*regular price is $19.99. Assessments must be completed by April 3. You and HEAV will  receive a completed copy of the assessment.



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Connie Albers shares her experiences and knowledge with other WAH and home-schooling moms to equip them in their callings. Balancing her own roles as a wife, business partner, speaker, home-school consultant, and volunteer, she has learned to discover resilience and joy between the “stop and go” of life. She’s been a spokesperson for Fortune 500 companies, and served as a director/ board member for a non-profit, state home-school organization. 

Darren Jones 2020


Darren Jones, homeschool graduate and HSLDA litigation attorney Darren Jones is a favorite at HEAV LeaderLife conferences! He will present a homeschool “hot topics” session that focuses on the problems YOU face every day in your homeschool support group or co-op.

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Yvonne Bunn, HEAV’s director of homeschool support and government affairs, is the head of HEAV’s legislative team and the developer of its Homeschool Crash Course webinar series that has been shared throughout Virginia and has launched thousands of homeschool families.

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Anne Hoopsick

HEAV's Legislative Outreach

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Patricia Beahr

Assistant Director of Government Affairs


Karim Morato

Hispanic Outreach

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Strengths Defined – Part I

A strength is the ability to provide consistent, near-perfect performance in a given activity. The key to building a strength is first to identify your dominant themes of talent, then to discover your specific talents within those themes, and to lastly, refine them with knowledge and skills. In this session, we will focus on learning how God uniquely designed and equipped you using CliftonStrengths.

Strengths Understood part II

Understanding strengths is a process that involves many steps, including identifying things done at excellence, claiming them as strong points, naming them, sharing them with others, consciously thinking about how performance can be maximized if behaviors and talents are aligned, adding necessary knowledge and skills, and actively using the talents whenever possible. Our objective is to help you gain a greater understanding of your strengths.

Strengths Applied

Taking the knowledge and understanding, we learned about CliftonStrengths, we will move into the application. Strengths-based development involves the identification of talents, integration into one’s view of themselves, and resulting changes in behavior. We will dive into how the knowledge of your talents and themes can be properly applied to your area of leadership.

Being the Leader Homeschoolers Need

Covid hit, and the world changed. Are you feeling battle-worn? Has your family struggled with all the changes and challenges of the past year? In this session, Connie will share a compelling vision for being the leader homeschool parents need.

Why CliftonStrengths?

More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies use CliftonStrengths assessments to create engaging environments where people are encouraged to make a positive impact in their communities.

As a leader, knowing yourself and your fellow leaders can make your leadership team stronger and more vibrant so you can reach and serve the needs of homeschoolers more effectively.

After taking the assessment, your signature themes report present your five most dominant themes of talent, in the rank order revealed by your responses to Strength Finders assessment. Of the 34 themes measured, these are your “Top Five.” There are no right or wrong talents.

Based on more than five decades of research,  CliftonStrengths shows that people who understand their strengths and behaviors are the most effective at their work, demonstrating an ability to develop strategies to meet and exceed the demands of their daily lives, their work, and their families. 

A review of the knowledge and skills you have acquired can provide a basic sense of your abilities, but an awareness and understanding of your natural talents will provide true insight into the core reasons behind your consistent successes.

Why LeaderLife Works

Relevant & Practical

Real-life examples and experiences from leaders you can trust provide skills you can apply right away to problems you face.

Life-Changing & Dynamic

Make connections and forge relationships that will forever change your leadership, your group, and your life!

Fun & Interactive

Who doesn't want to have fun? Gifts, activities, round-table discussions and leader panels bring each session to life!


FRIDAY, April 9

1:00 p.m.      Check-In and Registration at the Founders Inn
2:00 p.m.     Welcome
2:15 p.m.      Support Group Spotlight
3:00 p.m.     Strengths Defined ~ Connie Albers
4:00 p.m     Coffee Break
4:30 p.m.     Strengths Understood ~ Connie Albers
5:25 p.m.     HSLDA Hot Topics with Q&A ~ Darren Jones
6:25 p.m.     Legislative Update with Q&A ~ Yvonne Bunn and legislative Team
7:00 p.m.     Dinner Buffet and Fellowship
                             An evening of good food, fun, fellowship, and encouragement.
9:00 p.m.     Dessert Receptions

SATURDAY, April 10

8:00 a.m.     Breakfast Reception | Registration | Fellowship
8:45 a.m.     Welcome | Prayer
9:10 a.m.      Support Group Spotlight
9:55 a.m.     Hispanic Outreach ~ Karim Morato
10:10 a.m.     Strengths Applied ~ Connie Albers
10:55 a.m.    Coffee Break
11:20 a.m.     Panel Discussion
12:30             Luncheon
1:45 p.m.      Being the Leader Homeschoolers Need ~ Connie Albers
2:35 p.m.     Coffee Break
2:50 p.m.     Round-Table Topics
4:20 p.m.     Giveaways, Closing Thoughts, and Farewell

Beautiful Founders Inn and Spa Tapestry Collection by Hilton

The Founders Inn Spa and Tapestry Collection in Virginia Beach is a breathtakingly beautiful venue on 26 landscaped acres, with two on-site pools, and a complimentary seasonal beach shuttle.

Their queen-bed (double or single), standard guest rooms reflect a colonial era feel and include a TV, WiFi access, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, work desk, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, Neutrogena bath amenities, and more.


  • Masks must be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking.
  • Temperature checks will be required each day.
  • Physical distancing will be observed at all times.

*You must log in to your member benefits page to get your discount code.

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Two most-requested segments are back! Round-Table Topics and Leader Panels have refreshing talking points and relevant topics chosen by our leaders.

Registration includes all conference materials: your leader notebook, a buffet dinner on Friday, continental breakfast, and plated luncheon on Saturday.

Each year, we hear how this leadership conference has changed leaders’ lives and made THE difference in their leadership style, in their groups, and in their own families. Leaders sacrifice so much and we want to support you. We’re in this together. Come find your community. Come find your tribe.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Thanks to the generosity of these sponsors who have invested so highly in homeschooling families and leaders across the nation.