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2022 LeaderLife – March 18 & 19

Ford’s Colony Country Club – Williamsburg

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!

HEAV Members: Your special discount code is on your member benefits page!

Non-members: To get the $30 scholarship,
use code LDLBJS22
Be sure to thank BJU Press/Homeworks by Precept!

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Register beginning February 10!

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.

Eliminate the Guesswork.

LeaderLife

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!

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.

Empower Yourself and Revitalize Your Team!

Come to LeaderLife.

We’re sorry – registration for the full conference is closed.

We’re sorry – registration for the full conference is closed.

For just $19, you may register for the pre-conference event.

Earlybird

$139
$ 99 $109/Non-member
  • BJU Scholarship Saves $30! (limited time)
  • Members save $10
  • Friday dinner and dessert
  • Saturday luncheon and snacks
  • All conference materials
  • Includes pre-conference event
Best Deal

Regular

$ 139 $149/Non-member
  • BJU Scholarship Saves $30! (limited time)
  • Members save $10
  • Friday dinner and dessert
  • Saturday luncheon and snacks
  • All conference materials
  • Includes pre-conference event

Pre-Conference Event Only

$ 19 Member/Non-member
  • How to Start a Support Group or Co-op
  • 10 a.m. to noon
  • Includes all pre-conference materials

HEAV Members: Your special discount code is on your member benefits page!

Non-members: To get the $30 scholarship, use code LDLBJS22 — and be sure to thank BJU Press/Homeworks by Precept!

NOTE: Every attendee, including spouses, must register separately. Earlybird price is until February 18; regular price is until March 10. You must log in to your member benefits page to get your discount code.

New This Year

A Pre-Conference Event 

Starting a Support Group or Co-op? Let’s Get Started!

with Sheri Payne Homeschooling is a great way to unleash your creativity—but we know starting from scratch can be daunting. Don’t re-invent the wheel! Learn from others who have gone before. Learn the difference between a co-op and support group, and discover what you need to know to get started!

Choose whether you want to run a support group or co-op! We’ll give you the details you need to know, followed by a Q&A and idea-sharing time.

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Thanks to Our Registration Sponsor!

You are saving $30 on your registration…Thanks to Our Registration Sponsor! Our registration sponsor, BJU Press/Homeworks by Precept, has invested in homeschooling—and especially homeschool leaders like you!—to make LeaderLife as affordable as possible for you. Thanks to their generosity, you are saving $30 off your registration! FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY-REGISTER NOW.

Schedule

Friday 
Pre-event

  • 9:00 AM Pre-event Workshops registration
  • 10:00 AM What Homeschool Groups Are and How to Plan One
    How to Start and Run a Co-op
    How to Start and Run a Support Group or Club
  • NOON Break for lunch on your own (restaurant on-site or fast food in the area)

LeaderLife

  • 1:00 PM Conference Registration
  • 2:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
    Spotlight Leader Introductions
    The Art of Effective Communication
    ~ LaNissir James
    Hot Topics: Protecting Our Children and Protecting Your Organization
    ~ Darren Jones, HSLDA
    Mentoring Outreach Program
    ~ Mary Towsey
  • 6:30 PM Buffet Dinner
    Dessert Fellowship

Saturday

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast/devotional
  • 9:00 AM Welcome
    Spotlight Leader Introductions
    Hispanic Outreach Program ~ Karim Moroto
    How to Build a Homeschool Community of Leaders ~ LaNissir James
  • Leader-to-Leader Breakout Sessions
  • 12:15 PM Luncheon
    Legislative Update ~ Yvonne Bunn, HEAV
    Conflict Resolution and Building Healthy Relationships ~ LaNissir James
  • 4:00 PM Wrap up and door prizes

LeaderLife 2022 Speakers & Workshops

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LaNissir James

LaNissir James, an author and enthusiastic speaker, uses humor and real-life experiences to inspire people to live joyfully and fearlessly as they pursue their God-sized dreams. A certified practitioner of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, LaNissir is also the author of Joyful Mother of Children where she inspires parents everywhere to see the JOY in the various challenges of parenting today. Her newest writing project is the sought-after Mom’s Manual. LaNissir and her husband Lorenzo celebrate 25 years of marriage and are homeschooling parents of seven, ages 22 to 5.

Workshop Topics:

  • Conflict Resolution and Building Healthy Relationships
  • How to Build a Homeschool Community of Leaders
  • The Art of Effective Communication
Darren-Jones

Darren Jones

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.

Workshop Topics:

  • Protecting Our Children
  • Protecting Your Organization
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Karim Morato

Karim Morato is a bilingual consultant and the Hispanic outreach coordinator at HSLDA. She is a certified Spanish teacher with 16 years of teaching experience in public schools. Now, with her master’s degree in curriculum and online learning from George Mason University, Karim has developed her own curriculum and is passionate about supporting leaders and Hispanic parents in her community. Karim and her husband homeschool their three children.
  • Reaching Out to Hispanic Homeschoolers in Your Group
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Yvonne Bunn

Yvonne is HEAV’s director of homeschool support and government affairs. A veteran homeschooler, she has a degree in elementary education and taught in a Christian school prior to homeschooling for 18 years. She has 5 children and 16 grandchildren.

  • Legislative Update
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Mary Towsey

Mary Towsey is a follower of Jesus, wife to Mike, and mother to two teenage sons. Though homeschooling was not on the radar in the early years, by 2016, with the help of HEAV and many wonderful homeschooling families, they had begun their homeschooling journey. Mary is now dedicated to walking alongside others on their homeschool path. As HEAV’s mentoring outreach director, Mary will help connect mentor moms with homeschool moms–specifically, as they approach high school. Through webinars, Q&A sessions, and one-on-one mentoring, Mary and her team will help homeschool families gain the tools and confidence they need as they navigate their way through those “scary” high school years.

  • How to Build a Mentoring Program
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Anne Miller, HEAV President and Executive Director

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Sheri Payne, Director of Leader Support

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Stephanie Konicki, Director of Outreach

HOTELS

There are many beautiful—and affordable!–hotels in the area! Here are a few suggested options. Please make your reservations at the hotel of your choice.

101 St. Andrews Drive, Williamsburg
Distance: 0.2 mi SE
757-258-5500
Marriott  Details

Exclusive Discount: 20% Off for Homeschoolers
Distance: 5.2 mi
1402 Richmond Road, Williamsburg
757-645-3600
Fairfield Inn Details

4870 Longhill Road, Williamsburg
Distance: 1.8 mi E
757-253-9100
Williamsburg Plantation Details

718 Bypass Rd, Williamsburg
Distance: 3.1 mi E
757-229-4900
Hampton Inn Details

1452 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg
Distance: 3.6 mi E
757-941-1057
Holiday Inn Details

5351 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA
Distance: 2.9 mi E
757-707-8687
Rodeway Inn Details
Choice Hotels

1624 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA
Distance: 3.3 mi E
757-253-9400
Hilton Garden Details

549 East Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg
Distance: 4.2 mi NE
866-969-9653
Great Wolf Details

4560 Long Hill Road Williamsburg
Distance: 2.0 mi S
800-743-0248
War Hill Inn Details

700 Richmond Road, Williamsburg
Distance: 6 mi S
800-462-6667
Magnolia Manor Details

HEAV Members: Your special discount code is on. your member benefits page!

Non-members: To get the $30 scholarship, use code LDLBJS22 — and be sure to thank BJU Press/Homeworks by Precept!

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.