Director's Council


The Director's Council is held annually in June. It is designed for new and experienced Virginia Head Start Directors.

There will be a new directors meeting this year from 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday, June 20 led by the T/TA Specialists. This additional training is geared toward directors who have been in their current role two years or less.

Cost: $285.00 - Includes 2 breakfasts, 1 plated lunch and 2 boxed lunches and materials. 

This conference is designed for Head Start Directors and Managers.

Cancellation Policy - A submitted registration is a commitment to pay. No refunds will be issued, though you may transfer your registration to another person at no additional charge.

Registration is now closed. We will see you in June. 

Agenda - PDF - Updated 6/12/17

Evaluation - Closes on July 12, 2017

Slides from Tommy Sheridan's Presentation- PDF

 Guest Speakers: 

John Cregier

 John Cregier is a business executive and consultant with 35 years of leadership experience in both technology and general business domains. His life has been deeply influenced by a mindfulness practice that began almost 25 years ago, including how mindfulness served as an important source of leadership wisdom while fulfilling very demanding responsibilities. John has provided mindfulness instruction to others through his work and in his community. 

John’s professional experience is primarily with a regional wireless operator where he served in the capacity of CIO for 9 years. He also held key leadership roles in marketing and general operations. More recently he founded a consulting firm which provides advisory services focused on IT strategy and investments, and helping firms navigate complex technology-based transformations.
As a Senior Instructor for the Institute for Mindful Leadership, John is inspired to use his real-life experience of leading mindfully to help leaders unlock their true potential and improve their well-being in today’s challenging business environment.

 “Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership” 


John Richardson-Lauve

John Richardson-Lauve is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working in community mental health. He is committed to supporting and strengthening individuals and communities that struggle with adversity. His experience includes work with chronically mentally ill adults, substance abuse, residential youth care, foster care, and outpatient mental health. He has worked with homeless veterans in New York City, in a hospice home for those with HIV in the early stages of the AIDS crisis, and six years living in a home with eight teenage girls in foster care. John is an experienced trainer, lecturer, and keynote presenter. He is the Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator at ChildSavers. 

Hotel Information: 

Wyndham Hotel

5700 Atlantic Ave57th St & Atlantic Avenue

Virginia BeachVA 23451-2236 

(757) 428-4752

A one night's advance deposit payment or credit card deposit is required for each room reserved. Any cancellations must be received within 72 hours or more prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night's room & tax charge to credit card.  

Hotel Block is now closed.