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

We were distraught at the thought of not seeing everyone in June so we have decided to hold the Directors' Council virtually. We have a great line-up this year in response to our evolving needs related to COVID-19.

Conference will be held June 23-25, 2020. Directors, managers, and lead staff are welcome to attend. Registration is $120 per person. Zoom information, with a unique log-in code, will be emailed directly to each participant the day before the conference. The conference will be recorded and made available to participants through July 31.

Agenda  (with Trauma Workshop Description at the end) pdf


 Back by popular demand, John Richardson-Lauve will be leading updated Trauma Informed Workshops as the focus of this conference will be geared toward building resiliency with your staff and families in response to the pandemic. 

 John Richardson-Lauve is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working in the field of community mental health. He is committed to the support and strengthening of 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 6 years living together with his wife in a home with 8 teenage girls in foster care. He is an experienced trainer, lecturer and keynote presenter. He is the Director of Mental Health and the Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator at ChildSavers, an outpatient mental health clinic which has served children and families in the Richmond community for over 90 years. He and his wife have a 13 year old son and have worked with over 50 children in foster care in their home. 


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.

 Past agenda and presentations that have been provided can be found on the Past Events Page