HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
Married for 24 years, Jon and his wife Chris have six children: Brandon (20), Joshua (18), Emily (16), and Joel (14), Anna (12), and Jonny (6). Together, Jon and Chris have homeschooled them from the first grade on and have ignited their passion for entrepreneurship. Brandon is majoring in entrepreneurial studies at Grove City College and Joshua is preparing to study marketing at James Madison University this fall.
Jon retired in 2006 from the Air Force after 20 years of service and, since then, has started four businesses that have all involved his family. Through these experiences, he’s gained great insights, which he enjoys sharing with other homeschooling parents.
“This came at the exact moment my husband and I were wondering how to do this.” — Joyce
(10:15 PM EST):
Takin’ Care of Business at Work and Home: Involving your children in the family business
Ever think about starting your own business? But how can parents run a successful business and still homeschool their children? In this session, entrepreneur and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jon Tigges will share with you how starting your own business can bless your family in multiple ways. Based on his experience of launching four family ventures, Jon will give you an insider’s view of the process—the good, the bad, and ugly—along with insights as to how he and his wife, Chris, have been successful, as entrepreneurs and homeschooling parents, for years.
Member Price: $5.95
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Non-Member Price: $10.95