"Inspired People on an Inspired Mission"
Teachers: Joe & Zan Tyler
When: Thursday, April 16, 2020; 9:30am - 4:00pm
Where: Mayo Civic Center, Suite 109
🌼 Part 1: A Powerful, Sustaining Vision for Leadership
Zan and Joe Tyler have been involved in homeschool leadership since 1985 at the local, state, and national levels. Whether you are creating a vision for your support group as a board of directors, or you simply want to provide clear direction for your family, the Tylers will inspire you as they share their own joys and frustrations of homeschool leadership. Zan and Joe will share tips for developing a powerful sustaining vision that encourages participation and engagement from those you are trying to serve. This session will include discussion about servant leadership and dealing with opposition, too! (9:30 - 10:45am)
🌼 Part 2: The Leadership Legacy
Our founding fathers and other pioneers have left us a rich legacy as we consider how to teach and train our children and how to value and preserve liberty. We will discuss the lessons we can learn from our history as we determine what type of legacy we need to leave for those who follow us. We will discuss six traits of servant leaders and what it takes to fill the leadership gap. Zan and Joe Tyler will talk specifically about family life and homeschool leadership so that we do not alienate our spouses or our children as we work to encourage other homeschool families. You’ll learn ways to effectively incorporate your children so that your leadership becomes a mission that unites that family. (11:00am - 12:15pm)
🌼 Leaders Luncheon
(12:30-1:45pm) Meeting in Suite 101
🌼 Part 3: Developing Influence by Bringing out the Best in Others
As Christian homeschool leaders, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ first and foremost, and in the process we become ambassadors for the family and homeschooling. In this session, we will discuss how to present homeschooling in the best possible light. We will also discuss principles and actions that motivate and inspire others, as well as those cripple them. These principles are valuable whether you are working with children, your spouse, other homeschoolers, the media, or local officials. (2:00 - 4:00pm)
Thank you, Leaders!
Sometimes words just aren't adequate to express our gratitude for all that you've done on others' behalf. You have served home educators so faithfully through the years and we truly appreciate it. Come sit down with us. Relax. Be ready to enjoy a time of delightful encouragement, relaxing refreshment, and renewed vision. ~ From your friends at MÂCHÉ
Meet Joe & Zan Tyler
Joe and Zan Tyler have been married for 41 years and spent twenty-one years homeschooling their three children from kindergarten through high school. In 1984, Zan and Joe Tyler found themselves in a quandary when their local school board denied their initial application to homeschool. In a follow-up meeting, the South Carolina State Superintendent of Education threatened Zan with jail. The Tyler family spent the next eight years fighting for the rights of South Carolina homeschoolers in the legislature, in the judicial system, and in the court of public opinion. Yet Zan and Joe would go on to homeschool each of their children.
Joe and Zan were founding members of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) and have both served in leadership.
In addition to writing Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential, Zan is a popular speaker and online columnist. Her articles appear in a variety of publications including academic journals and homeschooling magazines such as HSLDA’s Court Report. In 1987, Zan was honored as the "South Carolina Homemaker of the Year." She co-authored the book Anyone Can Homeschool with Dr. Terry Dorian in 1996. And in 1999 she appeared on NBC’s Today Show with Katie Couric. In 1998, the governor of South Carolina awarded Zan the "Order of the Palmetto," the highest honor a civilian can receive. Zan has recently served as the National Grassroots Director for ParentalRights.org and as the Homeschool Editor and Resource Consultant for LifeWay.com.
Joe was a very involved homeschool dad during the course of the Tylers’ 21 years of homeschooling. He has served as an elder in his church since 1984 and has taught parenting and marriage Sunday School classes and Bible Studies. Joe enjoys speaking with Zan at homeschooling conferences both nationally and internationally. Most important to Zan and Joe is that their children continue to love one another and all are seeking to serve and glorify Christ in their adult lives.