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Seminars and Workshops

Innovation starts with people.
You need creative people for creative teams to build creative organizations.

-Genein Letford

98.8% of attendees stated an increase of creative thinking after taking Genein’s seminar.

Corporate Creative Training

Creative Bootcamp

Creativity is not a special talent that only some people possess. Creativity is in all of us and it is a skill that can be intentionally developed. This seminar jumpstarts your team’s creative thinking through engaging and thought provoking exercises. Genein reconnects and strengthens their childlike imagination to their mature ability of reasoning and introspection.

Your team will benefit by:

  • Understanding the value and importance of creative thinking
  • Learning and implementing creative development skills
  • Increasing metaphorical thinking
  • Being able to produce ideas with increased novelty and relevance

Inspiring Innovators to Act

One major inhibitor of creative implementation is the presence of fear. Even people who consider themselves creative may not contribute their creative ideas openly due to intimidation. This seminar addresses the paralyzing inhibitors of creative action and guides your team through fun encouraging exercises to overcome blocks to creativity and the barriers to executing those creative ideas.

Your team members will benefit by:

  • Identifying and addressing their ‘Risk Taking’ Self and ‘Self Keeping’ Self
  • Learning proven strategies to encourage effective risk taking
  • Understand the conative, or action, part of their mind (addition to the cognition and affect parts of the mind)
  • Implementing the Design and Play process

Creative Storytelling of Purpose

The life of an organization resides not only in their creative people but also in their ability to tell their story of purpose. Data shows that purpose driven organizations beat the market time and time again. This seminar helps your team identify and deepen their understanding of their purpose through creative explorations. Teams members will be able to develop a sense of purpose for their own lives as well as better articulate purpose their organization.

Your team members will benefit by:

  • Deepening their understanding of their organization’s purpose
  • Learning the basic elements of story
  • Understand how effective creative storytelling moves customers to purchase
  • Implementing verbal and basic media skills to communicate your company’s purpose vision and story

Growing Adaptable

In a world of ubiquitous change, developing adaptive workers is critical. This seminar addresses the importance of individual and corporate adaptability and offers insightful strategies in increasing adaptability within your team members. Through engaging exercises and activities, team members become better problem solvers as they increase their adaptive and creative skills.

Your team members will benefit by:

  • Increasing their ability to adapt in changing environments
  • Learning how to control their emotional states throughout adaptation
  • Understand and implement growth mindset qualities
  • Identify and develop the Top 5 Transferable skills
  • Managing internal and external forces throughout adaptation

Despite being an artist, I’ve always struggled with incorporating creativity in to my day to day life and job. I’m grateful this workshop unpacked some causes of my creative blocks and offered practical, actionable suggestions on how to be more of a creative thinker. Thank you Genein for giving us these priceless tools!

– Ariana, Advocacy and Public Partnerships, Donorschoose.org

Genein’s exercises were so fun! At one point, I laughed so hard I was nearly in tears! Her activities were similar to real life situations and made me see the value in creative thinking in the workplace. I walked away from the workshop with easy simple steps to continue honing my creativity in both my personal and professional lives.

– Tyra Abraham, Associate, Donorschoose.org

Educator Professional Development

Creativity in the Classroom

There are many ways to increase creative thinking in our classrooms. Teachers will learn obvious and nonobvious ways to enhance creative development within their curriculum and teaching methods. Teachers will also engage in exercises to build their own creative capacity.

Your teaching staff will benefit by:

  • Understanding what creativity is and how it can thrive in the classroom
  • Learning fun engaging strategies to increase creative thinking in themselves and their students
  • Knowing how to establish a safe supporting classroom culture for creative development

Creative Arts Integration

The creative arts (visual arts, dance, theatre and music) are integral parts of the human learning experience. Genein guides teachers through integrating the creative arts within an established curriculum for increased engagement and exploration of the content. Genein has successfully lectured on arts integration at the university level and is pleased to bring this successful program to teachers across the nation.

Your teaching staff will benefit by:

  • Learn the basic elements of the creative arts and how to communicate through those elements
  • Integrating the creative arts in the curriculum for any grade and subject
  • Acquiring strategies to expand their creative thinking and the creative thinking of their students with the creative arts

The variety of activities, the level of passion and Genein’s commitment to creativity made this seminar on of the most valuable in my academic career.

– Melanie Sanchez, Educator

I am impressed with her depth of knowledge in the arts and creative thinking. She is a wonder and is the most inspiring teacher I’ve had in a long time.

– Carlos C, Dodgers Rookie Teacher of the Year

You can tell she is very passionate about this topic. The way that she teaches the content is directly relatable to how I would be able to teach it in my classroom. I’ve already started applying it in my curriculum.

– Julie Mason

Non-Profit and Faith Based Seminars

Creativity BootCamp

Creativity is not a special talent that only some people possess. Creativity is in all of us and it is a skill that can be intentionally developed. Grounded in foundation scripture, this seminar reconnects people to their creative source and equips them with the skills to produce novel ideas but also produce ideas that can inspire financial breakthroughs

Your attendees will benefit by:

  • Gaining a biblical understanding of creativity and its divine source
  • Acquire strategies to develop their creative thinking skills
  • Learning how their creativity is connected to their financial well being
  • Increasing their boldness the create even in the presence of fear

Faith and Finance Seminar

Our financial well-being can play a major factor in our life experience. Sadly, solid financial training is lacking within our communities. This seminar primarily focuses on learning and implementing sound financial principals along with practical methods to get rid of debt, save, invest and live a financial free life of purpose.

Your attendees will benefit by:

  • Gaining a biblical understanding of finance
  • Acquiring strategies to pay off debt, create a spending plan and invest
  • Gaining tools to master the mental and spiritual battle of money
  • Building faith to trust God with their financial journey

Genein Letford is a passionate speaker that inspires people to “take on the world” and live to their potential. She knows how to get to the heart of the matter and with relevance, she provides solutions and tools to help people accomplish their goals. Genein is a master in unlocking strategies and strength that you might have not seen. She is truly a gift.

Pastor Tymme Reitz
Senior Leader of Life150 Church and Director of Conekt-LA Art Center
Author of “In The Waiting” and “Breaking The Rules So Love Can Win"

Thank you Genein, for this financial workshop. I can’t believe how easy you make and explain the steps needed to help me become more successful in my finances. You give such valuable information and implementations needed to make life easier and the financial world more understandable.

– Theresa D.

I gained so much material to take home and analyze. Debt, budgeting and investing are ‘scary’ topics but all the material was discussed and presented in an approachable way that encouraged me in my financial journey more than anything else!

– Kayla M.

I’ve successfully gone through the Faith and Finance seminar with Genein and it was such a blessing to my life. I was able to encounter discipline with my finances. In this workshop you learn so much about yourself and your identity within this whole entire process of putting your faith and finances together. It’s such a successful way to live. You really feel freedom.

– Gerald Castle, Actor, Dancer