Speaking

Invite Jen to speak at your college, K-12 school, parenting, or leadership event. Jen's keynote style is interactive, energetic, humorous, and always memorable.   Watch Jen in this video for more! 


Choose from one of the topics below or custom create your own:

  • Embrace, Entangle, Amplify - What are the three "must have" skills needed today?  Embracing a growth mindset, entangling oneself and others in a web of connection, and amplifying awesome.  This keynote is interactive, thought-provoking, and fun!  Yes, fun! It is customized to your audience from educators to parents to business owners and of course,  fabulous students.
  • Embrace, Entangle, Amplify:  
    For Faculty and Staff
    - Based on Jen's original article, she explains how the best navigators of the 21st century possess specific skills.
  • Zappify Your Life and Workplace - Based on Jen's experience at Zappos (yes, the shoe company), come learn how to apply the Zapponian philosophy to your life and work.  No one leaves this talk uninspired!
  • Fostering Creativity - Research shows creative thinking skills can be taught & improved. This interactive keynote shares the five key pillars of creative thought and introduces practical, evidence-based strategies to grow creative thinking skills in students, educators, parents, and leaders.
  • How to Champion the Growth of Others - Based on Jen's upcoming book, Jen shares the key skills necessary to become a champion of growth for your students, children, colleagues, or employees.


Speaking engagement fees vary.  

Contact Jen for a detailed quote.

Services

JEN LARA

Creativity Assessment

Jen is trained to administer and score the gold standard of creativity assessment, the Torrance Test for Creative Thinking (TTCT) mentioned in this ground-breaking research. This valid and reliable test is a fantastic indicator of creative strengths and attributes and is helpful to improve creative thinking and problem-solving skills.


Appropriate for adults and children over 4 years old, the 30-minute test is administered in person or by Skype or Facetime.


Test results, plus a detailed analysis of the results are included in this service.  


Contact Jen to set-up a test time.



Training

A teacher by training, Jen's workshops capitalize on the best in adult learning theory and interactivity. Workshops are tailored to meet the needs of your audience: college faculty, K-12 educators, parents, and leaders.


Choose from one of the topics below or custom create your own:


  • Growth Mindset: Shift Yours to Shift Others
  • Amplify Your Instruction: Teaching Strategies to Deepen Learning
  • Growing Your Listening Skills & Curiosity
  • Creativity Simplified

Examples of Speaking and Training

  • Keynote, Calvert School, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Keynote, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Keynote, Flathead Valley Head Community College, Kalispell, Montana
  • Keynote, Tarrant County College Northeast, Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Keynote, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland
  • Keynote, Association of Independent Schools of Maryland & DC, St. Michael's, Maryland
  • Keynote, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Panelist, Leadership Summit @ Harper College, Palatine, Illinois
  • Presenter, Achieving the Dream Conference, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Presenter, American Association of Community Colleges, San Francisco, California
  • Presenter, Association of Experiential Education, Norfolk, Virginia & Portland, Oregon
  • Training, Progressive Education Summit, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Training, League for Innovation in Community Colleges, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Training, Heartland Community College, Normal, Illinois
  • Training, Penn State University Nurse Educators Conference
  • Featured, A Teachable Moment (book)
  • Featured, Faculty of the 21st Century (weekly publication)
  • More examples available by request