Embracing a Growth Mindset
PLC’s "Embracing a Growth Mindset" workshop explores the mentalities that ultimately affect our potential for success, especially in changing environments, while also providing insight into how to increase that potential. A term coined by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, “Growth Mindset” refers to the view that one can continually develop, strengthen, and expand his or her intellectual and positive personality traits. Creating Growth mindsets in the workplace fosters environments where each individual has the chance to reach his or her greatest potential (think productivity), stay motivated on the job (think retention), and continue to develop their skills and knowledge base in a progressive and meaningful way (think life-long learner).
In this workshop, we take an introductory look at three common mindsets—Growth, Fixed, and Mixed—in an effort to better understand and improve our mindset, as well as those with whom we work. Through a series of activities, we will also examine how to identify and repair those areas of our lives affected by a Fixed mindset.
Topics Covered Include:
The Defining Characteristics of a Growth Mindsets
Divergent and Convergent Thinking
Failure as a Developmental Process
How to Further Develop an Existing Growth Mindset