GROWTH MINDSET WORKSHOP
Cultivating a Growth Mindset for the workplace
Research shows that employees and teams that understand the concepts of growth mindset, learn, grow and achieve more than those with more of a fixed mindset.
Our Growth Mindset workshops help people to develop a growth mindset in themselves and others, through active, engaging learning. We introduce the work of the world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck and give participants knowledge and practical actions to take away.
Developing a growth mindset, creates greater motivation, increased productivity and more resilience.
We run a 1 Day Core Skills workshop and a 2 day Growth Mindset for Managers programme.
Understanding Growth Mindset
There are two types of mindset that have an impact on our ability to learn, grow and achieve our future goals.
The FIXED Mindset is a belief that our skills are set, that we have what we have and that we cannot change these. That we don’t really have the capacity to change and learn. It's a limiting mindset to have.
The GROWTH Mindset is a belief that we are in control of our learning and skills, that our intelligence and abilities can be developed and improved with effort, resilience, an openness to experiment and a willingness to learn from mistakes.
Research shows that our brains are not fixed and we can change our mindset. We help people to understand the difference and start their journey to growth.
The role of Neuroplasticity
Not so long ago, it was thought that the brain was fixed when we reached a certain age and that our intellectual abilities would remain static through our life. This belief often created fixed mindsets, where people would not challenge themselves and feel that they would not be able to develop any further.
More recent Neuroscience research proves that this is incorrect and that your brain is continually changing. Everytime you think and behave in a different way, your brain adapts. When you repeat an experience over and over, the brain learns to trigger the same neurons each time. New neural networks are created and your brain 're-wires' itself. This process is called Neuroplasticity. The more that you practice a skill, the stronger these connections become and the easier it is to repeat. As the Canadian neuropsychologist Donald Hebb once said, "Neurons that fire together, wire together".
Our ability to change, to learn and develop is therefore not fixed. With focused effort, we can change our thinking, our habits and our behaviour.
Our growth mindset workshops introduce these simple neuroscience principles, which help boost confidence and improve learning.
"Neurons that fire together, wire together"
Stretch to grow
We all have comfort zones in our lives, where we feel no challenge, where we follow habits and simply move along.
This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as habits are created for a reason, to ease the workload on the brain and free up its resources for more complex tasks.
The problem is that when we are too comfortable, we don't grow and develop. We need some stretch, to try out new ways of thinking. When we think differently, we form new neural pathways in our brains, our behaviour changes and we achieve new results.
The workshops help people to understand how to stretch for growth, without pushing themselves and others too far. We explore some core Neuroscience principles, which help participants understand the basic functions of the brain, specifically how the brain creates habits, how it can develop a threat response to stretch and how to remain calm, to ensure growth.
Confidence to solve problems
People with growth mindsets are more confident in approaching challenges and solving problems at work. They understand that focused effort produces better results and that work gets easier the more that you practice. But you still need certain skills to solve problems effectively and to learn from your experience.
We help people explore problem solving methods, through practical hands on team activity. We believe that you have to experience a problem to learn how to approach it successfully. You can't effectively learn to solve problems through theory alone, so we mix proven problem solving methodology with carefully selected activities to create a learning experience that is hands-on, practical, effective and fun.
We then assist participants in developing methods of reviewing performance, with actionable tools that can be taken back into the workplace.
Developing Feedback skills
Individuals with a growth mindset are more open to receiving feedback. It is seen as an opportunity to learn from mistakes, to grow and to develop. They feel more comfortable to ask for feedback from peers and managers as part of their learning journey.
The sad reality is that feedback is often delivered in the wrong way, leading to fear and the creation of more fixed mindset.
Our 2-Day Growth Mindset for Managers programme helps Managers learn to give and receive feedback in a developmental way through practical sessions.
We run these workshops as public courses throughout the year, offering programmes suitable for more junior staff up to management level. Click the links below for more information.
We can also offer in-house programmes for your organisation, tailoring the content to your needs. If you want to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will put you in touch with one of our Lead Trainers, who will be happy to discuss the benefits with you.
The workshops can be delivered in Burmese or English.