Learning is part of a jigsaw comprised of many parts and everyone learns in different ways. Whilst these online personal and professional development courses are free for anyone to access over the internet, our full-day open courses are designed with group interaction at their heart. The feedback from our clients tells us that a significant proportion of the learning experience is gained from interacting with their peers during the workshops. If you are located in the United Kingdom and would like to attend one of the full-day open courses to engage in group learning with your ICAEW peers, please visit our upcoming full-day open courses page.

Developing and maintaining a growth mindset is one of the free CABA courses developed from research by Dr Hilary Lindsay, which identified career adaptability as a critical element of lifelong learning and professional development.

The research identified 5 attributes within career adaptability - engaging, exploring, experimenting, positive attitude and self-belief. 

Developing and maintaining a growth mindset along with our other professional and personal development courses will show you how to develop these attributes, helping you to shape your career and have the future you want.

What's this course about?

Have you ever wondered whether the way you view your successes and failures has something to do with what you've achieved both personally and professionally?

Robust evidence collated by Stanford University's Professor Carol Dweck demonstrates that your 'mindset' – a set of beliefs or attitudes that you hold about yourself - explains why some people seem to navigate their way through life more successfully than others.

People with a fixed mindset believe their basic qualities - such as their intelligence - are set in stone and can't be improved.  If you have a growth mindset, on the other hand, you believe your basic qualities can be developed by working on them.

Your mindset impacts on everything you do and what you can achieve personally and professionally. Having a growth mindset can help you become more positive and motivated, leading to more opportunities and success. It can also enhance your career adaptability by helping you to solve problems creatively and by improving your ability to learn new things such as work tasks, technologies and procedures.

Our developing and maintaining a growth mindset online course will introduce you to the idea of mindsets and how having the right one can help you achieve personal and professional success.

What will you get out of it?

This online course will provide you with the tools you need to develop a positive, flexible attitude - a growth mindset. You'll find out how to identify your current basic mindset type and, if appropriate, adapt it to a more positive one that will help you pursue your goals more effectively, both at work and at home.

After completing this course you will be able to

  • Tell the difference between a growth and fixed mindset
  • Assess your current mindset and areas you may wish to develop
  • Examine how your mindset affects different areas of your life
  • Design an individual action plan to develop a growth mindset

Is this course for you?

Our developing and maintaining a growth mindset course is suitable for past and present ICAEW members and their families working at any level within the public, voluntary, corporate and private sector.  It's ideal for anyone interested in understanding how we can influence the psychology behind success.

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