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.