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Growth Mindset for Technical Leaders

Learn how to develop a growth mindset so you see challenges as opportunities and improve the adoption of innovation in your workplace.

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Learn how to develop a growth mindset so you see challenges as opportunities and improve the adoption of innovation in your workplace.

A growth mindset is the belief that you can improve your skills and abilities. It's crucial for engineers, who need to be innovative. Scientific research into motivation has shown that a growth mindset leads to academic achievement, better relationships, and professional success.

In this course, you'll learn best-practice approaches for developing a growth mindset. You'll understand how a growth mindset is fundamental to being innovative and becoming an agile learner.

After completing the course, you'll have an action plan for how to apply this to your day-to-day work, including how you give and receive feedback.

This course is delivered by specialist leadership and strategy facilitators from Lighthouse.

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8 hours
Additional Information

Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled course start date.

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • What a growth mindset is and how to develop one
  • Cultivating a growth mindset in your day-to-day work
  • Incorporating a growth mindset into giving, receiving and acting on feedback
  • Helping others develop a growth mindset
  • Meeting setbacks or change with a positive mindset
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course is ideal for technical professionals responsible for delivering projects and programs in the following roles:

  • leaders
  • engineering managers
  • project managers.

The course is not discipline-specific and suits all industries.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Pre-course work

You'll have tasks to complete before attending the course. This includes watching a video.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Why develop a growth mindset?
  • What is a growth mindset (research and practice)?
  • Giving, receiving and acting on feedback
  • Developing for self—developing with others
  • Individual action planning
Towards chartered

Towards chartered

Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

2. Practise competently

Learn more about Chartered Status

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.

Eric Miller
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