Many of us already know that having a growth mindset means that we believe our natural talents and abilities can be developed, whereas with a fixed mindset we believe that they can not. This course goes much deeper than this surface-level description of what constitutes a growth mindset, suggesting that we never just have either a growth or a fixed mindset, rather they work on a continuum.

We begin by identifying why we should develop a growth mindset in the ever-changing world that we live in. We then go a level deeper to explore the importance of our beliefs and where we are putting our focus, before considering how all of this impacts on how we relate to making mistakes, receiving feedback, applying effort, and overcoming challenges.

By completing this course, you will more easily be able to switch off your internal ‘auto-pilot’ system to consciously reflect on whether your thinking is more growth or fixed, with the knowledge to continuously challenge how you can develop more of a growth mindset, more of the time.

Course Key Concepts: Growth mindset, Fixed mindset, Growth mindset Vs. fixed mindset, What is a growth mindset, Why do I need a growth mindset, How to develop a growth mindset, Online courses on growth mindset.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the difference between a growth mindset Vs. a fixed mindset.
  • Recognize the essential elements and components that will help you to determine whether you have more of a growth mindset or a fixed mindset.
  • Explore your personal development opportunities to develop a growth mindset.
Last updated/reviewed: August 21, 2023
8 Reviews (84 ratings)


Anonymous Author
This was an interesting course that highlighted the differences between growth and fixed mindsets. The various examples were helpful throughout the course

Member's Profile
This course was laid out well. It was easy to understand. The questions mostly were related to the course material.

Anonymous Author
The instructor appeared to be knowledgeable on the subject and communicated the concepts in an effective manner.

Anonymous Author
Excellent short presentation on the benefits of having a growth mindset. Well presented and useful information.

Member's Profile
Good course, content, and appropriate amount of time. Will work more on my Growth Mindset.

Anonymous Author
Chris's class was great! It provided several topics to think and reflect on.

Anonymous Author
This was a very good overview of how growth mindset works

Anonymous Author
The course was structured in a clear and consice manner.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to How to Develop a Growth Mindset1:33
  Why do We Need a Growth Mindset2:00
  The Difference Between a Growth Mindset and a Fixed Mindset6:13
  Where does your mindset come from3:36
  Introducing the Essential Elements1:50
  Reflecting on the essential elements6:44
  Three top mindset tips3:19
  Identifying Personal Development Opportunities5:00
  How to Develop a Growth Mindset38:15
  Slides: How to Develop a Growth MindsetPDF
  How to Develop a Growth Mindset Glossary/ IndexPDF
  Workbook: How to Develop a Growth MindsetPDF