Course Description

Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Dealing with Roadblocks and Failure

Truly successful people know how to approach and leverage failure to maximize learning. They have believed in themselves and their ability to grow and thrive beyond their limits. They see challenges as a natural part of the learning process. They work harder and smarter, helping them to learn and achieve more. They have a growth mindset.

Using current research in organizational psychology and neuroscience, self-assessments and experiential games you will be challenged to increase your comfort level with risk, failure and learning. You will practise the skills that foster a growth mindset in yourself and in those you desire to influence and lead.

Course Details

Upon completing this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset
  • Examine how brain research into neuroplasticity supports a growth mindset
  • Explore the personal meaning of failure, fear and risk
  • Recognize how to leverage the four pillars of psychological capital: hope, self-efficacy, optimism and resilience to improve response to failure
  • Practise a growth mindset in yourself and others


Certificate for Emerging Leaders: Personal Effectiveness

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Online Synchronous
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Mar 29, 2025
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $399.99
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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