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10 Growth Mindset Lessons

Personal development for employees begins with a growth mindset or the belief that you can be better through hard work and dedication. We’ve created this list of growth mindset lessons that cover adaptability, agile thinking, resiliency, and leadership skills to help trainers bring the best out of their employees.

Growth Mindset Lessons
Last published: 14th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Growth Mindset Lesson - Youth Entrepreneurship: The Mindset

1. Youth Entrepreneurship: The Mindset by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Our first growth mindset lesson is all about entrepreneurship because to be an entrepreneur is to always be hungry for growth, opportunity, and creativity. Youth Entrepreneurship: The Mindset by SC Training (formerly EdApp) is a microlearning course co-created with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to help young people develop an entrepreneurial spirit. It’ll tackle lessons on 4 key mindsets: Emotional Intelligence, Motivation, Creativity, and Resilience.

The course is divided into 5 key growth mindset lessons delivered through bite-sized interactive microlessons. The first lesson introduces entrepreneurship and its importance for personal, social, and corporate development. The second lesson on emotional intelligence and identity is about connecting to your thoughts and emotions to help you stand out. 

The third and fourth lessons explore motivation and creativity with concrete examples of applying these concepts to your work and career. The final lesson on resilience will help your learners trust the process and remind them never to back down or give up despite any situation. Although these lessons may seem deep and heavy, SC Training (formerly EdApp) designed each lesson to be fun and engaging through interactive content that’ll reinforce knowledge retention.

The best part? This and all of SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s courses are completely free. If you’re planning to create growth mindset lesson plans for your training programs, SC Training (formerly EdApp) can be your one-stop shop for courseware and materials. All the content can be accessed on mobile so you can easily share and deliver this to your teams straight to their phones. 

  • Cost: Free
  • Scope: Introduction to entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial spirit, identity and emotional intelligence, motivation, creativity, resilience

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Growth Mindset Lesson - Adaptability

2. Adaptability by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Work in all industries is rapidly changing so the workplace is constantly fast-paced. That’s why more than ever companies, employers, and leaders are looking for employees who are flexible and adaptable to change to help bring success. This growth mindset lesson on Adaptability by SC Training (formerly EdApp) will show your team concrete ways to thrive in change. It’ll tackle how to navigate different cultures, manage stress, and roll with uncertainty.

The microlearning course deep dives into 6 key growth mindset activities based on the research of Rose A. Mueller-Hanson and her team. Your team will cover thriving under stress, solving problems creatively, rolling with uncertainty, learning growth, succeeding with people, and navigating cultures savvily. These six capabilities are all taught through interactive learning content called microlessons that include images, games, and quizzes for increased engagement.

SC Training (formerly EdApp) understands that learning doesn’t need to be boring. That’s why if you’re looking for growth mindset games, SC Training (formerly EdApp) courses use quizzes, social learning, and gamification to keep learning engaging and highly interactive. 

  • Cost: Free
  • Scope: Adapting to changing work, thriving under stress, solving problems creatively, rolling with uncertainty, learning growth, succeeding with people, and navigating cultures savvily

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Virtual College Growth Mindset Lesson - Personal and Professional Development: Growth Mindset

3. Personal and Professional Development: Growth Mindset by Virtual College

This course by Virtual College explores the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. It lays out all the advantages of a growth mindset over a static one with concrete examples to help your learners. Adopting a mindset of opportunity and growth will impact not only your learners’ professional life but their personal lives as well. At the end of this course, your learners will have the tools they need to improve all aspects of their lives.

  • Cost: Free
  • Scope: Concept of mindsets, growth vs. fixed mindset, developing a growth mindset

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Alison Growth Mindset Lesson - Power Guide To Motivating Yourself & Others

4. Power Guide To Motivating Yourself & Others by Alison

A lot of people after the pandemic lost their sense of direction in life due to the crippling uncertainty it brought. Remote work has made many employees detached from their work and isolated resulting in a massive lack of motivation. But motivation is the fuel for a growth mindset. That’s why this growth mindset lesson by Alison is an excellent training tool to help your demotivated employees get back on their feet with a simple step-by-step guide on motivation.

The lesson will tackle the motivational mindset and its key strategies, tools, and techniques like goal setting and removing demotivators. Through these steps, your team can help motivate each other to become better workers and even better people for long-term growth and development.

  • Cost: Free
  • Scope: Building a motivational mindset, motivational strategies & techniques, motivating others

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FutureLearn Growth Mindset Lesson - Developing a Creative Mindset

5. Developing a Creative Mindset: Build Empathy, Collaboration, and Resilience into Your Creative Process by FutureLearn

People working in the creative industries tend to burn out easily because there are just too many obstacles that get in the way of creative thinking like stress, clients, and the general work environment. This elearning course by FutureLearn taps into the potential of creatives to overcome these obstacles through empathy, collaboration, and resilience. 

Through simple and actionable lessons, your learners will connect with their emotions, peers, and clients to become more effective creative problem solvers. This training is self-paced, so you don’t have to worry about taking up too much of your team’s time. Certification can also be awarded at the end upon completion.

  • Cost: 39 USD
  • Scope: How to enhance your creative empathy, how to improve your creative collaboration, how to build your creative resilience

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Coursera Growth Mindset Lesson - Positive Psychology

6. Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills by Coursera

Coursera is an online learning resource that houses thousands of expert-created courses on a variety of topics. This course is on the growth mindset lesson of positive psychology, specifically resilience and optimism. Your team will learn about five thinking traps and ways to curb non-resilient perspectives through real-time resilience strategies. Other important topics covered include managing anxiety, leveraging strengths, feminist thinking, and more.

  • Cost: Free
  • Scope: Resilience and optimism, resilience strategies, managing anxiety, identifying character strengths, feminist thinking

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Growth Mindset Lesson - Learn and Apply

7. Learn and Apply by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

People with a growth mindset are those who never stop learning. SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Learn and Apply is all about the different mindsets of people who are always curious and are always looking for opportunities to expand their horizons. This simple mindset course covers personal growth, learning from experience, seizing opportunities to grow, and most importantly, sharing learning with others.

The first lesson on personal growth covers the key differences between a fixed mindset and a learning one. This is given emphasis for people working in sales and business because growth happens when people continually challenge the norm. The second lesson covers learning through experience as explained by Kolb's Learning Cycle. 

This is then complemented by the third lesson on opportunities to grow which focuses its discussion on feedback. And finally, these two lessons connect to the final one which is about learning with others. People with a growth mindset understand that growth happens best with other people through empathy and collaboration.

  • Cost: Free
  • Scope: Personal growth, learning from experience, Kolb’s Learning Cycle, feedback, opportunities to grow, learning with others

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Growth Mindset Lesson - How to Demonstrate a ‘Can Do’ Attitude

8. How to Demonstrate a ‘Can Do’ Attitude by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

The “Can Do” Attitude is a growth mindset lesson that emphasizes motivation as the key element or secret sauce for success. Although motivation may seem like an abstract concept, this SC Training (formerly EdApp) course tackles the idea in concrete and actionable terms your learners can immediately apply to their own professional and personal lives. The course tackles topics like powering through ambiguous problems, diffusing frustration, becoming positive, and practicing. 

  • Cost: Free
  • Scope: How to tackle ambiguous problems, diffusing frustration, adopting positivity, practicing and learning

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Growth Mindset Lesson - Living a Resilient Life

9. Living a Resilient Life by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Resilience is about bouncing back stronger than ever. It’s also all about never giving up. Living a Resilient Life is a growth mindset lesson that will teach your learners how to keep their mental health in top shape through a preventative and strength-building model of mental health. This just means the course will tackle attitudes, concepts, and approaches that’ll keep your team resilient and grounded no matter what life throws at them.

This 7-part course covers identity, resilience in business, resilience definitions, forward-looking attitudes, in-the-moment behaviors, resilience responses, and other strategies that build flexibility and adaptability in one’s life. The adaptability training is packed with substance but if you’re planning to adapt this to your own training program, you can easily add your own branding and learning materials through SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s intuitive creator tool. Everything’s drag and drop, no design skills are needed!

  • Cost: Free
  • Scope: Resilience in business, resilience definitions, forward-looking attitudes, in-the-moment behaviors, responsive abilities, elements of a resilient life

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Growth Mindset Lesson - Future Ready Leadership

10. Future Ready Leadership by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

Your team leaders, managers, and supervisors are the ones who’ll benefit the most from growth mindset lessons. This Future Ready Leadership by SC Training (formerly EdApp) is a supervisor training program that builds agile and digitally savvy leaders by making them ready for the future technology is going to bring. With AI rapidly developing at an exponential rate, leaders need to be prepared to adapt intelligent technology and resources that’ll bring innovation to their organizations.

Through 3 simple microlessons, this supervisor training program will cover what it means to be “future-ready,” agile growth mindsets, and how to foster a digital mindset. The lessons are designed with images, knowledge checks, and highly interactive content that truly engage your learners and guarantee knowledge retention.

  • Cost: Free
  • Scope: becoming future-ready, winning with agility, agile mindsets, digital mindsets

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Stay ahead and reach your team’s full potential with these growth mindset lessons

A growth mindset means you believe in your ability to become the best version of yourself through hard work, dedication, and resilience. A growth mindset can be taught and it can be learned through effective training programs that teach actionable, concrete, and relatable topics. Unleash your team’s potential with some of the best elearning courses on a growth mindset today!

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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