In "Building a Growth Mindset," you'll get a chance to look at this concept from a lot of different angles. Psychologist and Researcher Carol Dweck has spent most of her professional life examining Growth Mindset, and we'll be primarily using her definition and work as the basis of our conversation. First, you'll consider your own fixed and growth mindsets. Next, you'll learn how neuroscience supports this concept. We'll also talk about how students of color and issues of equity are affected by changing our mindsets. Lastly, we'll help you understand the difference between praise and encouragement. You'll leave with tips and tools that will help you incorporate this information into your own work.
Playing a vital role in supporting youth programs, the Institute for Youth Success (IYS)―originally Oregon Mentors―was started in 2001 by leaders within the business community and merged with Education Northwest in 2015. With a mission to empower youth organizations to improve outcomes and reduce social costs, IYS supports more than 190 youth programs, including camps, sports, STEM, leadership, after school, independent living, and mentoring programs. In addition to providing professional development to volunteers and staff of youth programs, IYS provides relevant, evidence-based information on topics ranging from recruitment to program management and offers services that create efficiencies and make youth-development programs stronger. See our training calendar for all of our upcoming offerings.