Improving mental wellbeing and raising staff performance in local authorities

Creating a resilient and competent workforce by developing a growth mindset culture

“Organisations focused on employees’ capacity for growth will experience significant advantages.”Professor Carol Dweck

Do you need staff members to be better at finding their own strategies for coping with stress?

Do you need them to be more able to cope with challenge, and better at finding their own solutions?

“Growth mindset” is a ground-breaking initiative currently taking public sector organisations by storm due to its impact on employee well-being and staff performance.

Studies show that organisations who develop a growth mindset culture have happier employees who are better problem solvers, better communicators and more able to cope with organisational change and challenges relating to limited resources.

On this one-day course led by internationally renowned trainer and best-selling author, Jackie Beere OBE, develop a growth mindset culture in your local authority to see your staff members:

  • Find their own coping strategies for managing stress and uncertainty
  • Become more innovative in finding solutions to problems despite limited resources
  • Build better, more productive relationships with colleagues
  • Find it easier to adapt to organisational change and transformation
  • Become better communicators and leaders
  • Build emotional resilience and learn how to thrive on challenge


After decades of research on achievement and success, World-renowned Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, coined the terms growth mindset and fixed mindset. These terms describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence.

In a growth mindset we believe that our basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point; the real path to mastery is effort.  If people believe these qualities are not fixed, they behave differently – they are better learners who more flexible and resilient, therefore achieve significantly more.

In a fixed mindset people believe that their basic qualities like intelligence or talent are fixed traits, placing limits on what they believe they can achieve. They spend their time avoiding challenges that may threaten their self-beliefs and may be more inclined to struggle with change.

Whether you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset, you can learn to change it.


  • 47% likelier to say that their colleagues are trustworthy
  • 34% likelier to feel a strong sense of ownership and commitment to the organisation
  • 65% likelier to say that the organisation supports taking measured risks
  • 49% likelier to say that the organisation fosters innovation


  • Chief Executives/Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Whole-staff training


This is a practical and interactive course full of strategies, activities and resources to take away.  All course attendees will receive a copy of the inspirational book Grow: Change your mindset, change your life by Jackie Beere OBE.

We run this course as an open course for Managers and HR Managers from local authorities (see course dates and venues on this page) and also a bespoke course delivered in-house as whole-staff training or leadership training in local authorities.  For further information or to get a quote, please email [email protected] or call 0773605166.


10.00am — Course opens

  • Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset: exploring the habits of top performers
  • Quiz: Discovering your current mindset
  • Moving from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset
  • Emotionally intelligent leadership in a local authority
  • Using a 7 minute coaching model to help others develop a growth mindset

13.00 — Lunch

  • Tools for managing work pressures, uncertainties and challenges
  • Growth mindset teams in action: building better relationships
  • Goal setting action plan
  • Creating a long term growth mindset strategy to build a strong workforce

16.30 — Course ends

Course Dates