No matter your educational or career background, professional development is an ongoing process and should continue throughout a professional’s career. The PEAR facilitators offer a variety of training courses that enhance an individual’s professionalism through self-discovery and achieving a growth mindset.
Self-discovery has been defined as the awareness of one’s true potential, character, motives, and values. Identifying and understanding your true self is critical to building upon your strengths and improving upon your limitations. This is a critical process for all leaders; leaders must know who they are and what they value before others will voluntarily follow.
Stanford University psychologist, Dr. Carol Dweck, has been credited with discovering the concept of “growth mindset.” Dr. Dweck identified that achieving a growth mindset allows for motivation, creativity and productivity in education, business and sports. A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. This concept is in contrast to a fixed mindset, which is the belief that intelligence is a trait people are born with, or without.