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The Power of a Growth Mindset: why certain habits of mind matter in clinical improvement

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Date: Tuesday 1st December 2020

Venue: A session in the Focus on Leadership and Management Virtual Summit


Are you and your team receptive to new ideas and ready to adopt change to your working practices in the light of evidence? Quality Improvement within practice assumes that some cultures are more conducive to change and that there are certain habits of mind and action which are more likely to lead to improvements. At the core of these habits is the idea of a growth mindset. Professor Bill Lucas has researched this area extensively and published papers, reports and books on these topics. He lectures widely on growth mindset as a tool for educators and sports coaches. Evidence suggests that the same principles can be applied to clinical teams to ensure that they have a culture of continuous learning and improvement. In this session he will describe the habits of mind that can help to develop a culture of continuous clinical improvement and how you, as a manager or leader, can help cultivate those in yourself and your team.

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Professor Bill Lucas
Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester

Bill LucasIn the last decade Bill’s focus has been on understanding more about the dispositions all people need to thrive in life and how to develop them. In 2017 Bill was appointed to be the co-chair of the new PISA 2021 Test of Creative Thinking, which will be influenced by his model of creativity. Bill is Director of Fellowship Learning for THIS Institute, Cambridge.

Bill is also an academic adviser on creativity to Arts Council England, adviser to the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation and to the Church of England, the chair of Eton’s research and innovation centre, a patron of the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford, chair of The English Project and a member of the LEGO Foundation’s advisory board.

Bill travels extensively to present key notes and facilitate workshops, most recently in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Philadelphia, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Qatar, Auckland and Dubai.

Bill is a prolific author and has written more than 100 books and papers. He will be drawing on The habits of an improver: thinking about learning for improvement in healthcare and published by The Health Foundation in his talk.

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