Manassas ATD Committee Hosts “Does Your Mindset Need a Fix?” Event

Manassas ATD Committee Hosts Event “Does Your Mindset Need a Fix?”

Manassas ATD Committee Hosts “Does Your Mindset Need a Fix?” Event
Nermeen Shawky, Maryellen Ryan, Molly Lynch, Bob Marsh, Ann Cain, Lee Schumacher, Mary Foster and Chris Hafen.

The Achieving the Dream (ATD) Committee at the Manassas Campus hosted a panel discussion titled “Does Your Mindset Need a Fix?” on April 19. The event was a collaboration between the ATD Committee and the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) of Manassas. During the event, panelists including ATD co-chairs Chris Hafen and Maryellen Ryan, Manassas student Nermeen Shawky, and LLI members Mary Foster, Ann Cain and Bob Marsh discussed the importance of approaching life with a growth mindset.

Manassas ATD Committee Hosts “Does Your Mindset Need a Fix?” Event The panel discussion was based upon the work of researcher Carol Dweck and her book, “Mindset: The Psychology of Success.” Instead of approaching life using a fixed mindset (“I am not good at math”), the panelists discussed adapting one’s approach to a growth mindset (“I haven’t learned how to do this problem yet”). This book has been a focus of the College-wide Achieving the Dream Committee in the 2016-2017 academic year, and this event was the culmination of efforts by the Manassas committee to spread the positive power of a growth mindset to the Manassas Campus. The event was attended by a collection of faculty, staff and students. Plans are to continue spreading the power of growth mindset in 2017-2018.

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  1. It would be nice for ATD committee members at other campuses to be made aware of this great opportunity and to be able to connect via WebEx. Could you stream future events?

    Thanks!

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