Growth Mindset
with Carol Dweck

september 5
Riga, Radisson Blu Latvija

“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise.”
/Carol Dweck/

At the conference, for the first time in the Baltics, you will have the unique opportunity to hear the world’s leading researcher in the field of motivation and personal development - Ph.D.Carol S. Dweck. In 2019, only four European cities have the exclusive chance to host her – London (UK), Copenhagen (DK), Utrecht (NL) and Riga.

C.Dweck’s book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” (2006) is the author’s bestselling and world-renowned book in which she explains her theory elaborated as a result of her long-term research on the two opposite concepts - “fixed mindset” and “growth mindset“. In this voluminous study, the author examines the reasons why people have one or the other mindset and how each affects a person's personality, motivation and development.

People with fixed mindset consider talents and intelligence as relatively stable and congenital that affect and determine future life. People with growth mindset, on the other hand, believe that human intelligence and talents in one’s lifetime are flexible and can be enhanced with dedication and persistent work. People with this kind of mindset do not deny the role of genetics but see personality and character only as a starting point, not a constant quality.

C.Dweck’s research shows that the person's mindset becomes decisive in situations when we face challenges and complications. And the parent’s reaction to the child's mistake is more important in formation of the child's perception than the parent's own mindset.

In the conference, we shall discuss the following:

  • What is “mindset” and where does it come from?
  • What difference does mindset make on one’s personality and development?
  • How can you get growth mindset in order to develop your resilience, persistence, and ability to take on intellectual risks?
  • How to teach your child growth mindset?
  • How to give a quality feedback to a child, colleague or learner to promote self-esteem and enhance achievement rather than imperil it?
  • How can you get yourself, students, colleagues and family into a growth mindset?



Registration, exhibition of teaching aids, education technology and equipment for a modern learning environment




Prof. Carol Dweck – “Developing a Growth Mindset”


Prof. Ivars Austers on Growth Mindset in Latvia




Martin Renton – “Developing Learner Resilience: classroom practice that supports the development of a growth mindset”


Prof. Carol Dweck – “Mindset: Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential”




Carol Dweck


Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is the world’s leading researcher in the field of motivation and personal development. As the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, she has lectured all over the world. Her lifelong research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. She has received numerous important awards for her contribution to educational psychology, including becoming one of two inaugural laureates for the $3.8m Yidan Prize in 2017, the largest fund available in education. As such she has performed in front of the world's largest audiences and has become a globally recognized authority in pedagogical psychology.

C.Dweck’s work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions people use to structure themselves and guide their behaviour. Her research looks at the origins of these self-conceptions, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes.

Martin Renton


Martin Renton is the Director of Consultancy, Training and Development for Challenging Learning, a sought after keynote speaker, and consultant to schools and teachers around the world. With a master’s degree in Educational Research from Newcastle University, Martin’s knowledge of pedagogy and leadership is borne out of his experiences in schools and colleges as a teacher, leader, consultant and coach.

Martin’s excellent reputation is well-earned. His core belief is that professional development is not a ‘quick fix’ but a deep process of change that has led to some very powerful effects in schools and colleges around the world. Teachers and leaders who have worked with Martin over an extended period of time refer to increased engagement, motivation and progress for all students.

Ivars Austers


Ivars Austers started his career in social psychology by studying social groups. He was also interested in human ability of perspective-taking, namely, under what conditions people are good enough in guessing what other people have in their minds. By doing this research Ivars earned his doctoral degree from Stockholm University as well as a job position at University of Latvia where he currently holds the position of Professor of Social Psychology. His research interests are in social identity, perspective-taking, human decision-making, and traffic psychology. “A nicely done experiment in social psychology carries an aesthetic beauty” - he uses to say.

Haralds Burkovskis


Philosopher, working in media as journalist. Host of radio and TV shows, experienced event professional. Creates inspirational lectures with focus on generation gap and what should we learn from future already today.


The registration fee includes participation in the conference, simultaneous translation from English to Latvian, handouts on growth mindset, certificate for participation in professional development program (6 academic hours).

Registration from May 15, 2019

till 31.05.2019
79 EUR
from 1.06.2019
99 EUR
from 1.09.2019
129 EUR

* Price includes VAT

Please be informed that the event will be photographed and filmed. Photographs and videos taken during the event will be used to display the event on the forum's website and the organizers' social network accounts and websites, or saved in a photo and video archive.