The Growth Mindset for Actuaries 2024

Tue 19 Mar 2024, 13:00 -
Tue 14 May 2024, 13:00

New year, new challenge? This could be the course for you.

Re-running due to its popularity, this practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their growth mindset and apply it to their work-setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. This course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on growth mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture Series and will be delivered over a period of two months, from mid-March to mid-May.

The format of the course is unlike traditional IFoA events: the first and final sessions in the series will be live, lasting 60 minutes, while sessions 2 – 5 will be in the format of pre-recorded 15 – 20-minute segments that can be downloaded and watched at the participants’ convenience. Each of these segments will explore an aspect of growth mindset in actuarial work and will set a specific challenge for the participants to undertake in the intervening fortnight, before the next session.

As they progress through the course, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences of these challenges in an online forum, so that they can learn from one another.

In the final (live) session, the focus will be on how, together, actuaries can support the wider profession to embrace the challenge of change, using the learnings garnered from this course about the value of a growth mindset.

This course is exclusive to IFoA members.

Featured Speakers


Dr Helen Wright is a highly experienced international Education Adviser, who challenges and coaches leaders in schools and other organisations around the world to think and act ambitiously about the future of learning, education and lifelong professional growth. She holds several Board Director roles in the UK and overseas, and currently works with leaders in Hong Kong, Australia, China, the UAE, the Netherlands and the UK, among other countries. She chaired the IFoA Lifelong Learning Board from 2018-2020 and continues to support the IFoA in a lay non-executive capacity.

Pricing and booking information

Members Book for free