PPA - Problem Solving with a Growth Mindset

This high energy, half-day workshop is a powerful combination of tools that people learn to use to establish a curious, innovative growth mindset that improves and workplace tools to implement on-the-job.

People learn how to establish a positive outcome orientation, keep things in perspective and then implement new techniques in a collaborative work environment that is experiencing change.

Much more than just concepts, this is a course that provides people with practical tools to use in all aspects of their life. Like the other PPA courses, this course is different from a lot of courses in the same genre in that it is suitable for people of all ages, and all levels of seniority in organisations.

The 'no-fluff' approach that is focussed on practical application through activity-based learning throughout the session ensures that people are engaged, keeps it 'real' and has people walking away with tools and skills that are as powerful as they are simple to implement.

We use secure Video Conferencing with interactive features such as live polling, screen sharing, whiteboards, live chat and breakout sessions. Please discuss your preferred platform, most commonly we use Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Webex or Zoom upon request. 

These courses are facilitated in English, and are open to people from different industries across Australia, New Zealand,  Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong - this is a short but powerful learning experience that gives you global collaboration opportunities. Our trainers and processes have been refined to give you a personalised learning experience where it is specifically targeted to your needs. 

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Your Learning Outcomes

This course will provide practical skills and techniques to help people improve their workplace performance in the following areas:

  • Purposefully Creating an Activated/Proactive Team
  • Recognising Growth and Fixed Mindsets
  • Learning How to Train Your Brain to be Growth Oriented
  • Reframing for Optimism to Develop a Better Culture, and Outcome Orientation
  • The 3 P's and the ABCDE Models to Re-approach Situations Through a Different Lens
  • Cultivating a Curious Approach to Situations and Problems
  • Using the Ladder of Inference
  • Developing Action Orientation
  • Decision Making
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Engagement and Performance
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Building Creativity and Problem Solving capacity with a Growth Mindset

In this half-day, workshop-style activity, people are actively engaged in learning a powerful combination of self-management techniques and workplace applications. The approach we take to situations depends on our mindset and perspective, and how we then execute and/or follow through.

This is a great foundation for developing teams that are more collaborative, take a curious (there must be a way) approach to challenges and work together to develop innovative solutions in a constructive and supportive way.

Highly recommended for teams and organisations that are needing to adapt and grow, and want to do so with a positive approach that finds solutions and moves forward together.

In collaboration with our clients, trainers, participants across the globe and our research & development partners (The OrgDev Institute and Leading Dimensions Consulting), PD Training has developed Productive People Advantage (PPA), designed for the needs of today to prepare your people and organisation to have a sustainable advantage tomorrow.

The combination of activities in this course provides a unique and powerful blend of self-management and workplace application.

This course works in perfect partnership with the other PPA modules.

Course Outline for PPA - Problem Solving with a Growth Mindset

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Topic 1
Creating an upbeat culture
  • Firstly, Keep it Real
  • Secondly, Involve your Team
  • Lastly, be Vigilant
  • Reflection
Topic 2
Teams and a growth mindset
  • The Meaning of a Growth Mindset
  • Optimism vs Pessimism
  • Learn tools to develop and maintain a positive mindset
  • Reflection
Topic 3
Creativity and problem solving
  • Creativity and a Growth Mindset
  • Praise the Process or Praise the Talent?
  • Cultivate a Curious Mind
  • Problem Solving and the Ladder of Inference
  • Reflection
Topic 4
  • Create an Action Plan
  • Accountability = Action

In-House Training - We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context

Face-to-Face, Live Online, or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

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We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
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Generates Branded Flyer

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Completion Certificate Included

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Complete Results Dashboard

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.

Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

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More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

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Course Outline for PPA - Problem Solving with a Growth Mindset - 3hours

Topic 1
Creating an Upbeat Culture
  • Firstly, Keep it Real
  • Secondly, Involve your Team
  • Lastly, be Vigilant
  • Reflection
Topic 2
Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Creativity and an Outcome Orientation
  • Praise the Process or Praise the Talent?
  • Cultivate a Curious Mind
  • Problem Solving and the Ladder of Inference
Topic 3
Action Planning

  • I understand the process and the tools
  • Reflect on my opportunities to use the tools
  • Prioritise my first implementation of the approach
Topic 4
International Collaboration
Up to 20 minutes Facilitator led collaboration
  • With enrolments open from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong
  • Participants benefit from sharing and collaboration from people with similar challenges from across the region
  • Share, discuss and learn from like minded people
  • Wrap up and close
Topic 5
Next Steps
  • Create an Action Plan
  • This course is perfectly paired with Establishing a Growth Mindset


  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware available in the App
  • Live online interactive session with an expert trainer


When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

PDT Activities and discussion

To Be Engaged All Day

Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

Transfer policy

100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

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Acclaimed Provider

The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

eLearning and video

Multi-modal Reinforcement

Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

Outstanding learning that people can do in the flow of work

  • Fresh targeted video-based microlearning content with interactive lessons and quizzes included.
  • Rigourous review process
  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
  • Or get the $110.00 bundle and save.
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