WCED, in partnership with Letsema, launches Change Mindset training
5 October 2020
The long-anticipated launch of the Change Mindset for Teachers (CMT) training kicked off on Saturday, 5 September 2020.
The Change Mindset programme is a key pillar of the Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) Transform to Perform (T2P) strategy.
The launch saw the first of three neuroscience-based training interventions introduced, with the programme’s first phase rolled out over the next two months across 30 public schools in the Western Cape region.
The programme seeks to help educators create and thrive in a culture where they can easily adopt and adapt to change. Mindsets are critical in developing healthy self-esteem, strengthening personal belief and positive attitudes.
The programme in its entirety will be implemented across 720 schools over the next four years, applying its unique neuroscience-based training to each public-school educator in the province. More than 20 000 educators will be trained across the 2 000 plus training interventions.
The programme’s key objectives are to:
- Uncover and replace restrictive habits, mental filters and limiting beliefs so educators can achieve collective, professional, and personal goals
- Learn how to build and maintain their flexibility, confidence, and emotional state to facilitate effective transformation
Based on feedback following the programme’s first day, participants enjoyed the insight provided with a sense of anticipation already established for the next training intervention, scheduled for October. It is very likely the Change Mindsets programme will play a positive and active role in empowering educators within the Western Cape’s public-school system.
Kudos to the efforts of a steely determined Head Office T2P team, under the leadership of Warda Conrad (programme driver) and Alison February (project manager) who braved the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic to embark on the CMT test phase.