The Grit Institute Courses

How much does employee turnover cost your company? Can you estimate the cost of a lack of engagement?

Recent studies are clear that employees stay longer when the company invests in their learning. The Grit Institute offers standout courses developed from decades of research and insights, synthesized with the most current understanding of leadership and grit and resilience using the power of story for maximum impact. Join us in our signature Going for Grit learning journey, the phenomenally popular Paths 2 Purpose, or other opportunities to develop leadership, purpose and grit in yourself, your team, and your organization today.

What is the cost of inaction? Start the journey for your company today.


Paths to Purpose

Paths to Purpose equips learners and leaders with 5 specific ways to identify your purpose and learn to lead a more purpose-filled life, both professionally and personally, increasing engagement, performance, and retention. Are you ready to find yours?

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Going for Grit

Going for Grit helps you as a leader or aspiring leader or people, of change, of excellence, learn how to develop grit and resilience grounded in a sense of your unique values and purpose. You can contribute all you are meant to in this world, and achieve your dreams.

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Leadership Storytelling

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 “Employees rate the ‘opportunity to learn’ as among their top reasons for taking a job,” according to Deloitte Insights, “and 94% say they would stay in a company if it helped them to develop."
- Harvard Business Review

All Grit Institute Learning Journeys include:

The Grit Institute Experience

The Grit Institute operates with a whole leader approach, training leadership, purpose and grit through story and with proven research, tactics, and techniques.

Web-based Interactive Content

Including skill-building videos, exercises, and practice activities. All activities are curated and delivered by thought leader and author Shannon Huffman Polson.

100% Unlimited Access

 You will retain all modules and content for any course you purchase. Members learn at their own pace with reference materials throughout the experience.

Founded on The Grit Triad 

Material based on proprietary methods like The Grit Triad which teaches leaders to develop grit as part of the whole person through three legs: Commit, Learn, and Launch. Popularized by The Grit Factor. 

Invitations to Live Webinars

For deeper connectivity, learning, community, growth and practice, members are invited to live webinars focused on growth topics and curriculum.

Activate and Integrate

At the Grit Institute, we understand that only 10% of our learning happens formally. 20% comes from work you do with your manager and the final 70% is work you do yourself. Our Activate and Integrate module helps you bring your learning journey into your everyday work. 

Choose your Journey

On Demand

All Grit Factor Courses are set up for asynchronous learning. Take your journey when it works for you and your company.

Hybrid: Virtual and On-Demand

Grit Factor courses can be structured to include workshops and team integration.

In Person

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