Teachers are change-agents who can work towards getting students to have ownership of their learning. Teachers should be trained on helping students gain new competencies and take on leadership roles. Contributing to the design and implementation of the teaching/learning activities and the classroom environment is an important feature of active learning where students play different roles. Accepting failure as a step to achieve success occurs when teachers have dialogues with students that enable them to develop a growth mindset. Research shows that increase of students' motivation, their willingness to accept new challenges and their healthier reaction to failure can be achieved through structured conversations and activities which target the development of a growth mindsets. The presentation/ workshop will focus on how dialogue is a great resource for leadership development and learning and different ways of helping students adopt a growth mindset.