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This session on setting meaningful goals aims to help people to clearly define goals and targets, so that they are understood by everyone. It is relevant for commercial goals and personal development goals. It also examines the factors necessary to make goals compelling so that they are more likely to be committed to.


In particular, by the end of the Power Hour attendees will be able to:


  • Describe the characteristics of effective goals
  • Set a SMART objective, and explain why it is useful
  • Create a well-formed outcome, and explain why it is useful


Download the Free Key Points Sheet  and SELECTED PowerPoint Slides in PDF format to get a taste of the content (Virtual Sessions include more slides to make running the session easier)

Goals and Objectives - Virtual Session (PDF Version)

  • The Outline for this session is as follows: 

     •Welcome and Introduction – Trainer and delegate input

     •How NOT to set and achieve goals – Reverse brainstorm activity

     •Understanding why goals fail – (Optional)  Pairs activity

     •Being SMART–  Trainer input and individual/pairs exercise

     •Setting SMART objectives – (Optional) Individual/pairs activity to practice writing SMART objectives

     •Well-Formed Outcomes – Trainer input, facilitated discussion and pairs activity plus a further optional activity to explore the characteristics in more detail

     •Put it into practice –Pairs exercise to write meaningful goals

     •Summary and putting it into practice

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