SMART Goals

Attendance     Handout         Evaluation     

UNIT OBJECTIVES

1.                  Participants will learn to develop strategies to achieve goals.

2.                  Participants will learn the measurable qualities of goals which allow them to measure their prowess toward achievement.

3.                  Participants will learn to break down long-term goals into steps for immediate fuUlfbnent.

4.                  Participants will learn to adapt strategies to changing conditions

RESOURCES NEEDED

1.                  Classroom with adequate chairs and tables or desks.

2.                  Pencils and paper for each participant.

3.                  Marker board and markers

4.                  Handouts for each participant

LESSON OUTLINE

             1.        Greet the class, establish order, take roll (if needed)

2.                  Explain that we are going to discuss goals and ways to develop successful strategies to achieve them.

3.                  Explain that we are going to develop SMART goals. Write on the board

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T

Hand out "The characteristics of goals" and discuss

4.                  S=Specific.

Everybody is going to do something some day. Like a photographer who needs to focus his lens before he takes a picture, we need to focus our thinking on exactly what it is we want to accomplish.

5.                  M=Measurable

You need guidelines you can use to measure your progress toward getting what you want. Such guideline as "when" and "how much" will help you evaluate your progress and modify your strategy.

6.                  A=Attainable

Don't set impossible standards for yourself. Goals should be something you have a good chance of achieving. Break long-term goals into short-term achievable strategies.

7.                  R=Rewarded

As you achieve your goals, reward yourself for your efforts. This win encourage you to tackle your next project with enthusiasm and increases your chances of getting what you want.

8.         T=Timely

Establish a schedule for achieving your objectives. As you achieve them, set a time limit for achieving the next one.

 

9.         Hand out “SMART Goals”. Have participants complete exercise at the bottom of the page.

 

10.       Tell participants they will give a report tomorrow on how they achieved the goals they plan to accomplish today.

 

SUMMARY

 

Goals give direction to your efforts and provide an incentive for accomplishment Goals must be realistic. They must be something you can accomplish in a reasonable length of time with the resources you have. In setting goals, you must have a way to measure your accomplishment. This gives you a sense of pride when you achieve them and a signal to warn you when alternative strategies are needed.

 

I look forward to hearing about your progress in accomplishing your goals.

 

Thank the class, gather materials and dismiss.