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Goal Setting for Success

Session Format:

One 4–Hour Session


Attainable goals are what will keep you and your organization moving forward in the right direction. This goal setting program will help you understand what makes a goal attainable by discovering your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats when setting goals. Many times goals are identified correctly but poorly accomplished because there is a lack of planning and strategy regarding how the goal will be achieved. This program will dig deep into the goal setting process to practice writing measurable goals and strategize the best approach to make that goal a reality.


The participant will learn to: (1) understand what makes a goal attainable, (2) discover your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats when setting goals, (3) avoid common mistakes when creating achievable goals, (4) identify an outcome strategy, (5) develop a matrix for measurable success, (6) practice writing measurable objectives, (7) set your goals into action, (8) monitor your progress, and (9) deal with changes in goals.

Content Outline

  • The Achievable, Believable Goal
  • Creating a Strategy
  • Implementing your Goals

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for new or experienced supervisors, supervisory trainees, or mid to upper level management personnel.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14