Course Code: 726

Goals and Goal Setting: Achieving Measured Objectives

Class Dates:
1/2 day Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • In all areas of our lives, we have things we want to achieve, places we want to go, mountains we want to climb. We have goals. In order to attain these goals, we need to have a plan. At VTEC, we believe that the goals you have in the workplace are stepping stones to achieving your personal goals.

    Setting a goal that really matters and motivates is not an easy task. The process that addresses setting goals that are achievable and can be readily established is what this course is all about. You will move from clearly defining what a goal is, and how you build a pyramid of goals and objectives, to an understanding of who sets goals, how goals are set and how you build action plans that support them.

    Achieving goals that are the result of sound planning can be one of the most rewarding accomplishments for which a group or an individual can strive. You will learn the basic principles here that will allow you to act decisively in a group or on your own.
  • Audience
  • All individuals or groups are encouraged to attend this course.


Course Details

  • Introduction
  • Learning Objectives and Agenda
  • The Purpose of Goal Setting
  • Why Set Goals?
  • What is a Goal?
  • Definition of a Goal
  • Goals Must be Written
  • Missions
  • Objectives
  • Goals and Objectives Pyramids
  • Overview: What Is a Goal?
  • Who Sets Goals?
  • Who Sets Goals is Important
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Goal Setting Process
  • The Ownership Issue
  • Adopt and Adapt the Goal
  • Overview: Who Sets Goals?
  • Identifying and Documenting Goals
  • Goal Identification and Documentation
  • Task 1: Identifying Goal Opportunities
  • Task 2: Writing S.M.A.R.T. Goal Statements
  • Overview: Writing S.M.A.R.T. Goal Statements
  • Goal Development and Planning
  • Goal Development
  • Action Plans
  • Obstacles to Goal Achievement
  • Overview: Goal Development and Planning
  • Goal Achievement
  • Taking Action
  • Overview: Comprehensive Goal Foundation