Setting Smart Objectives

2 Days
Course Outline - Setting Smart Objectives

Goal Setting is one of the most basic and essential skills someone can develop. What makes a good goal?

We touch on goal characteristics, time management, making a To-Do List, and what to do when setbacks occur. This workshop will provide the knowledge and skills for your participants to complete more tasks and get things done.

This workshop will cover strategies to help participants overcome procrastination. These skills will translate into increased satisfaction in their professional and personal lives. Participants will learn the Goal Setting characteristics of successful people and in turn will become happier and more productive individuals.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Overcome procrastination
  • Manage time effectively
  • Accomplish important tasks
  • Self-motivate
  • Create SMART goals

Course Ouline:

Module One: Getting Started

Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives


Action Plans and Evaluations

Module Two: Overcoming Procrastination (I)

Eat That Frog!

Just Do It

The 15 Minute Rule

Chop it Up

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three Overcoming Procrastination (II)

Remove Distractions

Start Small and Build

Reward Yourself

Set Realistic Deadlines

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Four P’s of Goals Setting

They Need to be Positive

They Need to be Personal

They Need to be Possible

They Need to be Prioritized

Case Study

Module Five: Improving Motivation

Remember Peak Moments

Write Your Goals Down

Use Gamification

Track Your Progress

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Wise Time Management

Urgent/Important Matrix

The 80/20 Rule

Utilize a Calendar

Create a Ritual

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Tips for Completing Tasks

One Minute Rule

Five Minute Rule

Break Up Large Tasks

Utilize Technology

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Increase Your Productivity

Repeat What Works

Get Faster

Remove “Should” from Your Dictionary

Build on Your Successes

Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: To Do List Characteristics

Focus on the Important

Chunk, Block, Tackle

Make It a Habit

Plan Ahead

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: SMART Goals






Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Mistakes Will Happen

Accept It

Bouncing Back

Adapt and Learn from Them

If Needed, Ask for Help

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

Review of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations