Course Content
Introduction
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Course Content
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Session Two: Pre-Assignment Review
As a pre-assignment, you were asked to read an article about setting goals. In this session, you will review your pre-assignment and think about where you currently are in relation to goal setting.
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Session Three: Self-Understanding
In order to learn how to set goals, it is essential to understand their value. In this session, you will explore the importance of goal setting. The role of a mentor or coach will also be discussed.
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Session Four: Laying the Foundation
In this session, you will explore how to identify their values and create a personal vision statement.
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Session Five: What is in Your Bucket?
In this session, you will look at the bucket list, which is a long-term plan. You will also have an opportunity to begin creating their own bucket list.
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Session Six: Getting Down to Business
In this session, you will think about what areas of your life you want to set goals for. You will also explore the SMART acronym, which outlines the elements of good goals.
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Session Seven: Getting Started Today
In this session, you will learn some ways to motivate yourself and beat procrastination. Visualization techniques, action plans, and support systems will also be discussed.
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Session Eight: Dealing With Setbacks
In the final session of this course, participants will learn some coping strategies for when things get in the way of achieving their goals.
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Personal Action Plan
In this session, you will be asked questions to help you plan your short-term and long-term goals. This final exercise is a way for you to synthesize the learning that you have done and to put it into practice.
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Course Summary
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Recommended Reading List
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Post-Course Assessment
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Goal Setting
About Lesson

If you are looking for further information on this topic, we have included a recommended reading list below.

  1. Canfield, Jack, and Janet Switzer. The Success Principles. William Morrow Paperbacks, 2006.
  2. Canfield, Jack, Mark Victor Hansen, and Lee Hewitt. The Power of Focus. HCI, 2000.
  3. Carnegie, Dale. How to Win Friends and Influence People. Pocket Books, 1998 (Reprint).
  4. Covey, Stephen. The Eighth Habit. Free Press, 2005.
  5. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Free Press, 2004.
  6. Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich. www.bnpublishing.com, 2007.
  7. Johnson, Vic. Goal Setting: 13 Secrets of World Class Achievers. No Dream Too Big, 2011.
  8. Lamott, Ann, and Geneen Roth. When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair. Hyperion, 1999.
  9. Legge, Peter, and Tashon Ziara. Make Your Life a Masterpiece. Eaglet Publishing, 2006.
  10. Tracy, Brian. Eat That Frog! Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007.