All organizations know that effort without intention would be a rocky foundation to try to achieve success. Every process and project starts with an identified outcome and impact, and is reverse engineered into a plan of action. This is the very basic method of goal-setting. I’m sure you’ve heard of it before–big elephant, small bites. This only scratches the surface, though. Just saying “Our goal is to boost membership” is not nearly what it takes to get there. The parts between where your organization is and where you want it to be are crucial. If you want to drive your teams to success, you’ll require a roadmap to know how to get there. This is where SMART Goals become the new standard.
We know you’ve heard of SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely) – but do you *really* know how to create them? This quick but extremely useful course will take you step by step through the exercise of turning a vague goal (If you have “improve our member retention” as a goal, this means you!) into a super SMART, achievable one – and you’ll learn how to improve not just your goals but also your work and maybe your life. Really! Just try it!
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