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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Setting Goals
  2. 2 Goal Setting in Action
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In our first section, users will learn about what goals are and why they’re important. They will also learn about a few tried and tested techniques for setting goals, including; SMART goals, the WOOP method and Anti-Goals.

A man writing down his goals

In this final section, users will have a go at setting one or two of their own goals, they might be big, small, personal or professional. And, by the end of this course, they'll have planned to improve something they do or achieve something new.

About this course

Goals are absolutely crucial for individuals who want to challenge themselves to complete specific tasks in order to help them achieve something. Without goals, you can end up feeling unmotivated, and that you have little to no control over your life.

Goals help you measure how effectively your time is being spent and help keep you motivated as you measure your progress towards them.

It's also crucial that any goals you set yourself should be 'SMART'. This means they should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.

Simply setting a goal such as “Have a good job” isn’t a 'SMART' goal, whereas “Become a member of the senior management team by December next year” would be more applicable.

To some, this may all sound a bit daunting. However, you need to know where you want to be in the long run before you can work out what you need to do in the short term to get there.

This course, which is suitable for all levels of employees, covers the importance of setting SMART goals, the best way to set goals, and how/when goals should be reviewed.

Download our free Soft Skills white paper to learn more about why soft skills are important, what they are, and to take our soft skills self-assessment.

Elena Pitsiaeli, a presenter of Setting Goals Training

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The importance of Setting Goals Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Setting Goals Training certificate

Download and print

At the end of this Setting Goals Training course, users will be given a printable certificate. 

In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress is all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Setting Goals Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Setting Goals Training certificate

151 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5
Nothing new but more of a refresher.

Should have been more narrower in focus eg setting goals in your daily work environment. That would make it more applicable and relevant to a work's course.

good course

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

like videos and pace

Like video training. like you can start stop and rewind. I hate having to read loads of information. Find it easier with my dyslexia to watch a video course. If reading I tend to switch off and have to go back and try again. Like this way of training it is clear and set at a good learning pace.

makes you think out of the box

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


It make you think about achieving your goals and how to get there.

it was simple and took the edge off

took the edge off of setting goals not only for yourself but for those you manage as you can work on them together. this is good for all to see then goals would be much more effective, achievable and meaningful

Very well explained


i liked the notion of anti goals

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

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