Module 1: Goal Planning Essentials

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Welcome to the Goal Planning Essentials Course. This Open Educational Resource is offered as a short 8-hour self directed and independent study course that will teach learners skills that are essential to goal writing, goal planning, and goal sharpening that will lead to goal success.

The material is grouped into 4 essential units as follows:

  • Unit 1: The Smart Goal
  • Unit 2: Sharpening Goals & Assessing Decisions
  • Unit 3: Creating a Work Plan
  • Unit 4: Ensuring Project Success

Each unit workbook will take learner about 2 hours to complete. The workbooks are meant to guide learners in a step-by-step method to attaining the stated learning outcome listed on the first page. Print the workbook out and write notes in the margins. Fill in the learning activities using a pencil to allow for mistakes and brainstorming during your learning process. You may choose to complete the workbooks on your own, but it may be helpful to locate a mentor or trusted friend or advisor to give you feedback on your completed learning activities for each unit.

General Steps

Click on each unit to access the (pdf) workbook.

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Click here for (doc) file: Module 1, Unit 1 Click here for (doc) file: Module 1, Unit 2
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Click here for (doc) file: Module 1, Unit 3 Click here for (doc) file: Module 1, Unit 4


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This project/resource was funded by the Alberta Open Educational Resources (ABOER) Initiative, which is made possible through an investment from the Alberta government.



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