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Writing Good Goals and SMART Objectives Tutorials



Wouldn’t you like to feel more confident about where your program is going and be better able to describe it to others?

  • This tutorial will help you to gain confidence in your ability to describe and evaluate your program as well as communicate your intentions to others
  • It highlights the benefits of using good five-year program goals and SMART objectives
  • It gives you specific ways to determine if a goal is good and an objective is SMART
  • It links you to technical assistance if you want help with your program

Learning Objectives

How long will this tutorial take?
You will need about 30 minutes to complete this tutorial. However, since it is designed so you can work at your own pace, moving through the tutorial page by page or choosing only certain topics, it could take more or less time.

Note: Simply roll your mouse over any underlined word and the definition will pop up. You can also view the full list of defined terms by clicking on the glossary icon on the top right hand corner of the page.

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