Summary: Job Aid
Purpose: Use this job aid as a reference to help you to create SMART goals with your coachees.
Criteria What should the goal contain?
Specific The goals must relate to a single issue such as
"master how to use the time-recording element of the project management system"
as opposed to
"get better at using the software"
Measurable Goals should be quantifiable in some way so that the coach and the coachee can
assess whether the objectives have been met. For example, the coachee may have to
complete a number of tasks in a day, produce a report, or record his or her activities.
Achievable The coach should work with the coachee to ensure that the goals are achievable. For
example, "I will learn how to input time-recording data into the system" is achievable. "I
will become an expert at using the project management system" is not.
Realistic The coach must work with the coachee to ensure that the time, resource, and
opportunity are available to fulfill the goal. This may mean assessing the time available
to dedicate toward reaching the goal and possibly making resources and time available.