Online Class: Goal Setting for Business

In this course, you will delve into how to create smart, effective goals to further yourself as a professional as well as advancing your business. You will take time to study what a goal actually is, what goes into making a goal, and what you need to begin making powerful goals to serve you and your career. You will also explore how goals can help you to hone specific skills to make you a better, well-rounded team member.

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Course Description

Unleashing Your Potential: The Power of Goal-Setting in Business

Venturing into the business realm, you were likely fueled by dreams and aspirations. Be it ascending the corporate ladder, launching an innovative startup, or simply multiplying your earnings, visions of achievement have always been your beacon. Yet, have you ever paused to consider the art and science of goal-setting? Did you know that the manner in which you architect your goals can make or break their realization?

Contrary to popular belief, setting objectives isn't just about jotting down lofty dreams. It's an intricate dance of intention, strategy, and execution. Goals are the compass guiding you through the turbulent seas of business, from refining your communication skills with stakeholders to spearheading transformative projects. Crafted wisely, they possess the power to redefine your trajectory, turning aspirations into tangible milestones.

Embark on a transformative odyssey with us as we demystify the alchemy of effective goal-setting. Together, we'll dissect the anatomy of a goal, diving deep into its core components. You'll unearth the strategies to sculpt potent objectives that not only propel your career forward but also amplify your skills, morphing you into a holistic, indispensable asset for any team.

But goals aren't just about personal growth; they're the linchpin fostering collective progress, enhancing team synergy, and driving business evolution. By mastering the art of goal-setting, you're not just investing in yourself; you're fortifying the foundation upon which entire enterprises are built.

So, if you're yearning for a reinvigorated career trajectory, let goals be your guiding star. Embellish your professional canvas with milestones that resonate and inspire. Your future self will revel in gratitude. Dive into this transformative journey; enroll now and sculpt a future brimming with achievements.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Goal Setting Basics

Taking charge of a team can be a terrifying experience at first. The idea of taking charge of a group or leading a business can strike fear into anyone. However, you may soon find that there are certain tactics that make leading a more fluid, enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Additional lesson topics: Personal Goal Setting; How to Set Business Goals; Types of Business Goals; Importance of Setting Goals in Business 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Your Goal for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Why Are Goals Important?

Goals are ambitions, plans, and efforts to achieve an end result. Goals are essential to the success of your business. Without setting goals, your business is less likely to see growth and prosperity. Failing to create and aspire to goals can be detrimental and even fatal to your business. Additional lesson topics: How to Align Your Training With Your Business Objectives; Team Building Exercises For Setting Goals You'll Stick To; Powerful Reasons Why Goal Setting Is Important; Achieving Your Life Goals Through Self-control; Improving employee accountability for goals in your organization 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Ground Rules for Goal Setting in Business

You never can dig too deeply when you are determining your goals. Tying your goals to your passions and purpose or the mission and principles of your business can help motivate you. However, there are some tricks and guidelines to help you set strong, effective goals. Additional lesson topics: Important Rules for Successful Goal Setting; Golden Rules of Goal Setting 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Creating a Goal

You still may think that goals sound a bit threatening, but from previous lessons, you know that they are worth the effort. In this lesson, goals will be broken down into a step by step guide. Additional lesson topics: The Ultimate Guide to Goal Setting: Step-by-Step; The 7-Step Formula for Goal Setting; How to Set Goals For The Life You Actually Want; How to Create a Massive Action Plan; How to Create an Action Plan to Achieve Your Home Business Goals 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Effective Goal Setting and Management

Making these benefits work for you will take some effort from you and your employees. If you recall the previous lesson, many of these guidelines will overlap. However, applying them to others will be distinctive from applying them to yourself. Have patience and determination and these benefits will be yours to reap. Additional lesson topics: Smart Goals: Several Tips for Motivating Employees; Tips for Effective Employee Goal-Setting 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Effective Goal Setting and Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal skills encompass a wide variety of abilities, many of them focusing on how to communicate effectively with others. Some such skills might be forming questions, listening capably, as well as reading social cues and body language. Additional lesson topics: Interpersonal Skills; Setting Goals For Improving Your Social Skills 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Using Assertiveness to Your Advantage

Assertiveness, like interpersonal skills, has a lot to do with the way humans communicate. Mainly, it happens to come up in communication and social skill training. Because it is so distinct from other areas of communication, assertiveness almost always is given its own specific area of training. Additional lesson topics: Why being assertive can benefit your business; Assertiveness; Assertiveness; Why People Are Not Assertive; Assertiveness in Business: Tips from Leaders for Entrepreneurs; Setting Assertive Goals 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Changing the Behavior of Others

Goals can be used to help you improve just about any skill but there are a few key areas where they are indispensable. One of these areas affects your managerial skills again, but because this is a much more in-depth task, it deserves special attention. Additional lesson topics: Steps to Change Employee Behavior; Ways to Facilitate Behavioral Changes Among Employees 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Managing Priorities

For any business plan or initiative to achieve success, your priorities need to work together with your goals. Additional lesson topics: A Better Way to Set Strategic Priorities; Strategies for Setting Business Goals and Priorities; Tips for Setting Goals and Priorities; Setting Business Priorities 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Planning

Planning and goal setting can work together exceptionally well. As you previously learned, planning is a necessary part of setting smart goals. So how can you use your goals to create a plan? What is the process? What makes a good plan anyway? Here are some answers. Additional lesson topics: Effective Planning Starts With This Simple 4-Step Process; The Art of Effective Planning: Avoid Wasted Time and Stress 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Delegating

In order to make your business into everything you want it to be, you have to start delegating your tasks. This is a crucial point in striving to achieve your goals. Sometimes, goals in business can be too big for one person to accomplish all on their own. Additional lesson topics: Levels of Remarkably Effective Delegation; Tips for Effective Delegation; Steps For More Effective Delegation; Team Development: Several Steps to Effective Delegation; The Secret to Effective Delegation 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Options When Encountering Obstacles

It does not matter what your goal is. Whether it is personal, professional, fun, serious, black, white or anything in between, you always will encounter obstacles along your way. This never fails in the world of goals. It should not deter you from setting goals. Additional lesson topics: How to overcome the obstacles that are holding your goals hostage; Overcoming Obstacles 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Why Individuals Do Not Reach Their Goals

It can seem that those obstacles creep out of the woodwork as soon as you set to work on achieving your goal, but there are other aspects of life that can separate you and your goal. If you familiarize yourself with what is keeping you from your goal, you can more readily account for them when planning and take them in stride. Additional lesson topics: How to Overcome the Several Most Common Obstacles That Prevent People From Living Their Dreams; The Several Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals; Things That Stop You From Achieving Your Goals 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Strategies to Optimize Reaching Your Goals

So what is the difference between the goals that you achieve and ones that you abandon? How do you set goals that always are, not just occasionally achievable? Additional lesson topics: Several Strategies for Helping Your Employees Reach Their Goals; Strategies for Achieving Your Goals; Optimize Your Mind: Several Ways to Become Remarkably Successful; Ways to Set and Achieve Goals for Successful Marketers 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Where to Go from Here

Goal setting, as you may have noticed, is about much more than anything that you can write on paper. Goal setting does not end once you complete your goal. Making a lasting, permanent change to your life lasts long after your goal has been accomplished. Additional lesson topics: How to Move Forward Once You Achieve a Big Goal; Things That Happen After Achieving a Goal; How to Yourself: What to Do After Reaching Your Goal; and Then What? What Happens After We Reach Our Goals 95 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify what it means to set goals for business and why it is imnportant.
  • Determine ground rules for goal setting in business.
  • Create a goal.
  • Determine effective goal setting and management.
  • Determine effective goal setting and interpersonal skills.
  • Describe using assertiveness to your advantage.
  • Describe processes for changing the behavior of others.
  • Describe managing priorities.
  • Plan and delegate your business goals.
  • Recognize options when encountering obstacles.
  • Describe why individuals do not reach their goals.
  • Describe strategies to optimize reaching your goals.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Goal Setting for Business
Course Number: 9770570
Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (515 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: November 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I took this class to help further my career in management. It has been very helpful as a new manager." -- Susan O.
  • "The course was effective in cementing the core concepts of mapping out and achieving goals. I found it to be educational and applicable to numerous paths of life." -- Mack S.

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