How to Set Work Goals for Career & Life Success
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How to Set Work Goals for Career & Life Success

Learn how to set effective work goals and gain the practical tools for motivation and success.
5.0 (1 rating)
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Created by Jane Davies
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop goal setting skills to enhance your performance at work, and advance your career.
  • Create a Personal Development Plan.
  • Set SMART goals that align with your work and personal objectives.
  • Set up processes for monitoring and reviewing your goals
  • Gain tools for maintaining focus, progress and motivation.
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  • No previous experience or equipment is required for this course.

The process of setting goals can serve as a blueprint and a method of motivation for success. It also helps you to clarify your particular work or business goals. 

This course will show you the way to accomplish this and provides a template for creating your own Personal Development Plan (PDP). It is designed for business professionals who are thinking about their career future and want a plan to make that future dream a reality.

Video slideshow lectures clearly step you through the fundamental knowledge and practical steps required for successful goal setting. It emphasises the need for both accurate goal setting, and tools for monitoring your progress, to ensure you maintain progress and motivation.

Created by Jane Davies, a highly respected business trainer and consultant within the Vocational Education sector in Australia, this course benefits from her wealth of professional knowledge and experience.

After completing this course, you will have a plan for your career objectives and the tools for maintaining motivation towards achieving them.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for business professionals wanting to enhance their career by setting and maintaining focus towards their work goals.
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Curriculum For This Course
3 Lectures 09:01

Jane's welcome message, and a brief introduction to the course. Includes an outline of Jane's professional work history and experience.

Preview 02:30

Provides an overview of work goal setting, including types of goals and examples.

Preview 02:52

In this lecture we discuss the need for your work goals to support your larger career and life goals. This requires taking a broad overview and establishing your life-time goals. We'll look at the different areas to consider in your broad overview, and how to narrow your life-time goals down into supporting work goals.

Preview 03:39
Setting Effective Work Goals
3 Lectures 13:52

In this lecture we establish where work goals may be set, looking to the company mission, Management and Personal Development Planning (PDP). You'll download your own Personal Development Plan template for use going forward.

Establishing Your Work Goals

Learn how to define your goals using the SMART method.

Preview 03:34

Describes the ongoing process of setting goals through self reflection and self management, with SMART goal examples.

The Goal Setting Process
Maintaining Progress and Motivation
3 Lectures 06:47

This lecture explains how and why you should monitor your goals. We discuss the role monitoring plays in maintaining focus and allowing you to break big tasks into small steps.

Monitoring Your Goals and Maintaining Focus

In this lecture we discuss the key to staying motivated and achieving consistent results over the long term - the review meeting.

Reviewing Your Work Goals

Life doesn't always go to plan. Learn how to stay focused but flexible when delays or setbacks occur.

Dealing with Setbacks
Endnotes & Quiz
2 Lectures 02:29

A brief summary of the course contents and where to go from here.


Complete the following quiz to test yourself on your goal setting knowledge.

Test Your Goal Setting Knowledge
6 questions

Written lecture and handout on time management strategies.

Bonus Lecture: Managing your Time at Work
About the Instructor
Jane Davies
5.0 Average rating
2 Reviews
12 Students
4 Courses
Managing Director of Precision Group (Australia)

I have over 30 years of experience in operational management and 20 years in training across a number of sectors including health, education and not-for-profit volunteer management. I specialise in identifying and addressing each sector’s training needs for optimum business performance and sustainability. Having also established and operated successful training facilities in both Australia and New Zealand I am widely recognised and respected for my breadth of knowledge and experience in the education and training fields. 

Establishing Precision Group (Australia) and developing it to be one of the largest Australian providers of educational material in the business field, I was encouraged to share this transmission of knowledge to others who simply want to increase their soft skills and improve themselves and their jobs. I established Business Skills Training for this purpose - to provide the short e-learning courses which you see here on Udemy.

I have written nearly 200 courses relating to all aspects of business – starting at the ground and working up to Board level in incremental steps. Every course includes quizzes or activities and downloadable templates to aid learners to apply and achieve. I look forward to working with you.