5.1 Introduction

As each professional skill can be demonstrated in many ways, it is common to have stories about some of them, but not all of them. In this section, we provide a process and some examples for you to set SMART (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) goals to help you develop the professional skills and behaviours that are in need of further development.

Skills you are building by completing this activity:

  • Goal-setting – this is a great way to demonstrate initiative, responsibility, and problem-solving skills.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify the elements of SMART goals
  • Use SMART goals to facilitate professional skills development