On October 12th, 2019 HCOP students learned about all things goal related. As future healthcare professionals, HCOP students are learning the skills they need to be purpose-driven, compassionate, professional individuals. A big part of this process is learning to set goals.
Christina Jelinek, HCOP Academic Success Counselor, led the group through a goal-setting workshop. Students learned the importance of setting goals, the science behind the success of individuals who set goals, and how to set goals that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely).
Students had the chance to brainstorm potential goals in three areas of their life (career, relationships, and self) and were given the challenge of setting goals in each area. These goals will be turned in, so that HCOP staff can help students work towards achieving their goals each step of the way.
Additionally, health professional students had the opportunity to delve further into the idea of cultivating their future by learning about creating a five-year plan with Gwynette Williams, Program Director at Collective for Youth. Students had the chance to think about their dreams and motivations, discuss living a life of balance, and other important topics as they set a five-year plan for themselves.
A copy of the slides from session 2's goal setting presentation is available here.