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SMART goals and alignment training course

This SMART goals training materials package is designed for trainers to deliver a session on how to set SMART goals, and how to make sure that the individual employees’ goals are aligned with the goals of the company as a whole.

This training package provides content for a short (between 2 and 3 hours) but effective session and is:

  • Fully customizable and editable
  • Downloadable immediately
  • and you will own the rights to edit and reuse it for as many of your own courses as you wish.

What Are the Benefits of Training on How to Set SMART Goals Alignment?

The ability to set SMART objectives can be beneficial for individuals both at work and in their personal life. This SMART goals training materials package though is specifically designed for companies.

SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. SMART goals, therefore, follow a specific framework, which means that every objective set needs to be: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound.

Following this framework makes it easier for people to achieve their goals because they will be able to visualize them better and work towards a specific timeline.

If a goal is fuzzy, generic and does not have a timeframe, it is too easy to feel demotivated and procrastinate, as the goal is not clear. If there is not a time limit, it is tempting to keep postponing doing what it takes to achieve a goal. Also, there is room for misunderstanding if a goal is not clearly set.

The advantages of setting SMART goals are that:

  • It increases motivation
  • It is better for focus
  • Objectives are accountable

In addition to teaching how to set SMART objectives, this customizable training materials package includes how to align the goals of individual employees with those of a company as a whole.

This process of strategic alignment means that each employee and each team, department or division within an organization, as well as the organization as a whole, work towards achieving the same overall results.

If the goals of the individual employees and of the teams are not in sync with the overall organization’s goals, this leads to a waste of energy, time and resources.

This SMART goals training materials package teaches how to set goals that are beneficial both for the employees (for their motivation and personal growth) and for the company.

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What Are the Benefits for You as a Trainer of Teaching SMART Goals Alignment?

The idea of SMART goals is widely employed in corporate training sessions. You can teach how to set SMART objectives as part of soft skills training sessions such as time management and of personal development courses such as starting your own small business.

In addition, this particular course also covers the strategic alignment of individuals’ and companies’ goals. Thus, it presents a different approach to the topic of SMART objectives, which can add variety to your training offer.

This SMART goals training materials package is only about 2 hours long. So, it is ideal for training managers and supervisors who are too busy to attend a full-day course but who can still benefit from attending formal training sessions.

You can teach a short course such as this one on its own or as part of a series of sessions on management and leadership.

Who Is This SMART Goals Alignment Training Package for?

This short course is mainly for people who have managerial or supervisory responsibilities.

Being able to set SMART goals at every level of the organisation and make sure they are aligned by cascading the goals down is central in developing strategic alignment for the company.

Understanding strategic alignment principles is important in order to achieve better business performance results. Aligning goals is part of the strategic alignment process.

In addition, knowing how to foster and develop staff in line with the overall strategy of the organisation is important to increase staff motivation, sense of purpose and feeling of appreciation.

People who may benefit from this course include, for example:

  • Supervisors and line managers who set performance reviews for members of their team through 1-to-1 meetings.
  • Team leaders or head of departments to understand how to link the goals of the department with those of each employee and those of the company as a whole.
  • Managers with a high level of responsibility in organizations, to understand the importance of cascading the vision and goals of the company to all members of staff.


2 hours.

You can, however, extend the duration to up to 3 hours, depending on the number of delegates and the time you want to spend on each discussion.

You can also run this course as part of a series of sessions on management, leadership and coaching.


Beginners. This course is for those who are new to the idea of goal alignments and/or SMART objectives.

Course Outline and Objectives

This course aims at explaining:

  • The importance of goals alignment
  • How to set SMART objectives
  • How to align SMART goals in practice

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

✔ Discuss what goal alignment is and why it is important

✔ Develop SMART goals

✔ Implement goal alignment

Delivery Method of the SMART Goals Training Materials Package

This training materials package is designed to be delivered in a classroom environment with you, as a trainer, guiding the session.

The training package though includes a lot of activities and discussions so that the learners will feel actively engaged.

The colourful PowerPoint slides appeal to the visual learner, while activities provide a hands-on approach.

Topics That Will Be Covered to Include:

  • Discussing what goal alignment is and why it is important.
  • Setting SMART goals with real-life examples
  • How to implement the alignment of SMART goals within an organization, including how to use 1-to-1 meetings and performance reviews for this purpose.

Samples from SMART Goals Alignment Training Course Materials

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Explanation of SMART goals acronym PowerPoint slide from SMART goals alignment training course materials package
Trainer notes. Explanation of achievable goal from SMART goals alignment training course materials.
Trainer Notes. Setting a SMART goal activity from SMART goals alignment training package
Participants workbook SMART goals alignment. Discussion on why goals alignment is important
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This package contains FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE training material.

✔ 24 PowerPoint  slide deck (includes tutor notes on each slide)

✔ 23-page Trainer’s handbook

✔ Participants’ workbook

✔ Course documents (including sign-in sheet, course evaluation sheet, course outline and one handout for classroom activities)

✔ Course certificate (printable to hand to participants)

Documents delivered using MS Word, PDF (in case you do not have MS Word) and PowerPoint (PPT).

The MS Word and PowerPoint files are fully editable, so you can adapt the material to your specific needs.

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Valeria has been involved with education for over 16 years. She has taught in the UK at the University of Bath and Cardiff Metropolitan University (where she got her PhD), in addition to working as a researcher at Exeter University. Valeria additionally has several years of experience of also working with Ofsted and Cardiff University in management roles.

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