Goals are more than a list, and setting goals is an intentional process. But how do you move from an abstract concept to something more concrete? Consider the concept of SMART goals. SMART is an acronym for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.
SMART goals guide you toward mastery of the practice behaviors within your learning agreement. As you develop your SMART goals, think of specific tasks, activities, or trainings that can demonstrate that you have “achieved” each behavior. Then, ask yourself if the goals you have articulated are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and achievable within a realistic timeframe.
In this Discussion, you build your skills developing SMART goals by focusing on key social work core competencies and aligning them with your internship tasks.