Leadership Inspirations Activities
Personal Goal Setting
Set goals that will help you grow in your role
Forming, Norming, Performing
Type Of Activity
Paper, writing utensils
Participants will set personal goals for themselves that will help them grow.
Pass out paper and a writing utensil to each participant.
- Start with an introductory discussion:
- What are goals?
- Why are goals important?
- Then, ask participants to think about some personal goals they have for themselves.
- Have each participant choose 3-4 categories to set goals for from the following list:
- Working Relationships
- Leadership Style
- Learning & Growth
- Accountability & Follow Through
- Organization & Preparedness
- Have each participant write down one goal for each category they picked.
- After participants have had a chance to write down their goals, have them share in small groups or choose one to share out loud with the large group.
- Tell them to keep these goals somewhere where they can refer back to them at a later time.
SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS
- What was the goal of this activity?
- Did your group do well? What could have improved?
- How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
- How did your group manage conflict that arose?
- Are we the only ones that define our purpose? What or who influences our purpose?
- How do we communicate our purpose to new members or people outside of our group?
- Why is it important that we all understand the purpose of our group/activity/etc.?
- What are you currently accountable for as an individual and a group? Who holds you accountable?
- What is effective accountability? Are our methods as a group effective?
- What role do you play in your own accountability and the group accountability?
- What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
- What’s one commitment each person can make?
- What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
- How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
- What can you do differently moving forward?