Course Details

Course Code(s):
5 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
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Translating Organisation Aspirations Into Organisation Goals




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Most organisations believe that they have a set of goals guiding their activity. However, looking more closely at these 'goals' it is clear that some are unclear aspirations rather than goals. There are a number of important differences between aspirations and goals, and it is due to these differences that the two are related but not interchangeable.

As this module will describe, aspirations are the first step in setting motivational and transformational goals. There are 10 steps to be taken to transform an organisational or personal aspiration into a set of clear goals which can be actioned. This module will guide the students through this process and allow them to transform aspirations into specific, measurable, and attainable goals that can be applied in an organisational context or in the personal sphere

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying theories and principles of futuring and goal setting.
  • Identify the different methods and techniques of goal setting:
  • Make their goals in a standard 10 steps process:
  • Analyse and evaluate their own goals and how to reach them.
  • Enhance their own competencies required for reaching their goals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to merge their personal and workplace goals.
  • Compare and contrast goals and aspirations.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how goal setting can help to achieve aspirations, thus allowing individuals to influence future outcomes.
  • Describe their goals setting approach and the impact it has on their attainment

A minimum Level 7 qualification.  Where an applicant does not meet the entry requirements, they can be evaluated under the UL RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) policy and may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the programme.

The fee for this programme is €600

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