Global S.M.A.R.T.E.R.Learning System(GSLS)

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Global S.M.A.R.T.E.R.Learning System(GSLS) is based on a goal-setting technique that is designed to help you create strong, success-oriented goals for your Professional Accountancy Examination.
The Components of Global S.M.A.R.T.E.R.Learning System(GSLS)

*“S” is for Specific[simple,sensible,significant]. Being specific holds you accountable to the educational goals you are establishing. Specific goals include action that will be taken by you. For example: Attend Global Live Online Classes or Watch The Global Pre-Recorded Lectures If you are studying using Global On-Deamd(GOD) Program.

*“M” is for Measurable[meaningful,motivating]. The measure may be quantitative of qualitative, but must be measured against a standard of performance and a standard of expectation. For each task you will be given a Global Micro-Mock. This will be measured against Global Pass Rate for 85% and The Professional Examination Pass Rate

*“A” is for Achievable[agreed,attainable].Setting goals is a balance between reaching a success that is too easy or too hard. As you think of attaining your goal, you will want to consider availability of resources. (i.e. time, money, people, etc.)

*“R” is for Relevant[reasonable,realistic and resourced,results-based]. A goal must be relevant to you and the club. Does the goal advance the vision and mission of Rotaract and does it help the club maintain its standing on the campus and in the community. Relevant goals help the members keep focused on what’s important.

*“T” is for Time-specific[time-based,time limited,time/cost limited,timely,time-sensitive]. A timeline or date should be part of your goal. Being time-specific helps you to measure your success along the path of reaching your goal. It also can assist you in developing a doable action plan, including setting objectives and strategies, for reaching your goal.

*“E” is for Evaluate. Your goals are not set in stone and will change from time to time. Constant evaluation of your goals is essential to reaching your goals. Change factors must be taken into consideration during your evaluation. Factors such as a change in your major, a change in job responsibilities, or a change in available resources may affect your stated goals.

*“R” is for Revise. After evaluation, you should re-do the goals that need changing and continue the SMARTER goal-setting process.

Let us explain in details how you will develop your goals using Global S.M.A.R.T.E.R.Learning System(GSLS):

Specific:

The first term stresses the need for a specific goal over and against a more general one. This means the goal is clear and unambiguous; without vagaries and platitudes. To make goals specific, they must tell you exactly what is expected, why is it important, who’s involved, where is it going to happen and which attributes are important.

A specific goal will usually answer the five “W” questions:

  What: What do I want to accomplish in this study session?
Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.
Who: Who is involved? You oe You and  Your Lecturer
Where: Identify a location. Global Live Online Lecture Rooms or You studying offline
Which: Identify requirements and constraints.

Measurable

The second term stresses the need for concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of the goal. The thought behind this is that if a goal is not measurable, it is not possible to know whether you are making progress toward successful completion. Measuring progress is supposed to help you stay on track, reach its target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs it on to continued effort required to reach the ultimate goal.

A measurable goal will usually answer questions such as:
How much?
How many?
How will I know when it is accomplished?

Achievable

The third term stresses the importance of goals that are realistic and Achievable. While an Achievable goal may stretch you in order to achieve it, the goal is not extreme. That is, the goals are neither out of reach nor below standard performance, as these may be considered meaningless. When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. The theory states that an Achievable goal may cause goal-setters to identify previously overlooked opportunities to bring themselves closer to the achievement of their goals.

An Achievable goal will usually answer the question:

How: How can the goal be accomplished?

Relevant

The fourth term stresses the importance of choosing goals that matter. A Bank Manager’s goal to “Make 50 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by 2:00pm.” may be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, and Time-Specific, but lacks Relevance. Many times you will need support to accomplish a goal: resources, a champion voice, someone to knock down obstacles. Goals that are relevant to your boss, your team, your organization will receive that needed support.

Relevant goals (when met) drive you forward. A goal that supports or is in alignment with other goals would be considered a relevant goal.

A relevant goal can answer yes to these questions:

Does this seem worthwhile?
Is this the right time?
Does this match our other efforts/needs?
Are you the right person?

Time-specific

The fifth term stresses the importance of grounding goals within a time frame, giving them a target date. A commitment to a deadline helps you focus your effort on completion of the goal on or before the due date. This part of the Global S.M.A.R.T.E.R.Learning System(GSLS) goal criteria is intended to prevent goals from being overtaken by the day-to-day crises that invariably arise in your life. A time-specific goal is intended to establish a sense of urgency.

A time-specific goal will usually answer the question:
When?
What can I do 6 months from now?
What can I do 6 weeks from now?
What can I do today?

Evaluate

The sixth term stresses the importance of always evaluating how your goal is progressing (or has progressed). It is important to understand that this step is conducted throughout the entire goal process, as well as after the goal is met. The idea is to create a progress report to see if you are where you want to be in your goal. This is a crucial step before the seventh and last step.

Revise

The seventh and last step brings everything back in full circle. It stresses the importance of always being able to adapt to your environment and the challenges that arise. Revise enables you to be able to change your goals (by increasing or decreasing them) depending on the results of your evaluation step.

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