Described as a ‘truly universal tool for attainment’, this workshop helps students to identify their goals and the routes to achievement. It is equally applicable to all age and ability groups.
So far, the workshop has been successfully implemented and adopted by 600 UK schools with measurably improved results.
Goal Mapping is a superb tool for students as young as Year 5. It teaches valuable goal setting principles that can help them to identify and harness their aspirations and will support their development throughout the whole of their education and beyond. It is also an excellent tool to aid transition into Year 7.
Students are taught a practical and enjoyable method oforganising thoughts, identifying ambitions and setting goals that are high enough to excite and realistic enough to achieve.
The course is presented as 2 x 2 hour interactive sessions for up to 100 students per session. Each participant will receive a full set of student resources.
Learning how to set goals is a vitally important skill allowing students to take immediate ownership of, and to develop a sense of responsibility for, their own future.
They are taught how to organise their thoughts and remove ‘glass ceilings’ to clearly identify their ambitions. They learn how to break down the route to achievement into bite-size, manageable chunks and to visualize each step on the way. This encourages a ‘can-do’ attitude and their goals, no matter how big, become achievable steps on the pathway to success.
Visual Goal templates are used and these are particularly enjoyed by KS2 children. They are encouraged to draw and use colour harnessing imagination and creativity alongside the practical and logical skills involved in goal setting.
These templates also make excellent review material and afford the opportunity for teachers to build a meaningful relationship with their students as they jointly chart the progress to personal success.
Described as a ‘truly universal tool for attainment’ this workshop is equally suitable for all ages and abilities. The course content and the language/approach used is adapted to suit the students.
Students learn how to identify helpful targets and ambitions (goals) in the school environment and beyond and are taught simple, creative techniques to break these goals into manageable, measurable, achievable steps.
The workshop has been successfully implemented and adopted by 600 UK schools with measurably improved results.
To encourage children to take personal responsibility.
To boost individual motivation and ambition.
To give children clarity of direction allowing them to focus on achieving their goals.
To build self-belief and self-confidence.
To encourage positive action.
Creates a vision for future success.
Installs a positive attitude, leading to improved behaviour.
Provides skills for lifelong success.
Provides effective tools to create positive solutions.
Focuses on ‘what you want’ – not, ‘what you fear’.
Promotes personal growth.
Unleashes your students’ full potential.
The course was really well structured and allowed students to focus in on clear and simple techniques that they can take away and use in their A Level studies. The Goal Mapping session fitted well with the earlier Bridging the Gap session to provide some excellent ideas to students that they can use. The overall feeling from both students and the staff present was very positive. Rachel was excellent – well prepared, knowledgeable, with a relax, yet purposeful style – an excellent presenter. She was also able to hold the students’ attention for the whole session (no mean feat with 100 students for 4 hours!!).
The workshop was beneficial as a means of focusing the learners on their longer term goals. In general, the learners attending were those studying practical subjects, and typical comments are ‘It’s too early to think about what I might be doing in a few years’ time, I just want to be trained and get a job’. The workshop was therefore very useful to help them think a bit more about what they want to achieve and, importantly, their motivations. This kind of workshop therefore helps to raise aspirations and can improve an individual’s resilience and determination to achieve goals. Shenaz was a brilliant presenter. She engaged so well with the students and staff present, and worked very hard to enthuse and inspire. It was a challenging audience, and she managed them well, getting learners involved and engaged. The planning discussion we had before the session really helped too, we changed the layout and allocated staff to tables to be facilitators of activities – this worked really well. The first workshop delivered by the previous presenter (not Shenaz) suffered from not having this discussion beforehand, meaning that we weren’t as well prepared and weren’t able to best meet out learners’ needs.
Very good workshops, presenter (Natalie) interacted well with the pupils. The day went very well, thought the pupils took a lot from the day and hopefully remember a lot of the techniques used
We recently had Shenaz from Positively MAD come in to deliver a session called 'Goal Mapping' to our Year 12 students. We were delighted with the session and the students excitedly described it as "the best tutorial we've ever had". Shenaz did an amazing job at inspiring the students, engaging everyone in the room and making the session personal and relatable. The students learned techniques that will support them through their A-Level study and encourage them to aim high. We would recommend this workshop without reservation.
Excellent presenter, content engaging and interesting – students were very positive about the session.
Thanks for a great day Really appreciate you being so willing to help us out with such little notice Steve really fab entertaining 137 year 11 pupils for 3 hours!
I attended a workshop last night at my sons school, run by Vicki. Fabulously inspirational, I am truly inspired. I am a 36 year old mother of three and am just starting a college course myself after last studying 20 years ago, I will take on board everything i saw and learnt and will utilise it throughout my study’s and the rest of my life. Vicki was a breath of fresh air and her energy will stay with me for a very long time. A big Thank you Helen