To wrap up each activity by having the participants share their learning and takeaways from the session or programme.
In doing so, it will also help the participants become aware of and reflect upon: their personal learning from each activity, select and share the importance of the workshop or session, pay attention to the other participants and close the session.
By comparing the reflections and learning of each participant to the goals agreed in “Group Contract”. It is possible to check whether the commitment made in the Group at the beginning of the session or programme, can create awareness of their personal investment in the programme as well as their investment in their group member and facilitator; creating a sense of belonging to the group.
Through the sharing of learning with other participants, this activity sets out to enhance active listening and communication skills.
To motivate and help the participants take action in reaching their goals by formulating a plan of action based on the learning and knowledge of strengths, values, skills, role models/ supporting persons etc. gained throughout the programme. This way of anchoring one’s goals motivates and enables the participants to focus on their resources and ability to reach it in their everyday life.
To teach the participants how to set a goal (short, medium and long-term) in a clear, concrete, realistic and evaluatable way. Being able to set motivational goals will enable the participant to reach a goal in any of the different areas in life he/she may have.
The goal setting activities work as a follow-up activity for each activity in the ‘Self-knowledge’, ‘World-Knowledge’ or ‘Transitional Skill’ dimensions’.
If they have not already completed any activities in the program and you want to use this activity right away, then you can ask them to choose a goal in order to do the exercise and then go through the SMARTE model afterwards.