Objectives

Critical to the action plan is a set of clearly stated objectives. When preparing objectives the coachee and the coach need to identify precisely what has to be done in order to reach a goal. These specific objectives then provide a focus for both the learning and the coaching.

A specific objective for a coaching session tells the coachee what they are aiming to achieve by the end of that session. A well-constructed objective is a statement consisting of three parts: performance, condition and criteria.

performance

    • What the coachee will be able to do.

condition

    • How they will be able to do it; where they will do it; what equipment they will use or the purpose of the performance.

criteria

    • How well the coachee will be able to do the task or any specific requirements that must be met.

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Develop your understanding of specific objectives by analysing the examples provided. 
Activity: Parts of objectives

If you were coaching a colleague to perform a task, could you write a suitable specific objective?
Activity: Writing objectives (Word Document 147KB)

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