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Set Your Goals And Take Action, 16 Feb

  1. 1. SET YOUR GOALS AND TAKE ACTION Elaine Estefan February 18, 2009
  2. 2. CONTENT <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>What’s an action plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need an action plan? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we write an action plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Guides to your Alianza Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>First steps </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction: <ul><li>Business Plan: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Vision </li></ul><ul><li>2. Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>3. Goals </li></ul><ul><li>4. Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>5. Action </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s an action plan? <ul><li>An action plan is a written summary of what you are going to accomplish in your business in a specified period of time </li></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><li>When </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why do we need an action plan? <ul><li>Develop and maintain a clear vision of what you are going to do and what outcomes you expect </li></ul><ul><li>A well-composed action plan will help you to organize your work effectively and </li></ul><ul><li>stay focused </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>An action plan </li></ul><ul><li>helps us to establish priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Then we can organize, plan, act, evaluate and correct those situations that affect our efficiency and competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>The analysis of the action plan lets us have accurate information in order to make future decisions </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>An action plan also …. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps with time management </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizes procrastination </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Another benefit of having an action plan… </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Burnout </li></ul><ul><li>Remember…external factors in themselves are not as important as your attitude, how you interpret these factors, and what actions you take in response </li></ul>
  9. 9. EXERCISE 1- “A crazy day without … objectives” <ul><li>Write a short story of a “crazy” day in the life of an imaginary director of one of the Centers (5 min.) </li></ul><ul><li>Share the story with the rest of the groups </li></ul><ul><li>What happened? Why? What can be done to avoid this kind of situation? </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to write an action plan <ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 1. Objectives <ul><li>Determine your objectives (what I want, what I expect, what I work for) </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify your objectives by making them measurable, clear, and concise </li></ul><ul><li>Determine and establish priorities </li></ul>
  12. 12. 2. Actions <ul><li>In order to achieve the objectives, what do I need to do and when am I going to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Compose a list of actions </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze them and group them by categories </li></ul><ul><li>Assign them a priority </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect them in a clear “to do” list </li></ul><ul><li>Establish deadlines </li></ul>
  13. 13. 3. Resources <ul><li>Specify the resources you will need </li></ul><ul><li>Determine who is responsible for each task </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what constraints/problems you may encounter </li></ul>
  14. 14. 4. Methodology <ul><li>Establish a schedule for revision </li></ul><ul><li>Compare advance against pre-established objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze deviations and plan/take corrective actions </li></ul><ul><li>Revise your action plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>anytime there is a significant change in the local market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>if there is an important change in the business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>if you obtain new, relevant information </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Guideline for your Alianza Action Plan <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Following the Academic Program </li></ul><ul><li>Following the Syllabi </li></ul>Administrative Logistic Publicity Web Site Cultural
  16. 16. EXERCISE 3: <ul><li>Individually, select one objective for your Alianza </li></ul><ul><li>Write it down (Is it concise, clear, measurable?). Now also write down: </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this a priority? </li></ul><ul><li>What actions will you take to accomplish it? Remember to include deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>What resources will you need? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you follow it up/evaluate your success? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your work with your group </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. THANK YOU!!! “ Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford
  18. 18. Bibliography <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>