Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Varsity Huddle - SMART Goals and EDGE Training

Varsity Huddle – SMART Goals and EDGE Training


  • Specific is the who, where, what and why of the SMART process.
  • Measureable – if you can’t measure it, you will not be able to manage it.
  • Goals need to be attainable.  Don’t put goals out there that are too lofty.  Remember, Scouts are usually teenagers.  Help them make goals that they can obtain.  Not obtaining goals on occasion is OK.  Setting goals that you can’t EVER obtain is a mental beat down.
  • Can it be achieved with the resources available and within the time allowed?  If not, then the goal is irrelevant to the goals success.
  • Putting a goal into a time format holds people accountable for the goals they create.  If you don’t know when things are supposed to be done, they will never get done. 
  • Some add another R to SMART to make it SMARTER.  The last R stands for reevaluate. 

DISCUSSION - How do you get Varsity Scouts and Aaronic Priesthood holders to use this goal setting process?

Smart Goals

S - Specific
M - Measureable
A - Attainable
R - Relevant
T – Time-based


EDGE Training

E - Explain
D- Demonstrate
G - Guide
E - Enable


EDGE Training (also called Trainer’s EDGE) – Want to be a good leader?

  • Explain what you want to be done.
  • Demonstrate it so they know what they are going to be doing.
  • Guide them.  Don’t do it for them.  Offer hints but don’t do it for them.
  • Enable them by having them teach it to someone else.

DISCUSSION – Do you have Young Men who’s parents do everything for them?  What do they miss by having everything done for them?

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