Goal-setting for your students


Are you dealing with high drop out rates? Are your students underperforming? Do you realise your students are drifting through life without a sense of direction? It sounds like you need a scalable solution: goal-setting! We understand that you may be low on time and resources to tackle these issues on your own. Let us help take the load off and support you along the way!

How it works

Our goal-setting programme has several parts which participants will complete. Each part of the goal-setting programme is specifically designed to help participants make the most out of the programme. The four parts are:

Personality questionnaires

The personality questionnaires measure several personality constructs aimed at giving participants insights to their personal characteriscts. These questionnaires are taken by participants throughtout the year. This helps us and our clients keep track and measure the impact of the goal-setting programme on participants.

Goal-setting interventions

The goal-setting intervention consists of several parts. Each part helps participants take charge of what they want in their lives. In the first part of the intervention partparticipants write about one thing they would like to do better, things they would like to learn about, and habits they would like to improve. In the second part of the goal-setting intervention participants define a main goal, sub-goals and to rank these goals according to priority. After that, they are asked to analyse these goals in-depth. The video describes how this intervention helps participants discover the goals in their lives.

Public commitment

The third part of the goal-setting programme represents the public commitment part of the programme. It is an optional addition to the programme that is not necessarily required. At RSM we call this the IWILL movement. The I WILL statement reflects the spirit of RSM’s diverse community of students, researchers, staff, professors, and alumni. More than 10.000 people have created their IWILL statement and committed to their goals in public. We help our partners to set-up a similar movement at their institutions. Click here to find out more about IWILL at RSM.

Goal diaries

The goal diaries measure what participants do on on regular intervals to help achieve the goals that they have set. They are meant to illustrate students’ progress in achieving their goals, and are quick and short questionnaires.

How we help implement this at your institution

There are five phases; you’ll get information and support at every stage.

  1. Gain support within the organisation
  2. Preparation
  3. The goal-setting programme
  4. Completion
  5. Evaluation, follow-up and next steps.

Return on investment

What does it cost? It depends how many students you have, how many operational services we supply to you, and how many languages you need. It can be as little as € 75 per student, and we currently offer the goal-setting programme in English and in Dutch.