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Do you set goals for yourself and your program at the start of every year or have New Year’s goals not really been your thing in the past? I know doing “New Year, New Goals” is a bit overdone but I feel like it’s a good chance to encourage ourselves to improve personally and professionally. If you aren’t sure where to start with your goals, I have five goals you can set to help improve your counseling program this year.

We’re about half way through the school year so it’s a great time to look at what we’ve done and where our program is. It’s also a great time to set some goals that will help us  better our school counseling program in the new year. I’m not talking huge, lofty goals, but smaller goals that will have a big impact on your program. I am sharing professional goals on scheduling, organization, data collection, advocating, and handling push back. I made each of these goals attainable so you can celebrate the wins when you achieve them and see the impact they have on your program.

Are you thinking you need help improving the areas I listed goals for? I have a simple solution for you! The Stress Free School Counseling Course covers scheduling, organization, data collection, advocating, and handling push back! The 5 module course is self-paced and is designed to help you make improvements to your school counseling program without the stress! What better time to start improving your program than at the start of a new year?

If you’re looking for additional, ongoing support, the IMPACT membership is here to help you easily deliver high-quality and engaging lessons across all three tiers! In the membership, you’ll have access to monthly curriculum plans, resources, video implementation guides, biweekly live support, the data tracking library, and more!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Start off 2023 by improving your counseling program without the stress with the Stress Free School Counseling Course 

  • Setting a scheduling goal to conduct a time audit to ensure you are using your time in the most beneficial ways

  • An easy organizational goal that will help improve your calendar

  • A data collection goal to collect data in a simple, easy way

  • What goal you can set to advocate for your role and how to use data to back you up

  • Why remembering your “Why” is so important to overcoming internal pushback

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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