The good goal setting guide

Location: London

Speakers: Carole Pound, Kate Swinburn, Susie Parr

Date: 3 November 2004 for 1 day

Course reference number: GOAL1104
Cost: £120

About the course

Goal setting is a critical part of a person’s journey through therapy and support services. Good goal setting underpins both a fulfilling life after stroke and best use of therapy and community resources. All stroke teams are familiar with the concept of person centred goals and getting the best out of services and resources. Yet how can we ensure goals are truly person centred when faced with everyday barriers such as the pressures of time and timing, and the realities of what’s on offer. Negotiating choice and taking an active role in decision making can be additionally difficult when there are differing perspectives on recovery and responsibility for change – how do we balance hope and reality?

This course will give you a chance to take a fresh look at the process of setting goals, to extend your thinking and to develop your practice.

What people have said about this course

“Very clinically relevant. It has helped me feel a lot more enthusiastic for changing our current practice”

“Fantastic day – very inspiring”

“Really informative, a new perspective on an old problem”

“Upbeat, interesting and captivating”

Who is the course for?

Stroke teams (including stroke service coordinators, PALS representatives, GPs, consultants, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counsellors, psychologists and nurses). People wanting to broaden user involvement issues to include users in service planning and delivery might consider the course ‘Making User Involvement a Reality’.

What will you get from attending the course?

  • An opportunity to understand goal setting from the perspective of people living with stroke and aphasia
  • A framework for listening to difficult stories and setting person centred goals
  • New techniques for listening when listening is hard
  • Making choices and goals more user friendly
  • A chance to develop and refine your personal toolkit for goal setting
  • Increased confidence in your goal setting skills

Other information

Times: 10.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 9.30am)

Refreshments and lunch provided


About the speakers and facilitators
We have a skilled team of researchers, practitioners and people living with stroke and aphasia who contribute to Connect training events. In addition we draw on the experiences and expertise of other practitioners who know what it takes to bring about practical change for complex issues. To find out more about the speakers click here.

How to apply for training events
To find out more about the individual courses and conferences click on the links in this section or contact Carole Cross.

Application form
To book on any of the courses, please click here for an application form.