One of the keys to a well-run organization is a structured goal setting process. Managers can ensure employee buy-in with a process that involves the employees in setting annual goals. This is also an opportunity to create alignment between individual goals and organizational goals. Even in times of great uncertainty and change, goals are necessary to help us stay on track.

In this webinar, participants will:
Discover the benefits of engaging employees in goal setting.
Explore the use of SMART/SMARTI goals and stretch goals.
Consider adaptations needed in the goal setting process during times of great uncertainty.


Biography ~ Sue Erickson
Sue Erickson has been a librarian in higher education for nearly 20 years, working in a variety of areas such as assessment, cataloging, collection development, data services, media services, reference and research instruction, and special collections. She is currently the Director of Hofheimer Library at Virginia Wesleyan University and Chair of the Resource Sharing Committee of the VIVA library consortium. She has worked in library consortia for her entire career; as a result, inter-library collaboration is at the core of how she approaches her work. She is interested in leadership and staff development, as well as the evolution and resilience of higher education in these uncertain times. Sue is a champion for the liberal arts, for civil discourse and the library’s role in fostering it, and for diversity, equity and inclusion. She offers consulting services for academic libraries and other areas within higher education.