Goals that create alignment, ownership & results!

Fire up your system for setting and achieving the top priority goals where you lead.

Aligning organizational, departmental, team, and individual goals with key strategic priorities - and engaging employees and leaders in setting and achieving goals - can be the powerful engine a healthcare organization needs for improving every aspect of the organization – finance, growth, quality/safety, patient satisfaction, and employee engagement.

Most organizations have a defined strategic planning cycle and a budget cycle but miss out on the benefits of creating alignment and ownership for achieving strategies via the incorporation of a goal cycle.

While the concept of setting goals may seem like a simple one, there are many evidence-based and high-performance work practices that are available to make setting and achieving goals a robust part of your organization’s leadership framework and a systematic cadence of improvement activities. Setting and achieving goals is grounded in the concepts and activities of continual improvement.

In this course, you will learn the tactics for developing and implementing a robust goal cycle for an entire organization . . . yet would also be valuable for you if you desire a goal cycle for leading your specific division/department(s) within a larger organization.

TARGET AUDIENCE: A healthcare organization leader, usually in a senior leadership position, who is leading the organization's development or improvement of its goal cycle.

FORMAT: eLearning - with Coaching/Consulting Support

This course is designed in a way that can be "self-paced." The estimated eLearning time commitments are outlined below. In follow up to the learning, additional time (which will vary per participant) will be required to apply the learning to plan for, and implement, your new or improved goal cycle. The course outlines the steps for doing so and provides a comprehensive set of resources & examples that you can customize for your organization's use.

Through this course, you'll progress through 5 Levels of eLearning, broken down into 31 "missions"

Level 1 - Getting Started/Assessment - 5 Missions - 1.5-2.0 Hours

Level 2 - Goal Cycle Foundations - 9 Missions - 1.5-2.0 Hours

Level 3 - Organization-Level Goal Cycle Activities - 9 Missions - 2.0-3.25 Hours

Level 4 - Department-Level Goal Cycle Activities - 4 Missions - 1.0-1.25 Hours

Level 5 - Re-Assess and Wrap Up -4 Missions - 0.25-0.5 Hours

PERSONALIZED COACHING/CONSULTING: To supplement this eLearning experience, personalized coaching and consulting is provided in three ways. 1) A "1:1 Coaching" feature built within CapstoneEDU allows for private communications between you and the course faculty; 2) three one hour personal 1:1 coaching/consultation phone or video calls; and 3) a "MyCommunity" feature within CapstoneEDU allows for group interactions between you, course faculty, and other enrollees in the course.

These personalized coaching and consulting services can assist you with goal development/review, goal cycle evaluation, and development/strengthening of your organization-specific goal cycle. If you have questions or require more information about the scope and process for eCoaching/eConsulting available in this course, contact Capstone Leadership Solutions at: //www.capstoneleadership.net/contact-us/

CapstoneEDU Goal Cycle Course Pricing: $5,000 one-time fee per enrollee (NOTE: Since a small "project team" may be designated in your organization to lead the development/improvement of a goal cycle, the "enrollee" can grant access to up to 2 additional team members from the same organization to have access to the course via CapstoneEDU and these team members may participate in schedule coaching calls).

If you'd like to create a payment plan, be invoiced for the course fees, or have questions about payment terms, please contact Capstone via //www.capstoneleadership.net/contact-us/

Nursing Contact Hours: Attendee must attend the full presentations and pass the test to receive the Capstone Leadership Training completion certificate. Contact hours are awarded upon completion of the course. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing: Provider #16063. Approved for 6.0 Contact Hours.

Jane McLeod, RN, MSN, and Sue Tetzlaff, RN, RHIA, MHA, FACHE, are the co-founders & principals of Capstone Leadership Solutions, a firm specializing in assisting healthcare leaders and their teams achieve extraordinary results (even award-winning!) while reconnecting to pride, purpose, and joy. Together they co-authored the book, The Employee Experience: A Capstone Guide to Peak Performance.

For more than a decade, Capstone’s experienced nurse strategists and coaches have assisted dozens of healthcare organizations to make vast improvements in patient care and workplace culture.

As healthcare transformation experts at Capstone Leadership Solutions, Inc. and the creators of The Framework for Achieving Great Results© and ASCEND™, we are excited to make these JUST START Solutions available – along with a proven 5-Step-Plan - in keeping with our company’s mission to inspire and equip healthcare organizations for positive change.



Quest Curriculum

  • 5 Levels
  • Coaching By Capstone
  • Community Support
  • Level 01

    Getting Started

    As you get started, you'll meet your new mentor, get connected with others in the course, and check in on your motivation, mindset, and the "current state" of your goal cycle efforts. An orientation overview video is also included in this level so you can get some quick wins (..."Just Start!")

  • Level 02

    Goal Cycle Foundations

    Whether your goal activities will be organization-wide or department-specific, these 9 missions will create a comprehensive foundation for a creating, or strengthening, your goal cycle.

  • Level 03

    Organization-Level Goal Activity

    Coordination and oversight is required to create a results-producing organization-wide goal cycle that is in alignment with your organization's top strategies. These 9 missions (which also includes linked to 2 BONUS strategic planning webinars), will map out these top level goal cycle activities.

  • Level 04

    Department-Level Goal Activity

    Setting and achieving goals at the "local level" (e.g., department, work unit, service line) in alignment with the organization's key strategic priorities provides unique contributions to the organization's success. These 4 missions map out these local level goal cycle activities.

  • Level 05

    Wrapping Up

    After learning how to evaluate/improve your goal cycle over time, you'll wrap up by testing your knowledge, evaluating the course, and downloading your completion (CEU) certificate.

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Success Stories

  • Michelle F., Hospital CEO

    Now able to achieve key goals!

    "This system allowed us to work toward meeting three key goals that we had as an organization - increase staff engagement, increase patient satisfaction, and increase quality scores."

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