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Monthly Professional Goal Planner

As therapists, we know the value of a goal. We write them every day. We analyze progression and develop strategies for obtaining goals. We focus on making goals measurable and obtainable.

Many therapists create annual goals for themselves as part of professional development. This may be a requirement for work or it may be a means for obtaining professional development units in order to maintain licensure. 

The printable monthly professional goal planner below is a tool for therapists to foster professional development.

Monthly Professional Goal Planner printable sheets for occupational therapists

Monthly Professional Goal Planner

When we work toward a goal, we decide how to make small advances. This is true in meeting goals of any kind. Big goals need to be broken down into steps. A long term goal can be achieved through short-term pieces.

Making goals provides a focus to our professional development. Making goals provides a sense of commitment that allows us to achieve. A focus on commitment can foster increased accomplishments in our success.

It's been determined that you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis.

That’s why we’ve created these monthly professional development goal worksheets. They are a tool for developing as a professional and making small advances on those professional goals by breaking big annual goals into smaller chunks.

The monthly professional development sheets are perfect for making goals and analyzing how we’ve worked toward meeting those goals.

Use the sheets to strategize professional development, make notes, jot down ideas, and to itemize how those goals will advance.

It’s been shown that goals which are shared with others are more likely to be achieved. In fact, one study found that goals shared with others are more than 70%  more likely to be achieved compared 35% of those who did not share their goals with others. And sharing progression on goals as well as how we’re working on meeting those goals improves the likelihood of meeting those goals even more. Sharing goals and progress holds us accountable.

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Connection and Collaboration on Goals with Other Occupational Therapists

The OT Toolbox Community is a place to do just that. Use the monthly professional development goal worksheets and share them within the community. Snap a picture and upload it into a blog post or comment thread. Support other therapists on their goals. Share advice on how others can achieve their goals. Ask for support in reaching your goals. Reach out to other therapists who are working toward similar goals. 

These are all ways that the quilt of your professional development becomes more rich and textured. The layers of development that can occur with simply writing down goals and how they can be met and then conversing with other professionals is vast. 

The OT Toolbox Community is a space to connect and collaborate with other occupational therapists on goals and focused intentions, promoting development of self.

The OT Toolbox Community is now open and we are excited to have you join us! 

Monthly Professional Goal Planner printable sheets for occupational therapists