By Whitney Marris, CTIPP's Director of Practice and System Transformation
What are SMARTIE goals?
The S stands for specific, which captures the who, what, where, when, why, and how for your proposed solution.
The M is for measurable, which invites you to consider how will you know when you have reached your goals.
The A stands for achievable, which encourages you to anchor yourself in a realistic sense of hope by asking yourself what is possible.
The R is for relevant, which asks the question: how does this goal address the real issue, including the stuff underneath the iceberg?
The T stands for time-bound, which asks you to consider by when the actions needed to achieve your goal has to happen.
The I is for inclusive, which presents an opportunity to consider how you can bring traditionally excluded individuals and groups into processes, activities, decisions and policy making in a way that shares power and honors lived experience.
And the E stands for equitable, which invites you to look at how your goal addresses systemic injustice, inequity, or oppression.