Goal-Focused Communication (GFC) Details

Student learning improves and students become more cooperative when they believe school is relevant to their own personal goals.

The Goal-Focused Communication Program

  • Equips educators with strategies that make the classroom relevant to students so that they are personally invested in their school success
  • Equips the educator to enable students to clarify their personal, school, and classroom goals
  • Shows educators how to move the locus of responsibility for achievement onto the student
  • Goal-Focused students are engaged learners

Educators Who Benefit From GFC

  • Teachers (all disciplines)
  • Classroom/lab assistants and aides
  • Principals and other administrators
  • Other school leaders (formal and informal)
  • Counselors and other support staff

The GFC Program

Student learning improves and students become more cooperative when they believe school is relevant to their own personal goals.

The Goal-Focused Communication Program

  • Equips educators with strategies that make the classroom relevant to students so that they are personally invested in their school success.
  • Equips the educator to enable students to clarify their personal, school, and classroom goals.
  • Shows educators how to move the locus of responsibility for achievement onto the student.

Goal-Focused students are engaged learners.

GFC Program Outcomes

Completion of the GFC program results in the following outcomes.

Immediate Outcomes

  • A productive relationship is created between the student and the Educator.
  • The relevance of the school and the classroom to the student’s personal career goals is established.
  • The locus of responsibility for learning is moved from the Educator to the student.

Future Outcomes

Students focus on achievement by:

  • Focusing on personal career, school, and classroom goals
  • Identifying relevance for their own learning
  • Taking responsibility for their own learning
  • Employing a sound protocol for achieving goals, solving problems, and learning new things

How the Outcomes are Achieved

As a result of completing the GFC program, Educators learn the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the program’s outcomes by engaging in the three following activities.

  • Educator conducts a Basic GFC conversation at the career, school and/or classroom level
  • Educator conducts a Complete GFC conversation at the career, school, and/or classroom level
  • Educator plans and implements a GFC application in his/her own educational environment (classroom, counseling session, school, after school activity, etc.)

Structure of the Program’s Content

The GFC program is divided into four discrete Units.

  • Unit 1     Introduction to the GFC program
  • Unit 2     Basic Goal-Focused Communication
  • Unit 3     Complete Goal-Focused Communication
  • Unit 4     GFC Applications

How the Program Operates

The Metis Goal-Focused Communication program is delivered in a number of ways.  Prime among them are:

  • Presenter version – Metis fellow directly instructs and guides Educators through the four Units on site
  • Blended Learning version – Metis prepares site-based Mentors who facilitate Metis on-line Units and face-to-face guided practice.

Metis also designs variants of these two delivery methods to accommodate the needs of schools, districts, academies, and programs.  For assistance in designing a program that meets your needs, contact Metis Leadership Group.