Employee Learning Goals: From Failure to Breakthrough Success with Glenn Hughes & Darin Blonski

  • 17 May 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville, CA

Meeting Resources

If SMART goal are supposed to work, why aren't they working?

We’ve gotten good at setting goals. The SMART goal framework is documented in more than 400 books, taught in countless workshops, and used by organizations around the world.

But then what? Goal-setting is popular, but it's not working.

  • Half of American workers are unclear about what they are supposed to do at work (Harter & Wagner, 2006).
  • 78 percent of employees are dissatisfied with the performance review process (Taleo Research, 2009).

Most goals fail the SMART criteria – badly.

So, in May's meeting you'll receive tools you can use in your work:

  • We'll introduce the “SMARTometer” – the first tool for measuring the effectiveness of goals. You can it to analyze your own goals.
  • You'll discover the secrets for writing breakthrough SMART goals that create alignment between managers and employees, producing remarkable results.

FREE COACHING? Yes, attendees will receive one free post-workshop coaching session via email to refine your SMART goals.


Glenn Hughes and Daren Blonski are avid social media users and maintain multiple blogs and websites. Daren works with numerous learning and development professionals in the Bay Area and is a former Mt. Diablo ASTD VP of Marketing.

Glenn Hughes PicGlenn Hughes – Director of Learning and Performance Improvement for KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading supplier of capital equipment to semiconductor companies like Intel, Samsung, and Toshiba. In 2008, TRAINING magazine inducted KLA-Tencor’s learning organization into the “Training Top 10 Hall of Fame.” Glenn holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. After stints in KLA Instrument’s manufacturing and field service organizations, he moved to Asia, where he managed multi-million dollar operations in China, Singapore, and Japan for nearly 10 years. Glenn will be speaking at ASTD 2011 and ISPI 2011.

Daren Blonski PicDaren Blonski - An entrepreneur first and a consultant, facilitator, and process consultant second. Daren knows how to bring to life the connections between theory and the day-to-day operational challenges organizations face. His engaging, warm, matter-of-fact approach helps his client sort through the complexities of the organizational experience. He has built two boutique consulting firms in his consulting tenure, operated a $20 million - dollar business with 50 employees, and consulted to global Fortune 500 corporations. Daren holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Development and currently teaches in the in the Organizational Development Master’s Degree Program at Sonoma State University.

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