Change doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen without planning and effort. Goals are critical to success! To improve diversity, equity, and inclusion, we must be intentional in our efforts. 

You’ve likely heard of SMART goals, but with two more elements, you can make your goals both equitable and inclusive, too. Use our worksheet to help you craft SMARTIE goals! You can print it or use it as the fillable form.

What is it you want to achieve? Consider including the 5Ws: what, why, who, where, and when.

How will you know when you have achieved your goal? To be able to track progress and to measure the result of your goal, consider: how much or how many?

To keep you motivated toward attaining your goal, are there identifiable intermediate actions/milestones?

Variations: achievable, attainable, acceptable.

What results can realistically be achieved given your available resources, including people, knowledge, money, and time?

Variation: realistic

What is an appropriate deadline for achieving your goal? How will you track progress?

How will you include traditionally marginalized people into processes, activities, and decision making in a way that shares power?

How will you include an element of fairness or justice that seeks to address systemic injustice, inequity, or oppression?

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Meagan Pollock, PhD

Dr. Meagan Pollock envisions a world where personal and social circumstances are not obstacles to achieving potential, and where kindness, inclusivity, and conservation prevail.

An international speaker, teacher, engineer, and equity leader, her mission is to provide services, tools, and resources that inspire awareness and initiate action.

As an engineer turned educator, Meagan Pollock is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce.

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