Hot Goal Summer Kickoff - Weekly Accountability Meetup

Hosted by IxDF Chicago
May 23rd, 2024
6:00pm - 7:00pm (UTC -05:00)
Online,, Chicago, IL
16 IxDF Members (and some non-members) are attending
This is a free Local Group meet-up
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You don’t have to be a member to attend.
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Meet-Up Details

© Rachel Maher, 2024

Hello UX Friends,

We are kicking off a brand new 12 Week Year, running Thursdays from May 9th to Aug 1st. Join our slack channel to stay in the loop. Details below! You may join at any time.

Download Goal Tracker

I’ve created the above 12 week year template to help you stay on track. To use, simply enter your goals at the top left, add your tactics and map out your schedule using the checkboxes (can unmerge/edit as needed). Be sure to be realistic with your time!This group is an inclusive, come as you are, style casual weekly readout. We help each other unblock, give advice freely and learn new tactics weekly all while keeping our goals on track.

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 247 993 901 897
Passcode: sF7uSJ

Download Teams | Join on the web

Research shows you are seven times more likely to stick with your goals if you attend a weekly meeting with your peers. As always, this is a welcoming space meant to support you on your journey to achieving your goals.

Individual Report Out
• Results to goal
• Weekly execution score
• What’s working/struggles
• Group challenges, feedback, encouragement

See you then!

Meet-Up Discussion

If you plan on attending, please spend a bit of time establishing the goals you’d like to achieve in the next 7 weeks. I’ve created this goal tracker to help you stay on track and participate in the read outs. Join our slack channel to ask questions and stay in the loop.

Hi @Amy!! I was wondering how you can customize the number of checkboxes on your tracker?

Thank you!!

Hi Alia! You can unmerge the cells and delete or copy/paste to the days you want to work on your tactics. :)

Thank you! I felt like I was messing up the math for the progress! should one checkbox always account for 10%?

No—it depends on how many checkboxes you have for that tactic in total. It will automatically adjust the percentage. Some weeks may count for more/less and some tactics may have more/less.

I just noticed the score range in the score column is not pulling the full value for that row.

Change the score to =COUNTIF(G13:CL13, TRUE)/COUNTA(G13:CL13). I’ve updated it in the main form if you want to copy/paste into your working doc. If you copy/paste to the remaining score column cells it will update them. Thank you for catching that bug.

If you double click the score next to the tactic, you should see the full row (from G to CL columns) highlight.

Join the IxDF Chicago Chapter Slack, if you have not already for updates, announcement and resources.

Hello all! I am planning on attending this meet-up. This will be my first one.

I wanted to make sure my goals are appropriate for the purpose of the meeting. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and I just started learning about UX as a possible career shift. The goals I would have, at this point, are relative to learning. I would like to continue completing the courses on this site, attending more meet-ups, talking to anyone in the field who is open to providing insight, talking about other potentially valuable learning opportunities, etc.

I am looking forward to the meet-up, but also, let me know if this one isn’t geared toward a newbie like myself.

Thank you!

Hi Kristen, and welcome to our group! Every person’s goals will be unique to them. This isn’t a session about judging your goals, so no worries there. You may find the goal tracker useful to stay on track with your learning goal.

I definitely encourage you sign up for our other IxDF sessions, as well, that will offer more of a general Q&A format toward UX as you progress. This weekly session will be geared more towards goal accountability and achievement. Hope to see you there!

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