Goal Setting in Chess and Life

Tutorial 9.00 – 10.15 Sunday 6th December 2015

Tal-GraniteTal Granite (Canada / Israel)
Chess Institute of Canada
Chess World

Tal Granite is the creator of the Chess World curriculum used by Chess Institute of Canada. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and General Studies from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2003. In addition, he has been a member of The Israel Chess Federation Chess Instruction Committee and is a World Chess Federation (FIDE) certified International Chess Instructor.


The ability to set, pursue and achieve clear, defined goals is one of the best indicators for future success in life. By teaching children and youth how to define, set and pursue personal goals, they are enabled to grow into creative, curious, independent and tolerant adults, who contribute to society and to the world they live in. Chess is an excellent ground for teaching children how to pursue their own life goals from a very early age.

In this interactive tutorial Tal will demonstrate how these concepts can be conveyed directly, through a curriculum program which is now used in Canadian schools. The program incorporates group collaboration, guided imagery and creativity building assignments, while focusing on concepts such as teamwork, responsibility and integrity, along with independent thinking, decision making and conflict resolution.