OKR FOUNDATIONS CURRICULUM

Live Online Training

Our certification program OKR Foundations Curriculum -
Foundational knowledge and application

Changing the way you work with goals through OKRs has the potential to create new ways of working that increase focus, strengthen alignment, and create faster learning cycles throughout the organization.

This is where the OKR Foundations comes into play.

OKR Foundations Curriculum is for

  • Product Managers, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches and other change agents in the organization who (want to) use OKRs and learn more about how to drive ongoing change with OKRs and integrate them into daily business

  • Executives, people managers or organizational developers who would like to learn more about Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and take away new impulses for further development of focus, value creation and autonomy into their organizations

  • All people new to Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) wishing to learn how to design an individual way of working with them based on what they are trying to achieve

Join us for this exclusive live and interactive online experience to

  • Understand Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) as a holistic concept with its challenges and benefits and what can be different with OKRs
  • Reflect on your own team or organization and understand what can be different with OKRs in terms of focus, value-creation or autonomy
  • Gain practical experience on how to define Objectives and Key Results
  • Understand the OKR alignment process, the iterative OKR Cycle and all its elements
  • Create ideas on how to integrate OKR practices into your daily business
  • Understand the difference between Output and Outcome OKRs and why it matters for your organization
  • Learn about different OKR System designs and how to shape your individual way of working with OKRs
  • Understand the various roles and responsibilities within an OKR process
  • Share and learn with fellow OKR practitioners and create a strong foundation for your next steps with OKRs

Training Content

You will journey through 8 live interactive modules plus 1 live reflect and Q&A session at the end of the program to connect the dots:

OKR at the Center Academy OKR Foundations Curriculum

Focus: Understanding OKRs as a concept, with its elements, challenges and benefits and introduction to OKR System Design

  1. Introduction and OKR Basics
  2. OKR Definition
  3. OKR Alignment
  4. The iterative OKR Cycle - Part 1 (Check-In, Reflection)
  5. The iterative OKR Cycle - Part 2 (Business Integration)
  6. Output vs. Outcome OKRs
  7. OKR Implementation and OKR System Design (foundation)
  8. Roles & responsibilities (foundation)

Plus: 1 live reflect and Q&A session at the end of the 4-weeks program

Training approach

APPLICATION IS KEY

  • We believe a broad and complex subject like OKRs is best taught through a modular, practical approach – so you can learn step by step and implement it right away.
  • Therefore, our trainings are stretched out over 4 weeks, giving you enough time in between the modules to digest the content, experiment in your context and reflect to make sure that you take away more than just theoretical knowledge.

LIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Each module is short, focused and interactive to make the most out of the live experience and complemented by additional materials, preparation, reflection exercises and more.
  • Each module lasts 90 minutes and follows the “Training from the back of the room” approach to maximise your learning outcome

DEEPEN YOUR LEARNINGS

  • Every program also contains a reflect and Q&A session at the end of the 4 weeks to connect the dots
  • This foundation course is offered in the compact format, in which we combine two modules in each session to create a strong foundation for your next steps in 5 sessions.
  • After the OATC Foundations, you can continue your learning journey with our OKR Coach and OKR Process Owner programs. Check out our other offers and contact us to get a bundle discount!

Community

After the training, we want you to profit from an international community for your future endeavours.

During your training you will be introduced to our vibrant (and free) OKR practitioner community sharing and learning from each other on Slack, in monthly remote meetups and open spaces.

We believe in the power of sharing so the broad OATC community is free and open for everyone! Additionally we do also have designated forums for OKR Coaches and OKR Process Owners.

Organizational

Online session times

  • 2 live sessions per week
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Reflect & Q&A session in the end
  • for details see below

Prerequisites

  • This training will take place virtually / remote and we will use Zoom (video), Miro (collaboration) and Slack for communication before, during and after the training.
  • All login details will be shared with the participants before the training, no licenses required.
  • Prerequisites: stable internet connection, webcam, headset

​What you will receive as well

  • Templates to drive ongoing change in your organization
  • Many real-life examples, case studies and mutual exchange with other participants
  • Workbooks Slide deck and links to all collaboration boards
  • Certificate of attendance for the “OKRs AT THE CENTER - OKR Foundations" enabling you to continue your learning journey with the OKR Coach / Process Owner Certification

Join us for the live online training to understand OKRs
and leverage their potential by adopting them
in an intentional way for your company

​Ticket Options

The tickets below are for the OATC - OKR Foundation trainings only.

If you are interested to sign up for the Foundations and the OKR Coach and / or Process Owner programs, please write u an email at hello@okrs-at-the-center.com for a discounted bundle offer.

We do also offer the progams inhouse, just contact us for more information.

Your facilitators

We want to give you the opportunity to learn from trainers with extensive practical knowledge and profit from different perspectives.

To enhance the learning experience with different perspectives, several guest facilitators from our international network will bring their specific knowledge into the OKR Coach and OKR Process Owner curriculum as well for you to enjoy and learn from in various modules.

This OKR Foundations Curriculum will be facilitated by Natalija Hellesoe.

OKR at the Center Academy OKR Coach Curriculum Facilitator Natalija Hellesoe

Natalija has been working within People Development and Transformation since 2010 before starting her own business offering an entire ecosystem of training and coaching focusing on Leadership & Responsibility, Objectives & Key Results and Agile HR & Learning.

In 2020, she published the practical book “OKRs at the center: How to drive change with goals and create the organization you want” together with Sonja Mewes via Sense & Respond Press. As the founder of okrs-at-the-center.com, she strives to create a collaborative platform, in which OKR practitioners inside and outside of companies can explore the possibilities of developing organizations with OKRs at the heart of their transformation.

OKR Foundations - Live Online Training - 09th Sep - 07th Oct (EU-time)

  • Start date 09.09.2021
  • Live sessions: Every Thursday (16./23./30.09., 07.10.)
  • Timeslot: 09.00 am – 12.00 pm CET, except for 09.09.2021: 9.00 – 10.30am CET
  • Language: English
  • Reflect & Q&A session: 07.10.2010

OKR Foundations - Live Online Training - 22nd Sep - 06th Oct (US-time)

  • Start date 22.09.2021
  • Live sessions: Every Wednesday and Friday (24./29.09., 01./06.10.)
  • Timeslot: 03.00 – 06.00 pm CEST, except for 22.09.2021: 3.00 – 04.30 pm CEST
  • Language: English
  • Reflect & Q&A session: 06.10.2010

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What others are saying about our services ...

DETLEV KLUGE

Agile Coach

BAUER MEDIA GROUP

Value for our organization

An OKR implementation does not work with a one-size-fits-all approach. Thanks to Sonja we now have a customized OKR System that we can continuously improve based on our needs. Especially showing us our maturity around the definition of Objectives and Key Results helped us to tremendously increase the value our OKR Systems bring to our organization.

CHRISTOPH SMAK

Agile organizational developer EOS

Tremendous practical experience

We got introduced to OKRs in an international company. To actually understand the concept, we decided to organize a 2-day workshop for our Agile Coaches. And that was well worth it. that Sonja and Natalija do not only have textbook knowledge about OKRs, but tremendous practical experience. You could feel that in every comment made - that was really impressive. We as Agile Coaches left the two days full of inspiration. Now we will start to form a team around a shared goal. 

SUSANNE KAHLE

Managing Partner 

readycheck Consulting

Great dynamic with the group

Very focused and goal-oriented coaches with lots of "real-life" experience, great dynamic with the group and they allow enough space for individual questions!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to pay by invoice?

Yes, that is possible. Please write an email to
hello@okrs-at-the-center.com to request that.

Is it possible to get a refund for the training?

Yes, refunds are possible until 7 days prior to the training in case you cannot participate. After that refunds are no longer available.

Will the training definitely happen?

Due to the possibility to refund your ticket up to 7 days before the training, the training can only be confirmed by then. In case less than 4 participants have signed up for the training, it would be cancelled. If that happens, we will find individual solutions with new dates or other formats that suit your needs and reach out to you directly to discuss options.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?

Yes, you can transfer the ticket to another person within your company. Please inform us via Email at hello@okrs-at-the-center.com before doing that. The remote consulting offer will then also be transferred to the person actually participating in the workshop.

OKRs AT THE CENTER Academy

The OKRs AT THE CENTER Academy offers learning and development programs that support organizations on their journey towards increased focus, autonomy and value-creation through OKRs. The programs focus on improving OKR knowledge and practical application in their company as well as building internal competencies and roles to successfully work with OKRs.

The OATC Academy offers open and customized trainings and certifications in English and German for “OKR Foundations”, “OKR Coach” and “OKR Process Owner” roles and surrounding topics.

Learn more about the OATC Academy

More about our programs

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Why this training?

These days, we often hear people talk about “transformation” at their companies. But how can you actually get moving and create good and sustainable momentum for ongoing changes in your organization?

Goals are embedded in the organizational system - they live at the center of everything you do. Therefore, changing the way you work with goals through concepts like OKRs has the potential to inspire new ways of working in the whole organization. Higher focus, alignment, transparency, and measurability for all employees at every level are often the first realized benefits. Higher value-creation, self-responsibility and becoming a learning organization are other potentials that can be unlocked through OKRs.

Yet many companies working with OKRs fall short of their expectation because there is no one way to work with them. Differently designed OKR Systems can lead to a variety of benefits,one cycle at a time, based on your starting point and what kind of organization you want to create in the future!

This training builds on the foundation to understand OKRs as a concept and leverage their potential for organizational development by supporting your teams to use OKRs in an intentional way and make the most of it!

Join us for the live online training to understand OKRs
and leverage their potential by adopting them
in an intentional way for your company

About your facilitator

Trainer & Coach

Natalija Hellesoe

Natalija is a trainer, coach and chance-taker. She is keen on exploring new ways of working, living and learning and always striving to inspire people to redefine what is possible.

Natalija has been working within People Development and Transformation teams since 2010 before starting her own business. Her work is shaped by living in and working with many different countries, cultures, and customers. She supports companies wanting to increase focus, autonomy, and value creation. She offers an entire ecosystem of training and coaching, focusing on Leadership & Responsibility, (Remote) Collaboration and Learning.


Natalija works with organizations at different stages of their OKR journey—from first "Know-how" workshops to OKR Practitioner coaching and organizational development.

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