OKR COACH CURRICULUM
Live Online training with self-study, coaching and more
Learn how to support teams to get the best value out of working OKRs
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. To get the most out of OKRs, dedicated OKR Coaches are the best way to sustainably improve your OKR System and support teams along the way to get the most out of working with OKRs.
Join us for the updated hands-on OKR Coach Curriculum to build internal competencies and take your OKR implementation to the next level!
The OKRs AT THE CENTER OKR Coach Curriculum offers you all you need to really master OKR Coaching in 1 package
(1) Solid OKR foundation including an introduction to OKRs as part of the organizational system, OKR implementation and much more filled with input, exercises and ready-to use templates
(2) In-depth, interactive live training to build the relevant OKR Coach competencies to support teams on their OKR journey
(3) Individual and group coaching to support your transfer to your organizational context, guide you on your next steps, answer your questions and follow-up on your personal action plan
(4) Learning by doing OKRs and be inspired for your future practice: As part of the Curriculum you will complete a full OKR cycle
90-day hands-on OKR Coach Curriculum
OKR Coach Certification is for
- OKR practitioners who would like to enrich their OKR knowledge with a systemic perspective and tools to better support their peers in the OKR process
- 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 intentionally design the OKR System for teams
- All people in organizations (relatively) new to OKRs wishing to learn more about tools to support teams in the process
Join us for this exclusive, interactive online experience to
Understand the OKR Coach role, its challenges and benefits
Practice helpful facilitation techniques for OKR Definition, OKR Check In and OKR Reflection formats
Understand the change aspects of working with OKRs and practice tools to successfully facilitate the journey in your teams
Deepen your practice to define Key Results and learn about leading and lagging indicators
Understand how to connect OKRs to frameworks like Scrum and Kanban and existing processes like roadmaps in the teams working with OKRs
Understand how to find the right OKRs for a team, connect OKRs to actual problems and strategic focus topics
Learn about the Responsibility process, how it can enhance your OKR practice and discuss challenges around taking responsibility
Learn how to individually design the OKR System for each team and discuss case studies and own examples
Share and learn with fellow OKR practitioners and create a strong foundation for your next steps with OKRs in an OKR Coach role
Bonus (1): As part of the Curriculum you will complete a full OKR cycle with OKR Definition, discussion and improvement of OKR Sets, regular OKR Check-Ins to view your progress and adjust your next steps, an (OKR) Reflection at the end of your 3-month OKR cycle and follow-up actions
Bonus (2): Every participant will engage in an 1 hour individual coaching call with Natalija Hellesoe for your individual questions, next steps and successful implementation
Bonus (3): 3 interactive group Coaching Calls and Q/A sessions (90 mins) to connect the dots
Bonus (4): A 120 minutes session for (OKR) Reflection, final questions and your individual OKR Coach roadmap will complete the 90-day program
OKR Coach Curriculum - Live session timeline
Live Training Content
You will journey through 6 modules over a course of 6 weeks to build the foundation for core OKR Coach competencies:
Focus: Supporting teams in the OKR process
OKR Coach introduction, Recap OKR Foundations, OKR Roles & Responsibilities, your individual OKR Cycle
OKR Business Integration (Linking OKRs to actual business problems, process integration)
OKR Bootcamp: How to find and define the “right” OKRs (OKR Frame, Objective definition, leading vs. lagging indicators)
OKR Event Facilitation (OKR Definition, OKR Check-In, OKR Reflection and more)
OKR Mindset: Change (Group dynamic, dealing with resistance and more ) and Responsibility
Individual Approach: OKR System Design for teams, Challenges, good practices
Next exclusive cohort with only 12 participants - October & November 2023:
Modules every Tuesday 3-6 p.m. (CET)
> Oct 9/16/23
> Nov 6/13/20
APPLICATION IS KEY
- We believe a broad and complex subject like OKR Coaching is best taught through a modular, practical approach – so you can learn step by step and implement it right away.
- Therefore, our Curriculum is stretched out over 90 days, 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.
- To become a certified OKR Coach , you will need to complete your assignment – your individual OKR application roadmap at the end of the program.
- Each content 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 180 minutes and follows the “Training from the back of the room” approach to maximize your learning outcome.
- Each group coaching session lasts 90 minutes and is a mix of OKR Check-in practices, Q&As and peer coaching.
DEEPEN YOUR LEARNINGS
- You will have life-long access to the OKR Foundation self-study training and all the bonus materials.
- Bring your questions and current challenges to the 3 group Coaching Calls to connect the dots.
- Secure the transfer to your context with the individual Coaching Call with Natalija Hellesoe for your individual questions, next steps and successful implementation.
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.
- 3 hours Self-Study Online Training for shared OKR Foundations (with video material, reflection and application exercises)
- 18 hours of live in-depth practical training in focused and interactive 3 hour modules to make the most out of the live experience
- Learn from trainers with extensive practical knowledge and profit from different perspectives with guest facilitators from our international network
- Many real-life examples, case studies and mutual exchange with other participants from different backgrounds
- 3 live group Coaching Calls and Q/A sessions to connect the dots and support your practical application
- 1 individual coaching session with Natalija
- Additional (OKR) Reflection session to complete the 90-day program
What you will get as well
- Introduction to our vibrant (and free) OKR practitioner community sharing and learning from each other on Slack, in monthly remote meetups, designated forums for OKR Coaches and Process Owners and Open Space events.
- Continue your learning journey within and beyond the course with workbooks, slide decks, links to all collaboration boards and extensive additional materials.
- Ready to use Templates and checklists to drive ongoing change in your organization.
- OKR Coach Certification after completion of the practical assignment.
Join us for this training to build competencies
to support teams in their processes and
make the most out of OKRs!
Ticket Options (all-inclusive)
> Early bird (valid until 09.09.2023): 2.295 EUR
> Regular: 2.495 EUR
Ask us directly for 3 for 2 group ticket options and more!
We do also offer the program (customized) inhouse, just contact us for more information.
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 Coach Curriculum will be mainly facilitated by 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.
The guests from our international network:
For each cohort, 1-2 guest facilitators from our international network will join us to share their knowledge and discuss OKRs with you.
In the last cohort, for example, my much appreciated Cansel Sörgens joined us in the second content module to share her extensive experience on how to integrate OKRs with frameworks like Scrum and Kanban.
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What others are saying about our services ...
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.
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.
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!
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The offer to schedule a 45 minute call for individual remote consulting after your training is valid for 8 weeks. After that, the offer will expire without any financial compensation.
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.
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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!