OKR Professional Certification
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Learn to Develop OKRs
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This six-session live online course trains participants on setting and working with Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). OKR Professionals are certified in accordance with standards set by Balanced Scorecard Institute in association with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and developed through decades of knowledge and experience in Performance Management and Objective Setting best practices.

OKR Professional

OKR Professional Certification LIVE ONLINE

This six-session live online course trains participants on setting and working with Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). OKR Professionals are certified in accordance with standards set by Balanced Scorecard Institute in association with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and developed through decades of knowledge and experience in Performance Management and Objective Setting best practices.

 

Schedule and Registration

View all of our upcoming OKR courses

 


Program Overview

It is critical that organizations have a certified OKR professional coaching their teams to ensure that OKRs are balanced, focused on results, effectively implemented, and aligned with strategy. Without the guidance of a trained professional, OKR implementations can turn into glorified to-do lists, include long laundry lists of trivial metrics, or get ignored over time. Created by the Balanced Scorecard Institute and offered in association with the George Washington University Center of Excellence in Public Leadership, the OKR Professional Certification program provides participants with the tools they need to coach their teams through the successful development and implementation of OKRs.

6 Sessions Per Program

Each session will include one 60-90-minute lecture webinar, plus a 60-90-minute small group exercise.

Session Lecture

For the first half of each session, an expert consultant will present content to the entire class. Much like BSI’s other educational webinars, this presentation will intersperse polling questions and other activities and will include a Q&A session at the end.

Session Small Group Exercise

For the second half of each session, delegates will be split into small groups. The groups will be tasked with completing a small group exercise via web conference. All exercises will be facilitated by an expert consultant. Participants are required to engage via web camera and microphone.

Reading, Quizzes and Exam

Sessions will be complemented with reading assignments, quizzes (not graded), discussion board dialog, and small-group instructor feedback. Upon completion of the course, participants will be required to take and pass the online OKR Exam to become certified.


Course Benefits

OKR Professionals will learn how to:

  • Create buy-in and a culture of goal setting, accountability, and performance improvement
  • Develop best practice OKRs that are aspirational, committed, strategic, and/or tactical
  • Improve performance of departments, teams, programs, projects, and team members
  • Align OKRs with strategy while still maintaining agility
  • Shift focus from activities to results
  • Administer and support the 1-Hour OKR Online Tutorial for all employees, designed to successfully streamline and scale the OKR rollout to any size organization
  • Manage an OKR program roll out
  • Enable young managers to guide employee development of strong OKRs

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for those interested in learning best practices in the facilitation of OKR development and implementation. Courses are taught by highly experienced instructors with backgrounds in private, public, and nonprofit-sector organizations.


What is an OKR?

The Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) goal-setting framework is used by organizations that want to engage employees to achieving results. Often associated with technology companies in Silicon Valley (such as Google, Twitter, Spotify, Airbnb and LinkedIn) or those that focus on Agile methodologies, the OKR model can be used by any sized organization in any sector. OKRs create an analytical basis for decision making and help focus attention on what matters most.

In the OKR model:

  • Objectives capture what you want to accomplish (a broad goal) in a qualitative sense (Example: Improve the Customer Experience)
  • Key Results capture/measure how you will accomplish the objective in a quantifiable manner (Example: 10% increase in our Net Promoter Score by the end of the quarter)
  • Everyone in the organization sets their own OKRs, from leadership down
  • OKRs are set individually but should be aligned with strategy
  • All OKRs are shared transparently and reported on a regular cadence, typically quarterly

The Value of Online Training

Online BSI courses are minimally discounted compared to our live in-person courses. Just as many Universities have found, the cost related to offering a quality course online are just as high, if not higher, than offering a course in person. Direct interaction with experienced BSI consultants is integral to the quality of all our programs, live or online. BSI consultants facilitate all interactive exercises in addition to the lecture, so each participant will likely see 120-180 minutes of instructor time each week, in addition to discussion board and homework review. The value of the content is the same, only the delivery is designed to meet the needs of those that can’t (or don’t want) to travel or be away from their office for five days.


About Our Partnership

In order to provide a seamless, high quality learning experience for the current and aspiring strategy leaders, BSI has partnered with The George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW CEPL), a part of the College of Professional Studies.

Together, our partnership will provide the rigorous, academically grounded, leadership development-focused content and learning environment that is the hallmark of GWU’s executive education programs. Our partnership also offers the critical bench strength in teaching, consulting, and program support that enables the highest quality of client support.


Continuing Education Units

All BSI Certification Program participants qualify for GWU Continuing Education Units. Attendees completing the 6-session program qualify for 4 CEUs.

 


Program Costs

Price: $2,700

Available discounts for courses hosted in the United States

Early Bird Discount

Save $300 if you register 30 days before the course starts

Public Sector Discount

Save $150 if you work for a non-profit or a government organization

Group Rate Discount

Save $300 each if your team of 3 or more register for the same course

Cancellation Fees Suspended!

At Balanced Scorecard Institute we want to help your organization get back on track with our ONLINE training and consulting services. With all the uncertainty today due to Covid-19, we understand that it might be necessary to transfer or cancel your course registration. In order to help our customers reduce this uncertainty and risk, we have suspended our cancellation fee policy and will allow course registration transfers and cancellations without penalty.

 

2021 Schedule and Registration

DatesCourse TitleLocationRegion
4/6/2021Apr. 6 Free Webinar: Using Balanced Scorecard with OKRs
Register >> Free webinar
LIVE ONLINEUSAOnlineOther
9/13/2021Sep. 13- 24 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification
Register >> BSP Part 1 - BSP Part 2 - BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUSAOnlineBSP
9/27/2021Sep. 27 - Oct. 8 KPI Professional Certification
Register >> KPI Part 1 - KPI Part 2 - KPI Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUSAOnlineKPI-P
10/18/2021Oct. 18-29 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification
Register >> BSP Part 1 - BSP Part 2 - BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUSAOnlineBSP
10/5/2021Oct. 26-28 OKR Professional Certification
Register >> OKR Professional
LIVE ONLINEUSAOnlineOKR-P
11/8/2021Nov. 8-12 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification
Register >> BSP Part 1 - BSP Part 2 - BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUSAOnlineBSP
11/15/2021Nov. 15-26 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification
Register >> BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINESOUTH AFRICAOnlineBSP
11/29/2021Nov. 29 - Dec. 10 Balanced Scorecard Master Professional Certification
Register >> BSMP
LIVE ONLINESOUTH AFRICAOnlineBSMP
12/6/2021Dec. 6-10 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification
Register >> BSP Part 1 - BSP Part 2 - BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUSAOnlineBSP
12/6/2021Dec. 6-10 KPI Professional Certification
Register >> KPI Part 1 - KPI Part 2 - KPI Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUSAOnlineKPI-P
1/17/2022Jan. 17-28 KPI Professional Certification
Register >> KPIP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINESOUTH AFRICAOnlineKPI-P
1/23/2022Jan. 23-24 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification (Arabic)
Register >> BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUAEOnlineBSP
2/13/2022Feb. 13-17 KPI Professional Certification
Register >> KPIP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUAEOnlineKPI-P
2/14/2022Feb. 14-25 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification
Register >> BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINESOUTH AFRICAOnlineBSP
2/27/2022Feb. 27 - Mar. 3 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification
Register >> BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUAEOnlineBSP
2/14/2022Feb. 28 - Mar. 11 Balanced Scorecard Master Professional Certification
Register >> BSMP
LIVE ONLINESOUTH AFRICAOnlineBSMP
3/27/2022Mar. 27-31 KPI Professional Certification (Arabic)
Register >> KPIP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUAEOnlineKPI-P
5/24/2022May 24-26 OKR Professional Certification
Register >> OKR Professional
LIVE ONLINEUAEOnlineOKR-P
5/29/2022May 29 - Jun. 2 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification (Arabic)
Register >> BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUAEOnlineBSP
6/5/2022Jun. 5-9 KPI Professional Certification
Register >> KPIP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUAEOnlineKPI-P
6/26/2022Jun. 26-30 Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification
Register >> BSP Boot Camp
LIVE ONLINEUAEOnlineBSP

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