Managing Performance with OKR
(Objectives and Key Results)

Goal Setting, Objectives and Key Results (OKR) for Managers and Leaders

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In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

This five-day comprehensive KC Academy Managing Performance with OKR training course is designed to equip participants with a deep understanding of Goal Setting and Objectives and Key Results (OKR) methodologies. Participants will learn how to effectively implement OKR to manage performance, align organizational goals, and drive success across teams. Through interactive sessions, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will develop the skills necessary to set strategic objectives, define measurable key results, track progress, and foster a culture of accountability and continuous improvement.

Why use OKR? The OKR framework revolves around clarity and focus. Objectives represent ambitious and qualitative goals that an organization aims to achieve. These objectives are accompanied by a set of Key Results, which are measurable and quantitative indicators that signal progress toward the objectives. OKR enable organizations to channel their energies, resources, and talents towards a common vision, breaking down complex ambitions into actionable steps.

Highlights of the Managing Performance with OKR training course are as follows:

  • Unlocking Success: OKR’s for results, performance, and motivation
  • How to use OKR to channel people’s energies, resources, and talents
  • How OKR’s and goals can create common vision, breaking down complex ambitions into actionable steps.
  • Enhancing performance through OKR and goal alignment:
  • Driving results with measurable key mesults and igniting motivation and engagement
  • The power of continuous improvement with OKR’s

Course details

By the end of this Managing Performance with OKR training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the best practice of implementing OKR in the modern workplace.
  • Learn the skills to define clear, specific, and inspiring objectives that align with organizational goals.
  • Aligning OKR with Organizational Strategy  to ensure integration and direction across all levels.
  • Strategies to effectively cascade OKR to their teams, ensuring clear communication, understanding, and buy-in throughout the organization.
  • Skills and techniques to foster accountability among team members, encouraging them to take ownership of their OKR and outcomes.

This Managing Performance with OKR’s training course will utilize variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes stimulating presentations supporting each of the topics together with interactive trainer lead sessions of discussion. There will be regular Q&A, learning tasks, small group work and learning videos.

How does the organization benefit by sending employees to this online training course?

  • Provide managers with a comprehensive understanding of the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework.
  • Apply OKR in driving organizational success.
  • Equip managers with the skills to define clear, specific, and inspiring objectives that align with organizational goals.
  • Enable managers to promote a sense of purpose among their teams.

How does the delegate benefit by attending this online training course?

  • Participants will learn the techniques to foster accountability among team members, encouraging them to take ownership of their OKR and outcomes.
  • Participants will learn how to run more effective Performance Reviews with OKR:
  • Participants will learn how to drive Motivation and Engagement.

This KC Academy Strategic Planning & Goal Setting online training seminar is designed for professionals involved with the planning process. It will be of benefit for all managers who seek to enhance their planning skills.

Typical delegates would include the following:

  • Specialist Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Departmental Head
  • HR Professionals
  • Operational Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Course Outline

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Introduction to Goal Setting and OKR
  • Introduction to Goal Setting: Understanding the importance of setting clear and actionable goals
  • Goal setting psychology and examples in the modern organisation
  • Introduction to OKR: and its role in performance management
  • Benefits of OKR: Explaining the advantages of using OKR to align teams and drive results
  • Creating Measurable Key Results: examples and models
  • Using key results that serve as performance indicators
  • Using OKR for enabling teams to track progress and measure success
  • Aligning OKR with Strategy: Establishing the connection between organizational strategy and individual/team OKR
DAY 2:
Defining Effective Objectives
  • Characteristics of effective objectives that are clear and compelling.
  • Crafting Performance-Boosting Objectives: Guiding participants in formulating clear and inspiring objectives that align with organizational goals.
  • Setting Challenging but Achievable Goals with OKR for teams and individuals
  • Setting Meaningful Key Results: strategies for creating measurable and challenging
  • Case studies and examples of how key results can drive performance.
  • OKR and Employee Development: Exploring the relationship between OKR and professional growth.
DAY 3:
Communication and Alignment with OKR
  • Cascading OKR: Exploring the process of cascading OKR from top-level objectives to individual team members' goals
  • Strategies for communicating objectives, goals, and OKR to teams.
  • Importance of clear and consistent communication for goal alignment.
  • Techniques for cascading OKR from top-level objectives to different teams and individuals.
  • OKR Implementation Process: Step-by-step guide to introducing OKR within an organization.
  • OKR Review Cycles: Exploring the cadence and frequency of OKR check-ins, updates, and evaluations.
DAY 4:
Coaching and Performance Improvement with OKR
  • Coaching skills to support employees in achieving their objectives.
  • Providing constructive feedback, guidance, and motivation using OKR
  • Leveraging OKR to identify performance gaps and opportunities for growth
  • Strategies for using OKR as a basis for continuous improvement initiatives
  • Effective Performance Tracking: Discussing tools and techniques to monitor and measure progress towards Key Results
  • Building Accountability: Strategies to foster accountability and ownership among team members
  • Handling Challenges and Setbacks: Addressing common issues that may arise during OKR implementation and providing solutions.
  • Case Study Analysis: Analyzing real-world examples of successful OKR implementations and performance improvements.
DAY 5:
Performance Review, Feedback, and Future-Proofing
  • Conducting effective performance reviews based on OKR and key results
  • Encouraging self-assessment, reflection, and collaborative goal-setting
  • Exploring the role of OKR in adapting to changing business landscapes
  • Strategies for using OKR to foster agility, innovation, and resilience
  • Role of Key Results: Understanding how measurable Key Results contribute to tracking progress and success
  • Continuous Improvement: Discussing how OKR contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability
  • Group Activity: Participants create a mock OKR framework for a hypothetical project
  • Certificate Distribution: Recognizing participants' successful completion of the training course

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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