Advanced Objectives and Key Results™ (aOKRs™)

Advanced Objectives and Key Results™ (aOKRs™)

Date: ESI™ Exam Schedules
Format: Custom Program
Location: ESI School of Business Campus
Fee: UUSD750~1,250 (inclusive of ESI exam fees)
Key Features: The ESI Certification Programs are created with HR subject matter experts through a rigorous practice analysis study conducted by the ESI School of Business.

Course Overview

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is the first full-fledged reference guide on Objectives and Key Results, a critical thinking framework designed to help organizations create value through focus, alignment, and better communication. OKRs help employees work together, focus effort, and drive the organization forward.

The Advanced Objectives and Key Results™ (aOKRs™) covers a wide range of topics of concern to developing OKRs that can change behaviours and deliver a broad range of improved business results. The seven standalone modules allow learners to focus on all areas of performance management by OKRs most important.

Curriculum & Learning Outcomes

Course Structure

The Advanced Objectives and Key Results™ (aOKRs™) developed by ESI School of Business which is based on authentic studies by Paul R. Niven and Ben Lamorte, the authors of a best seller textbook “Objectives and Key Results: Driving Focus, Alignment, and Engagement with OKRs”. You will also find many implementation toolkits, papers, articles, and freeware that will be useful to your learning at

  • Module 1: Introduction to OKRs
  • Module 2: Preparing for Your OKRs Journey
  • Module 3: Creating Effective OKRs
  • Module 4: Connecting OKRs to Drive Alignment
  • Module 5: Managing with OKRs
  • Module 6: Making OKRs Sustainable
  • Module 7: Case Studies in OKRs Use

Course Learning Outcomes

The goal of this Advanced Objectives and Key Results™ (aOKRs™) is to provide tensive theories and best practices on the OKRs in strategic performance management for all levels of organizations to boost the peak performance for the sustainable development and growth. You’ll learn how OKRs came to be and how leading companies use them every day to help teams and employees stretch their thinking about what’s possible, build their goal-setting muscles and achieve results that reflect their full potential. From the basic framework to a detailed dissection of best practices, this informative guide walks you through real-world implementations to help you get the most out of OKRs.

  • Understand the basics of OKRs and their day-to-day use e.g. designing, planning, implementing, and maintaining your OKRs program for sustainable company-wide success.
  • Learn how to gain executive support critical to a successful implementation
  • Maintain an effective program with key assessment tips
  • Tailor the OKRs framework to your organization’s needs

This course is designed for both self-study, blended learning, and classroom teaching to help HR professional or a student of human resources management improve professional communication skills in real-world of human resources management. Learners must complete at least 80% and pass all the course assignments and final exam to ger a Verified Course Certificate from the ESI School of Business.

Teaching Team

ESI School of Business requires excellent teaching experience and expertise in blended education. A Master’s Degree with relevant major plus advanced global professional development is highly desired. We are proud of our learning community’s commitment to our values of Inspiration, Excellence, and Community and our dedication to work together for the best interests of students’ future employment and lives.

At the ESI Group and its School of Business, we recruit faculty and staff with a reputation for excellence. We believe that the best teachers are those who are passionate about learning and who inspire others by their own commitment to personal and professional development. The same is true for our dedicated staff and administration team. Learn more about our school instructors.

Admission Criteria

Admission Requirements

Each ESI Certification Program has its own requirements. To successfully learn and take this course, the participant should have at least two to four years of work experience in human resources management. This course is also recommended for a senior student who has been learning human resources management as a mainstream subject in their university.

Upon notification of acceptance into a program, you’ll receive an electronic invoice that is payable within 30 days of receipt. Please review our school Payment Policies and the steps for cancelling or deferring participation.

English Proficiency

Because ESI Certification Programs are designed to encourage individual growth globally and foster productive interaction among participants, groups and within your organisation, English proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. However, please note that the participants who have challenges in English skills will be offered relevant language assistances from ESI School of Business (Our Admissions Committee may also request an interview).

Letter of Reference

This ESI course also requires a letter of reference from a lecturer or a senior executive within the applicant’s organization, a board member of the applicant’s company, or an ESI School of Business graduate who is familiar with the applicant’s role and responsibilities and can provide a detailed firsthand account.

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ESI Credentials For Organisational Growth

Earning a credential from ESI® speaks volumes ― about you as an HR professional, about the organization you serve and about the employees who put their trust in you. An ESI certification distinguishes you as an expert in the HR field, with proven levels of skills and knowledge, and the competence necessary to mitigate risks and drive business results. Whether you are an HR expert or just starting out, ESI has a suite of proven credentials that are just right for your level of experience.

ESI Credentials For Career Development and Personal Growth

You will be distinguished as an international HR professional with sufficient experience and knowledge to pass a comprehensive certification exam based on the vast body of knowledge that comprises the human resource field.

You’ll join hundreds of HR professionals in many countries who have obtained ESI® certification. Certification is increasingly being recognized as an essential standard for HR managers; many companies already limit employment to those who are certified professionals. A recent study found that certified HR professionals often receive higher salaries, report higher career satisfaction, have greater potential for promotions, and are more likely to be employed full time in comparison with those not certified.

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