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Advanced Objectives and Key Results™ (aOKRs™)

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

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 for developing OKRs that can change behaviors 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.

Program content, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change. In accordance with our admission policy, our school does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

The Advanced Objectives and Key Results™ (aOKRs™) developed by ESI Institute 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 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 professionals or a student of human resources management improve professional communication skills in real-world human resources management. Learners must complete at least 80% and pass all the course assignments and final exams to get a Verified Course Certificate from the ESI Institute.

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 canceling 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 organization, 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 assistance from ESI Institute (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 Institute graduate who is familiar with the applicant’s role and responsibilities and can provide a detailed firsthand account.

HR professionals with certifications from ESI® are leaders of a broad range of enterprises, including large multinational corporations, small businesses, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations, publicly traded companies, government entities, universities, military branches, and more. The community of ESI credential holders are dedicated HR practitioners, willing mentors, and trusted strategic partners, serving both their organizations and the HR profession.

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ESI chooses to pursue voluntary accreditation for seven of its eight programs and is proud to have achieved accreditation by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and International Accreditation Service (IAS) for every application submitted. Learn More Details.

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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.

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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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