Communicate the strategic value of your work and cascade your goals using the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework


The “Goal Crushing” course is designed to teach the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework, a widely-used method for setting and achieving metric-driven goals. Participants will learn the significance of OKRs and how to effectively communicate the strategic value of their work through well-defined objectives and measurable key results.

Key Learning Points:

  1. Understanding OKRs: The course explains the OKR framework, highlighting its importance in goal-setting and organizational alignment. OKRs are adopted by successful companies like Google and GE to articulate team objectives and measure achievements.
  2. Writing Strong OKRs: Emphasis is placed on crafting value-based key results with various metrics. This ensures goals are specific, measurable, and aligned with the strategic objectives of the organization.
  3. Cascading Goals: Learners will explore models for cascading goals within an organization, ensuring individual and team goals contribute to broader organizational objectives. Practical exercises will help in applying these concepts to real-life scenarios.
  4. Documenting and Communicating Goals: Methods for documenting goals and effectively communicating their value to colleagues are covered, enhancing transparency and alignment within the organization.

Course Structure:

  • Introduction and Activities: The course begins with an introduction and practical activities, such as planning a trip and understanding goal frameworks (SMART, BSQ, V2MOM).
  • OKR Writing and Metrics: Sessions focus on writing effective OKRs, understanding different metrics, and writing value-based key results.
  • Goal Cascading and Documentation: The course covers the cascading of goals and documenting them properly, including a brief activity on goal attribution.

Requirements and Audience: A basic understanding of the company’s organizational structure and strategic objectives is helpful. The course is suitable for employees at all levels, including individual contributors, managers, and HR leaders responsible for cascading goals.

Instructor and Course Delivery: Shelley Osborne, Head of Learning & Development at Udemy, leads the course. It comprises five sections with 14 lectures, totaling approximately 32 minutes. The course is designed to be concise and engaging, incorporating various activities to reinforce learning.

Outcome: By the end of the course, participants will be equipped to set and achieve strong, metric-driven OKRs, aligning their efforts with organizational goals and effectively communicating the value of their work.

What You’ll Learn

  • You will learn what the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework is and why it is useful
  • You will learn how to communicate the value of your work to your colleagues by writing strong, metric-driven OKRs
  • You will learn models for how goals can cascade and practice cascading goals on your own
  • You will write value-based key results with different types of metrics that demonstrate the results you are driving for the business
  • You will learn methods for documenting your goals
  • You will write your own value-based OKRs



  • It is helpful to have an understanding of the organizational structure of your company and what strategic objectives you want to achieve.


Setting strong, metric-driven goals for yourself and your organization can be tough, but it’s also incredibly important. In this course, you will learn how to crush your goals by using the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework. This simple method for goal setting is used by many successful companies across the globe, including Google, GE, and Udemy, because they are an excellent method for communicating what each team is working on and how they’re measuring their results with the rest of the organization. The framework requires people to write metric-driven results that demonstrate they have achieved their objective. OKRs are also easily cascaded within an organization, so that everyone’s goals align.

This course is led by Shelley Osborne, Head of Learning & Development at Udemy. It is designed for people at all levels, from individual contributors to managers, who want to write strong goals for themselves and their team, and cascade goals within their organization.

In the Goal Crushing course, you will learn how to:

  • Write Objectives and Key Results for yourself and your team to help you communicate the value of  your work with the rest of your organization
  • Use different types of metrics to write value-based key results that demonstrate your impact on your organization
  • Align and cascade goals throughout an organization
  • Document your goals
  • Write your own value-based OKRs

By the end of this course, you will be able to crush your goals by writing strong, metric-driven OKRs. Are you ready? Let’s crush this!


Who this course is for

  • This course is for employees at all levels who want to communicate the value of their work to others in their organization by writing strong, metric-driven goals as OKRs.
  • Managers or HR leaders who are responsible for cascading goals in their organization will benefit from taking this course.

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