9 customisable OKR examples for Professional Training

What are Professional Training OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Professional Training to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Professional Training OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Professional Training Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to establish a comprehensive skills marketplace

  • ObjectiveEstablish a comprehensive skills marketplace
  • Key ResultDevelop a catalog with 100+ diverse training modules by end of quarter
  • TaskIdentify topics spanning across various industries for training modules
  • TaskCompile and organize the training modules into a catalog
  • TaskDesign and develop the individual training modules
  • Key ResultHost 15 professional development events engaging 500+ users
  • TaskIdentify potential speakers and topics for professional development events
  • TaskLaunch comprehensive marketing campaign to attract 500+ users
  • TaskSecure venues and setup registration for each event
  • Key ResultCreate a user-friendly knowledge base with 1000+ articles sourced and organized
  • TaskDesign a user-friendly interface for the knowledge base
  • TaskCategorize and organize the sourced articles
  • TaskIdentify and source relevant articles for the knowledge base

2OKRs to enhance expertise as a productive documentation specialist

  • ObjectiveEnhance expertise as a productive documentation specialist
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% positive feedback score for clarity and precision in produced documents
  • TaskInitiate mandatory review cycles for all work
  • TaskConduct regular precision and clarity trainings
  • TaskImplement proofreading and editing system for all documents
  • Key ResultImprove document retrieval time by 30% through optimizing documentation system
  • TaskResearch optimized documentation software options
  • TaskImplement chosen software and provide staff training
  • TaskReview current documentation system for inefficiencies
  • Key ResultComplete two accredited courses on advanced document management and control by end of quarter
  • TaskIdentify suitable accredited courses on advanced document management
  • TaskEnroll in selected courses immediately
  • TaskComplete coursework and exams by deadline

3OKRs to enhance proficiency and knowledge through ongoing professional development

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency and knowledge through ongoing professional development
  • Key ResultAttend at least 3 webinars or workshops related to my professional field
  • TaskResearch upcoming webinars/workshops in my professional field
  • TaskSchedule time to attend these events
  • TaskRegister for chosen webinars/workshops
  • Key ResultRead and analyze 5 industry-related books to broaden expertise
  • TaskAllocate daily reading time for each book
  • TaskSelect five relevant industry-related books
  • TaskWrite a summary and analysis on each book
  • Key ResultComplete two relevant industry certifying courses with at least 85% scores
  • TaskTake, pass courses with minimum 85% scores
  • TaskSchedule consistent study hours for course preparation
  • TaskResearch and select two industry-relevant certification courses

4OKRs to improve professional development through agreed certifications

  • ObjectiveImprove professional development through agreed certifications
  • Key ResultAttend 3 industry conferences or workshops
  • TaskArrange travel and accommodation if needed
  • TaskRegister and pay for attendance at each event
  • TaskIdentify 3 industry conferences or workshops of interest
  • Key ResultObtain positive feedback from manager on professional growth
  • TaskActively ask for manager's engagement in professional development
  • TaskShowcase work improvement and better decision-making skills
  • TaskConsistently exceed targets and expectations at work
  • Key ResultComplete 2 relevant certifications by end of period
  • TaskComplete course materials and pass exams
  • TaskResearch suitable certifications related to your career goals
  • TaskEnroll in chosen certification programs

5OKRs to improve team members' performance and productivity

  • ObjectiveImprove team members' performance and productivity
  • Key ResultImprove team members' professional skills through participation in at least two relevant training courses
  • TaskIdentify and research relevant training courses that align with team members' professional goals
  • TaskFacilitate team members' registration and participation in chosen training courses
  • TaskCommunicate the available training courses to team members and gather their preferences
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% completion rate on team projects by consistently meeting deadlines and delivering high-quality work
  • Key ResultEnhance team collaboration by conducting monthly cross-functional knowledge sharing sessions
  • TaskSchedule monthly cross-functional knowledge sharing sessions
  • TaskInvite team members from different departments to share their expertise
  • TaskProvide a platform for participants to collaborate, ask questions, and exchange ideas
  • Key ResultIncrease individual productivity by 10% through time management and task prioritization

6OKRs to enhance my effectiveness as a mentor

  • ObjectiveEnhance my effectiveness as a mentor
  • Key ResultGuide 3 mentees to achieve their personal career goals
  • TaskSchedule regular one-on-one meetings with each mentee
  • TaskDevelop personalized career development plans
  • TaskProvide mentees with resources and networking opportunities
  • Key ResultAttend and complete a professional mentoring training course
  • TaskParticipate in all sessions and complete the training activities
  • TaskRegister for the chosen training course
  • TaskResearch and select an appropriate professional mentoring training course
  • Key ResultImplement feedback from mentees to increase satisfaction scores by 20%
  • TaskCollect feedback from all current mentees regularly
  • TaskAnalyze feedback and identify key areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement changes based on gathered feedback in mentoring sessions

7OKRs to enhance proficiency in handling and developing AWS

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in handling and developing AWS
  • Key ResultScore 90% or higher in final assessment of a professional-level AWS course
  • TaskRepeatedly take and review practice exams before the final exam
  • TaskRegularly review and understand all course materials and lecture notes
  • TaskInvest time in practical AWS exercises and projects
  • Key ResultComplete 4 accredited AWS setup and maintenance online courses by end of quarter
  • TaskComplete all coursework and assessments before the due date
  • TaskEstablish a consistent study schedule to complete the courses
  • TaskResearch and select 4 accredited AWS setup and maintenance online courses
  • Key ResultSuccessfully deploy and maintain 3 AWS applications without significant errors
  • TaskUse AWS Elastic Beanstalk for application deployment
  • TaskRegularly backup data using AWS Backup services
  • TaskEstablish comprehensive monitoring using AWS CloudWatch

8OKRs to improve Employee Retention

  • ObjectiveImprove Employee Retention
  • Key ResultImplement a professional development program and have 80% of employees participate
  • TaskDesign and deliver engaging training sessions that align with employees' needs and goals
  • TaskEstablish a tracking system to monitor employees' participation and measure the program's effectiveness
  • TaskConduct a needs assessment to identify specific professional development opportunities
  • TaskCreate a structured mentorship program to support employees' professional growth and knowledge sharing
  • Key ResultConduct exit interviews with departing employees and identify recurring themes for improvement
  • TaskAsk open-ended questions to gather feedback on employee experience
  • TaskAnalyze data from exit interviews to identify common areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement strategies to address recurring themes and enhance employee satisfaction
  • TaskSchedule exit interviews for departing employees
  • Key ResultReduce voluntary employee turnover rate by 10% compared to the previous quarter
  • Key ResultIncrease employee satisfaction score by 15% through quarterly surveys
  • TaskAnalyze survey results to identify areas of improvement and develop action plans
  • TaskCommunicate survey findings and action plans to employees to ensure transparency
  • TaskImplement an anonymous and confidential survey to gather employee feedback
  • TaskRegularly track and evaluate progress towards the goal and adjust strategies accordingly

9OKRs to professionalize the team through process mapping and staff certification

  • ObjectiveProfessionalize the team through process mapping and staff certification
  • Key ResultMap out 100% of primary work processes in documented form
  • TaskIdentify all primary work processes needing documentation
  • TaskReview and finalize documentation for completeness
  • TaskAssign team members to thoroughly document each process
  • Key ResultImplement a professional development program participated by 90% of team members
  • TaskCommunicate the benefits to encourage participation
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate participation rates for improvements
  • TaskIdentify key components for the professional development program
  • Key ResultGet 75% of employees successfully certified in their roles
  • TaskIdentify necessary certifications for each role
  • TaskImplement a tracking system for certification progress
  • TaskOrganize scheduled training sessions

Professional Training OKR best practices to boost success

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to weekly OKR check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

How to turn your Professional Training OKRs in a strategy map

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Professional Training OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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