New! Self-paced videos and exercises

Our latest update includes a full set of videos and workbook exercises.

  • Get immediate access to the self-paced course

  • Get personalised instructor support in our online student community

  • Includes access to a live interactive instructor-led training workshop

  • Includes our OKR cheat-sheet and Alignment canvas as downloads

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Academy

    • What you will need for the live classes

    • What you will need for the self-study course

    • Help us improve the course as you go

    • Pre-reading and references

  • 2

    Part 1: Introduction to OKRs and 4DX

  • 3

    Part 2: Setting your OKRs

    • Separating Outcomes from Output

    • Setting your OKRs

    • How to share your work

    • OKR Setting Workshops

    • First have a Vision and a Strategy

    • Setting ambitious goals

    • Download: OKR Canvas

    • Quick quiz: lock in your learning

  • 4

    Part 3: Achieving your OKRs

    • Overview of 4DX

    • Bonus: Introduction to 4DX

    • Focus

    • The weekly checkin

    • Building a compelling scoreboard

    • Running OKR Reviews

  • 5

    Part 4: Aligning your OKRs

    • Aligning your OKRs

    • Download: OKR Alignment Canvas

  • 6

    Next steps

What attendees are saying

Highly recommend

Vicki Young, Partner Change Management Practice

Loved the Freshwater Academy's Leading Change with OKRs & 4DX course. I can highly recommend it to those leading change and I have many takeaways I will use in my change practice straight away. It would also be of great value to coaches who are working with Executives and Team Leads to get the organisational resources and efforts moving towards the companies 'North Star' and Wildly Important Goals (WIGs). The use of real life examples and exercises throughout serve to deepen the understanding of the concepts and how they can be practically applied. Ben Hogan and Christine Lemmich are just the people to run this course and have an engaging style and deep knowledge which made the course a pleasure to attend.

Fun and highly informative

Daamon Parker, Agile Coach

A fun and highly informative deep dive into OKRs and first time hearing about 4DX. Definitely had my horizons broadened. Thank you Ben and Christine - well prepared, well thought out and feedback well received. I recommend this as a great intro and grounding for OKRs.

Fantastic for corporate strategists

Brad Quirk, Quirk Consulting

This course is fantastic for both corporate strategists and OKR practitioners alike to build your knowledge about how to create, implement and embed an outcome-aligned organisational structure in scaled large-scale corporate environments. I've definitely walked away with a renewed perspective on the do's (and don'ts) of OKR building, and have a much larger toolkit to hold informed conversations in this field.


Founder | Melbourne Australia

Ben Hogan

Ben is the founder of Freshwater Academy and an expert practitioner and trainer.

Ben teaches Product and Tech Strategy, OKRs, Wardley Mapping, Product Discovery, Lean, Agile and Kanban.

For more info connect with him on linked-in: and follow him on Twitter: @agileben