Apply for the OGSM Workshop


ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION. From large companies like P&G and dunnhumby, to local Boston Startups like Promoboxx and Uber Sense, teams have embraced the OGSM: Objectives, Goals, Strategies & Measures framework for over 50 years, as an exercise for creating organizational alignment. Dave Balter, CEO of BzzAgent and Exec Chair of Smarterer, has religiously used the tool in his own companies with great success. Over 10,000 people have viewed his SlideShare presentation about how to craft an OGSM plan to get a glimpse into the transformative power of the OGSM. Now it's your turn to get in on the action. 



GROUP ALIGNMENT. Getting help starts with admitting you have a problem. You just closed a round, have been growing like crazy, and before you know it, you realize your team has lost focus. This hands-on workshop will kick off with a call with Dave Balter and five other participating CEOs, covering how the OGSM will re-center your team, key questions to consider before the workshop, and helping you decide which stakeholders from your team to include into the workshop to get the most out of the session.



STRATEGIC PLANNING. On the day of the workshop, you'll collaborate with your selected team members to create your own OGSM framework. Sounds simple? You won't believe how tough it can be to find alignment around a vision and direction for your business. Dave Balter will be on hand to contribute experience and guidance during a moderated working session with you and your team, during which you'll learn the tools you need to both broadens and focus your company's vision.



MISSION-DRIVEN ACTION. By the end of the workshop, you'll leave with a clear articulation of your company's objectives and goals for the next quarter, the strategies you'll use to achieve them, and how you'll measure success. Your team will be empowered to take action after having renewed an understanding of your central aim. Dave will wrap the workshop with a session just for you and the five other CEOs, showing you how to make your OGSM a dynamic benchmark for success and ongoing source of inspiration for your team as you continue to reassess your priorities. 



Date: July 16, 2013 

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: (500 Harrison Avenue | Suite 3R | Boston)

Application Deadline: June 21, 2013

Price: $1,500 per company

Limited to six participating companies. 


Apply for the OGSM Workshop



Dave Balter

CEO, BzzAgent & Exec Chair, Smarterer

Dave Balter is an innovation-obsessed builder of companies, often as a Founder/CEO but occasionally as a Board Member, Advisor or Investor. He is currently the CEO of BzzAgent, Inc., which he founded in 2001 and sold in 2011 to dunnhumby, a division of Tesco PLC (LSE: TSCO). In addition to BzzAgent CEO duties, Dave now serves on the Global Executive Team for dunnhumby.


Have an OGSM with Dave Balter


"I used to just OGSM by myself, but found it was much better to OGSM with the rest of my team...The OGSM exercise initially showed that our team needed to be better aligned, but by the end of the process we had a clear vision and specific tactics to get us there. I highly recommend it for any growing start-up."  Ben Carcio - CEO, Promoboxx