Social Value and SROI Practitioner Training
Social Value UK specialise in SROI training. Social Value UK’s flagship training course, SROI Practitioner training, has been running for nearly a decade, and has been delivered to over 1800 people across the public, private and civil society sectors globally. As the home of Social Return of Investment, we license this training to other providers on the market. Also, recently, our work was featured in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index around impact evaluation.
Social Value UK has been at the forefront of Social Return on Investment since the beginning, co-authoring the original 2006 Guide to SROI. Social Value UK has published all following updates, amendments and supplements since 2009. Since we first started delivering SROI training in 2008 we have received excellent feedback. You can read just some of our testimonials at the bottom of this page.
Social Value UK, on behalf of Social Value International, is also the only place that offers SROI accreditation globally, after developing the only assurance process in existence. Individuals hoping to have a report assured or become an Accredited Practitioner will need to attend an accredited training course.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Leadership Management and is delivered by accredited trainers and SROI practitioners who have been involved in SROI for over a decade.
The course itself gives you the knowledge and tools necessary to measure and maximise the social value of your activities. So whether you’re a public body getting to grips with the Social Value Act, a charity measuring your impact and improving your services, or a private business looking at your triple bottom line, SROI training will help you. For more details about the benefits of social value, click here.
What does the SROI training course cover?
Day 1 is a practical, step-by-step introduction to the SROI process. We will begin with some theory, but the process is best learnt by trying it, so candidates will learn how to develop an impact map – the heart of the SROI process – and explore appropriate real life examples.
Day 2 covers in depth, more theoretical issues behind SROI including valuation techniques and counterfactuals, as well as discussing examples of best practice at different levels of rigour.
You can expect:
- to gain the knowledge and tools necessary to measure and maximise the social value of your activities
- to be guided through a step-by-step introduction to SROI
- to learn theory and policy background information
- support in developing an impact map based on your own example and not a standard case study
- discussions on best practice at all levels of rigour
- introductions to the range of support services we offer including Social Value Self Assessment Tool and Global Value Exchange
- to be starting your journey towards accreditation if desired
For more details about the course material, just send an email to Lucy at email@example.com.
Free Governance Attendance
We appreciate that in order for you to embed social value in to your organisation it may be useful to have more than one decision maker in the room when learning about SROI. Therefore, we offer a limited number of free observer places on every course. Paying attendees have the opportunity to bring along a board member or member of the senior management team for the first morning of training. These places are limited, and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis for each course, please get in touch if you wish to utilise this opportunity.
Who are the trainers?
Training is facilitated by accredited trainers and SROI practitioners and draws upon the wealth of experience Social Value UK has gained over the last decade.
An accredited practitioner and trainer at the forefront of SROI.
A leading global expert and voice on social value and SROI.
Dr Adam Richards is a leading practitioner and academic on social value.
Cost* and Further Information
- Cost for 2 day training (non-member rate) – £618 + VAT
- Cost for 2 day training (individual member rate) – £525 + VAT (including 15% membership discount)
- Cost for 2 day training (organisational member rate) – £464 + VAT (including 25% membership discount)
- Cost for 2 day training & 1-year individual membership £575 + VAT (including 15% membership discount)
- Cost for 2 day training & 2-year individual membership £615 + VAT (including 15% membership discount)
*VAT may not apply for international attendees
As with all of our training courses this can also be offered in house or as a bespoke course.
All courses are delivered in central locations and in comfortable learning venues. Prices quoted include lunch and refreshments.
For enquiries about availability, bookings or cost please contact: Clare Bentley, 0151 703 9229, firstname.lastname@example.org
This Course and Accreditation
Anyone wishing to become an SROI Accredited Practitioner will need to have attended both days. Day two is more in depth and builds on day one. Training does not guarantee accreditation, but is a necessary step towards becoming an accredited practitioner.
Find out more about SROI Accreditation.
“I am proud to say that I’ve just completed Social Value UK SROI practitioner training. My own views around social value and how to measure it have been challenged and turned upside down! The sheer scale, scope and potential that business/charities/groups have to do more good, maximising social investment is truly eye watering. Companies/charities/groups must look inward rather than outwards to maximise their social impact of their core business..imagine a world where everyone maximised their social value! Define…measure…and do more good!” Julie Cartwright, Eurovia UK
“Excellent course! Very rigorous and checked understanding frequently. I now realise the importance of stakeholder participation with regards to data recording and collection.” Kevin McCann, Magenta
“Good training with participative delivery, the style made possibly difficult topics palatable!” Elaine Harrison, London Borough of Bromley
“The course was fantastic. I knew I was going to enjoy it but I didn’t realise how much. I really feel that this approach is exactly what everyone should be doing!” Louisa Day, Fundraising Central
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|London||The Abbey Centre||19 & 20 September|
|Manchester||Friends Meeting House||4 & 5 October|
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|London||The Abbey Centre||20 & 21 November|
|Manchester||Friends Meeting House||12 & 13 December|
Other UK SROI Practitioner Training
The course covers the methodology and practical guidance needed to carry out an SROI analysis to the highest standard. It includes a large practical element, allowing participants to undertake actual SROI workings and calculations and analyse their implications.
Since NEF Consulting first started delivering SROI training in 2009 they have received excellent feedback. 83% of 2014 participants said that, following the course, they felt confident to undertake an SROI analysis.
All courses are facilitated by SROI Accredited Practitioners and count towards accreditation as a practitioner. The courses are suitable to all levels of experience in evaluation. Special features include training in NEF’s measurement tools such as the National Accounts of Well-being and valuation techniques.
Participants leave the course knowing how best to apply what they have learned in their own setting so they can prove and improve the value they create.
Please check the booking form on the NEF Consulting site.
- 27-28 February (London)
- 20-21 March (Manchester)
- 14-15 May (London)
To book or for more details, visit the NEF Consulting website.
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