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With the Government extending the requirements of the Social Value Act 2012, it has never been more important to be able to effectively measure and report on the social value added by your organisation. With some aspects of social value being considered to be non-tangible and many different methods to measuring social value being available, it can be difficult to navigate through and can act as a barrier to implementation.

This course outlines the principles of social value and will help you to develop a greater depth of awareness, knowledge and practical skills to help you embed social value within your organisation and will equip you with the tools to report on activities relating to social value in order to prove your organisation’s positive and local contribution.

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Richard Dickins
Managing Director, - Social Value Business

Richard is the Managing Director of the Social Value Business and considered a leading subject matter expert on Social Value in the UK. Richard draws upon over 20 years of cross-sector experience when working with clients ranging from £1m to £5bn in turnover. Richard has built the Social Value Business on the belief that any organisation can be values-led; within the past 5 years he has supported 63 charities/social enterprises, 8 public sector spin outs, 6 Local Authorities, 2 CCGs, 11 Housing Associations and 3 multi-national corporations to embed social value.

Richard is a founder of the UK’s only Social Value Quality Mark ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what social value is and how it relates to the activities of your organisation
  • Increase awareness and learn more about the most effective approaches to measuring social value
  • Choose which approach to social value measurement is best suited to your organisation
  • Be able to identify and develop good practice
  • Create a delivery plan to implement on your return to work
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Introduction

10:00 - 11:00

Social Value Principles

  • What is social value?
  • Why is it important to consider social value?
  • How can social value benefit both your organisation and the wider community?
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

Methods of Measurement

  • Popular approaches to social value measurement:
    • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
    • Local Multiplier 3+ (LM3+)
    • Social Responsibility IS 26000
  • Setting standards of measurement
  • Determine which method is the most well-suited to your organisation
  • Putting social value into the context of the UN Sustainability Goals and how these are reported
12:15 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:15

Workshop: Impact Mapping & Reporting

  • Understand context and stakeholder needs
  • Identify factors which are important to measure
  • Develop indicators to show that change will happen
  • Learn how to collect information
  • How to show progress against organisation objectives
  • How to assess on reporting and continue improvements for the future
14:15 - 15:00

Case Studies & Analysis of Good Practice

  • Discuss and hear from a number of timely, best practice case studies delivering social value
  • Analysis of what went well and why
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Workshop: Application of Learned Tools

  • How to apply social value measurement to your organisation
  • Choosing the right method of measurement for you
  • Formation of a delivery plan to implement on return to work
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


America Square Conference Centre

1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, , London , EC3N 2LB