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Social value is becoming an increasingly important feature of public sector activity. The requirement from January 2021 for central government departments to ensure that all major procurements evaluate social value, demonstrates the shift from focusing on cost to value.

Given this, it is now more essential than ever, that your organisation embeds the principles of social value and ensures any activity has a positive impact on society.

This virtual Embedding and Evaluating Social Value course, which has been exclusively designed for the public sector, outlines the recent procurement changes to social value and will help you to gain a better understanding of how social value principles can aid your organisation.

Attend this course to learn the different measurement methods, such as Social Return on Investment (SROI); understand impact and reporting techniques; gain best practice from relevant public sector examples, and apply the learned tools.

There will be plenty of opportune moments for you to network, share resources and experiences with other delegates. Gain valuable contacts with other like-minded peers to create that invaluable support network to help you better embed social value.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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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 the recent procurement reforms to social value
  • Learn more about the most effective approaches to measuring social value
  • Gain best practice from public sector case studies
  • Apply more effective reporting and mapping techniques
  • Create a delivery plan to implement on your return to work
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Understand the Changes to the Social Value Landscape

  • Identify the principles of social value
  • Understand HOW recent procurement reforms embedding social value impacts you
  • Benchmark your social value practices against other public sector organisations
  • Discuss with the trainer and other delegates how Covid has impacted social value
  • Learn how value can benefit both your organisation and the wider community
11:00 - 11:15


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 - 13:15

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
13:15 - 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 learn from a number of timely, best practice case studies delivering social value
  • Analysis of what went well and why
  • Understanding how to foster engagement
15:00 - 15:15


15:15 - 16:00

Workshop: Application of Learned Tools

Virtual breakout rooms will be set up, to facilitate group working to form a delivery plan to implement the next day. You will gain invaluable advice and feedback from the trainer.

  • 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

Round Up and Key Takeaways