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Social value is becoming an increasingly important feature of public sector activity. Recent procurement policy notes demonstrate the shift in focus from 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.

Our Embedding and Evaluating Social Value course outlines the recent procurement changes to social value and will help you 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 opportunities 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 embed social value effectively.

Please note the procurement policy notes referenced above are:

  • Procurement Policy Note 06/21: Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts
  • Procurement Policy Note 05/21: National Procurement Policy Statement
  • Procurement Policy Note PPN 06/20 – taking account of social value in the award of central government contracts
  • Procurement Policy Note 11/20: Reserving below threshold procurements

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

  • 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
  • Understand the recent procurement reforms to social value
  • Learn more about the most effective approaches to measuring social value
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Understand the Changes to the Social Value Landscape

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

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

Methods of Measurement and Emerging Standards and Toolkits

  • Social value measurement:
    • Local Multiplier 3
    • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Toolkits
    • Central Government Toolkit
    • National TOMS
  • Standards
  • Set standards of measurement
  • Determine which approach and alignment is best suited for your organisation
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

  • Learn how to collect information
  • Understand context and stakeholder needs
  • Identify factors which are important to measure
  • Develop indicators to show that change will happen
  • 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

  • Analyse the best approaches to measuring and reporting on social value
  • Establish your strategic approach
  • Understand your hidden value
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

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.

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

Round Up and Key Takeaways