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 the 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 Embedding and Evaluating Social Value course outlines the recent procurement changes to social value and will help your teams to gain a better understanding of how social value principles can aid your organisation.

Run this course at your organisation 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.

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
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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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