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Social value refers to the positive impact an organisation creates for environmental, social, and economic dimensions. Showcasing social value can bring new solutions that address challenges, increase social inclusion and greater engagement with service users.

Join our Measuring and Embedding Social Value training course to incorporate social value strategies and practices that build stakeholder relationships, encourage innovation, and enhance your organisation’s reputation. Build on a range of skills from evaluation, stakeholder engagement and compliance.

Apply social value measurement concepts and techniques to real-world case studies, explore effective implementation and evaluation strategies and leave the day with the tools to deliver your social value action plan.

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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 social value framework
  • Learn more about the most effective approaches to measuring social value
  • Explore best practice for social value measurement, implementation, and evaluation
  • Gain best practice from public sector case studies
  • 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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09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainers Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Understanding the Social Value Framework

  • Identify the principles and importance of social value in the public sector
  • Explore Procurement Policy Note 06/20 and the Social Value Model
  • Benchmark your social value practices against other public sector organisations
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

Strategy and Planning

  • Establishing your Social Value Strategy
  • How to maximise Social Value within tenders
  • Recognise the barriers and enablers in creating value within procurement
  • 360 degree view of Social Value within procurements
12:15 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:15

Maximising Value Return

  • Developing specifications that can maximise value creation
  • Creating a positive circular economy
  • Where and when to promote value within procurement
14:15 - 15:00

Evaluating Value

  • What does good look like?
  • Establish best practice through exploring successful case studies delivering social value
  • Ensuring value commitments are developed and achieved.
  • Explore effective evaluation methods for social value
  • Recognising emerging Social Value standards
  • Creating reporting frameworks
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Workshop: Applying Social Value Practices

This session provides an opportunity to apply the days learning to your organisation. Gain valuable advice and feedback from the trainer.

  • Choosing the right method of measurement for you
  • Form a delivery plan to implement on return to work
  • Continuously improve social value measurement processes
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close