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Mentoring track

Impact Strategy Design

Dedicated coaching and training to develop the impact strategy of your venture.

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Impact management is becoming an essential ingredient for enterprise success

The benefits are clear: unlock access to affordable capital, boost customer engagement and stay ahead of sustainability reporting requirements. If you run or operate in a venture that is committed to tackling sustainability issues but you struggle to:

Then this mentoring programme is meant for you.

Entrepreneurs and organisational leaders should be at the helm of their impact strategy if sustainability is to become a driver for innovation, growth, efficiency and competitive advantage!

The Impact Management Process

The purpose of impact management is to optimise the value your enterprise creates for its stakeholders. That includes investors but also people affected by your activities. This mentoring programme focuses on the first essential step of your impact management journey: strategy definition.

Articulate the impact strategy of your organisation by getting the knowledge, skills and tools to progress with your team.

By the end of the programme you will be able to:

Programme

The mentoring program takes about four months to complete. It blends practical online courses with interactive group sessions and 1:1 guidance from one of our trainers.

Unpacking impact management
Sustainability & impact management defined, purpose, business case and evolving landscape of standards
E-learning (1h)
Foundations of impact management strategy
Introductions, impact mindset and culture, strategy design steps.
Virtual live (1h30)
Diagnostic
Mission, Value chain analysis, Root-cause analysis, Stakeholders and outcomes mapping.
E-learning (1h30) plus assignments
Progress review
Get feedback and guidance on your preparation, and ask your questions.
1:1 virtual live (1h)
Impact goal setting
Materiality assessment, Impact goal setting, thresholds identification
Virtual live (1h30)
Theory of Change design based on goal setting
Perform impact goal and target-setting and develop a robust Theory of Change
E-learning (3h) plus assignments
Progress review
Get feedback and guidance on your preparation, and ask your questions.
1:1 virtual live (1h)
Stakeholder validation
Guidance to validate your impact strategy through stakeholder engagement.
Virtual live (1h30)
Progress review
Get feedback and guidance on your preparation, and ask your questions.
1:1 virtual live (1h)
End of the program
Unpacking impact management
Sustainability & impact management defined, purpose, business case and evolving landscape of standards
E-learning (1h)
Foundations of impact management strategy
Introductions, impact mindset and culture, strategy design steps.
Virtual live (1h30)
Diagnostic
Mission, Value chain analysis, Root-cause analysis, Stakeholders and outcomes mapping.
E-learning (1h30) plus assignments
Progress review
Get feedback and guidance on your preparation, and ask your questions.
1:1 virtual live (1h)
Impact goal setting
Materiality assessment, Impact goal setting, thresholds identification
Virtual live (1h30)
Theory of Change design based on goal setting
Perform impact goal and target-setting and develop a robust Theory of Change
E-learning (3h) plus assignments
Progress review
Get feedback and guidance on your preparation, and ask your questions.
1:1 virtual live (1h)
Stakeholder validation
Guidance to validate your impact strategy through stakeholder engagement.
Virtual live (1h30)
Progress review
Get feedback and guidance on your preparation, and ask your questions.
1:1 virtual live (1h)
End of the program

Who is this course for?

This mentoring track is designed to support leaders and impact champions within small and medium-sized enterprises who seek to articulate a sound impact strategy.

This programme is also relevant if you are an investor or entrepreneurial support organisation eager to provide tailored capacity-building to (social) enterprises. The mentoring track can be delivered to groups exclusively composed of your constituencies.

Be empowered by a team of experienced, strategic and analytic mentors

We’re a squad of professionals committed to helping you develop effective impact management practices with inspiration, practical guidance and empowering training.

Rebecca Cain

Rebecca is one of Australia’s most experienced social impact practitioners. She advises not-for-profits, social enterprises, philanthropic funds, government agencies and corporates on how to manage for better impact. She is a Level 3 Advanced Practitioner with a passion for understanding the connections between social, environmental and economic value.

Timothy Lambert

Timothy is the Co-founder and CEO of Efiko Academy. He is a Level III accredited Social Value and SROI practitioner. Through his Associate role at SI3, a pioneering Social Impact Fund in Europe, as well as board positions, he has advised dozens of impact ventures and investors in their journey to understand, measure and manage their social impact. His passion for improving people’s lives and ensuring that impact measuring results in strategic and operational insights for decision-making is contagious.

Filippo Montesi

Fascinated by the complexity of people, communities, and social change, Filippo has obtained years of experience assisting profit, non-profit, public and private organisations in their impact and sustainability-driven decision-making. He is currently a Senior Advisor at Human Foundation in Rome and the Secretary-General at Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia – Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.

Louis Wouters

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Wendy Braeken

Wendy, from Maakt Beter!, is a certified coach and a Level I SROI practitioner (with a Level III application underway). With expertise in evaluation and impact assessment across diverse fields, she played an active role in various change projects in Belgium, DRC Congo, Burundi, and Uganda, as well as in the evaluation and impact policy of Flander’s Community Education. She is passionate about fostering sustainable capacity building, enhancing internal capabilities at both strategic and management levels, and stakeholder engagement.

Rebecca Cain

Rebecca is one of Australia’s most experienced social impact practitioners. She advises not-for-profits, social enterprises, philanthropic funds, government agencies and corporates on how to manage for better impact. She is a Level 3 Advanced Practitioner with a passion for understanding the connections between social, environmental and economic value.

Timothy Lambert

Timothy is the Co-founder and CEO of Efiko Academy. He is a Level III accredited Social Value and SROI practitioner. Through his Associate role at SI3, a pioneering Social Impact Fund in Europe, as well as board positions, he has advised dozens of impact ventures and investors in their journey to understand, measure and manage their social impact. His passion for improving people’s lives and ensuring that impact measuring results in strategic and operational insights for decision-making is contagious.

Filippo Montesi

Fascinated by the complexity of people, communities, and social change, Filippo has obtained years of experience assisting profit, non-profit, public and private organisations in their impact and sustainability-driven decision-making. He is currently a Senior Advisor at Human Foundation in Rome and the Secretary-General at Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia – Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.

Louis Wouters

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Wendy Braeken

Wendy, from Maakt Beter!, is a certified coach and a Level I SROI practitioner (with a Level III application underway). With expertise in evaluation and impact assessment across diverse fields, she played an active role in various change projects in Belgium, DRC Congo, Burundi, and Uganda, as well as in the evaluation and impact policy of Flander’s Community Education. She is passionate about fostering sustainable capacity building, enhancing internal capabilities at both strategic and management levels, and stakeholder engagement.

Rebecca Cain

Rebecca is one of Australia’s most experienced social impact practitioners. She advises not-for-profits, social enterprises, philanthropic funds, government agencies and corporates on how to manage for better impact. She is a Level 3 Advanced Practitioner with a passion for understanding the connections between social, environmental and economic value.

Timothy Lambert

Timothy is the Co-founder and CEO of Efiko Academy. He is a Level III accredited Social Value and SROI practitioner. Through his Associate role at SI3, a pioneering Social Impact Fund in Europe, as well as board positions, he has advised dozens of impact ventures and investors in their journey to understand, measure and manage their social impact. His passion for improving people’s lives and ensuring that impact measuring results in strategic and operational insights for decision-making is contagious.

Filippo Montesi

Fascinated by the complexity of people, communities, and social change, Filippo has obtained years of experience assisting profit, non-profit, public and private organisations in their impact and sustainability-driven decision-making. He is currently a Senior Advisor at Human Foundation in Rome and the Secretary-General at Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia – Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.

Louis Wouters

Louis co-founded Efiko Academy after having served as an impact investment officer at a leading EU impact investment platform where he worked with hundreds of ventures in strategising and measuring impact. He holds an MSc in Economics, Law and Business from KU Leuven (Belgium) and gained practical experience in microfinance (Bangladesh) and impact strategy consulting (France). Louis serves on the Board of a social enterprise and as a member of a fund’s Impact Investment Committee where he’s known for his genuine drive to maximize the impact potential of initiatives. He is selected as one of Belgium’s 40 under 40.

Wendy Braeken

Wendy, from Maakt Beter!, is a certified coach and a Level I SROI practitioner (with a Level III application underway). With expertise in evaluation and impact assessment across diverse fields, she played an active role in various change projects in Belgium, DRC Congo, Burundi, and Uganda, as well as in the evaluation and impact policy of Flander’s Community Education. She is passionate about fostering sustainable capacity building, enhancing internal capabilities at both strategic and management levels, and stakeholder engagement.

Delivery format

The programme is offered in an in-house setting

In-house mentoring track


If you seek to empower your clients, partners or other constituencies with an impact strategy mentoring track, this package is for you. You get to book a dedicated mentoring track for your partners and are freely invited to participate in the sessions too. This offer is available from six participating organisations.

What's in this package?
Impact Strategy Design

Public Mentoring Schedule

March 2024 (6 seats left)

Starting date: Thursday, 14 March
First collective live session: Thursday, 21 March
Last day: Friday, 14 June

Within these 3 months, there will be various collective virtual live sessions, 1-on-1 support sessions, assignments and e-learning.

Impact Management based on stakeholder engagement will be a game changer for your organisation.

“Much of the strategic value of sustainability comes from the need to continually talk with and learn from key stakeholders. Through regular dialogue with stakeholders and continual iteration, a company with a sustainability agenda is better positioned to anticipate and react to economic, social, environmental and regulatory changes as they arise”.

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability, Harvard Business Review (2016)
Cover of the Impact Strategy Handbook

Impact Strategy handbook

Get your hands on the essential frameworks and practices you can leverage to inform your strategy definition process - all compacted in this downloadable handbook. 

Any questions?

Contact Timothy

CO-FOUNDER
Did you know that 92% of our course takers are satisfied? That’s why we boldly guarantee that our courses will not let you down. Contact me in case you have any questions about our courses.
Co-founder of Efiko Academy, Timothy
Any questions?

Contact Timothy

CO-FOUNDER
Did you know that 92% of our course takers are satisfied? That’s why we boldly guarantee that our courses will not let you down. Didn’t get what you expected from the course? Let us know and get a full reimbursement up to 15 days as an Autonomous Learner, or up to 5 days as a Social Learner.
FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Contact us at support@efiko.academy.

The course is sector-agnostic and slightly biased towards European players. It doesn’t require any prior knowledge or experience in impact measurement or management.

In case the minimum number of participants (i.e. four organisations) is not reached in the week preceding the start of the mentoring journey, your payment will be fully refunded within 10 days.

The programme doesn’t have the ambition to help you and system stakeholders develop a system map or collective impact strategy. We focus predominantly on defining and optimising your organisational strategy.

The programme is focused on providing sector agnostic guidance. It empowers you with frameworks, tools, guidance to progress by yourself. We indicate the path, you walk it. This is why this programme is a mentoring journey, not a consulting assignment.

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Do you have questions or feedback for this handbook or the Impact Strategy Design mentoring journey? Reach out to us via email at support@efiko.academy!

Best wishes,
The Efiko Academy team
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Click here to access the Competence Framework.

Do you have questions about this Competence Framework or Efiko's training opportunities? Reach out to us via email at support@efiko.academy!

Best wishes,
The Efiko Academy team