Impact measurement applying the Principles of Social Value and SROI
The leading accredited course empowering you with the skills to measure and manage the social impact of any initiative by applying the Principles of Social Value.
Fast-track your skills in measuring, reporting and managing social impact. Immediately apply Impact Measurement, Social Value and SROI (Social Return on Investment) concepts to your projects with practical tools, exercises and insights. Developed together with SVI (Social Value International), this course will allow you to learn the foundations of impact measurement and progress to more advanced practices like outcome valuation and materiality assessments. Earn a certificate of completion that puts you on the path to becoming an Accredited Social Value Professional (Read more).
Who this course is for
What you will learn
Measure impact using Social Value and SROI
The course starts with the foundations of impact measurement and gradually progresses to more advanced practices like outcome valuation and materiality assessments.
5 x 2-hour sessions (social package)
Spice up & confidently progress in your learning with live sessions, where you can exchange experiences & delve deeper into topics of interest with an accredited trainer & like-minded peers!
In this Chapter, you will learn to recognise and convincingly communicate how measuring and managing impacts can generate benefits for your work. You will understand what social impact is and the ways to assess it based on the five dimensions of impact and the eight Principles of Social Value. Moreover, we will learn to recognise the different impact management approaches, their advantages, limits and relationships.
By the end of the second chapter you will be able to analyse a social or environmental problem by conducting root-cause analysis and define strong and compelling impact goals for an organisation. You will also learn how to create a powerful Theory of Change, or in other words a plan for achieving your impact goals.
In Chapter 3, you will learn to identify stakeholders and meaningfully segment them as well as to define relevant outputs and outcomes (effects or changes) to report and improve. This will allow you to apply the materiality test to prioritize what really matters.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to find appropriate indicators to measure outcomes and define thresholds. We will learn to set thresholds to identify expected amounts of change and identify the duration of these changes and when we are accountable for them. Lastly, you will be capable to measure change against a baseline and create a questionnaire to capture and analyse data for reporting and improvements.
In this chapter, you will learn to attribute value to stakeholder changes in expected outcomes and report and identify improvements through valuation techniques, including the social value and SROI calculation. By the end of the Chapter, you will be able to successfully plan to achieve positive impacts that are valuable to society and the planet.
By the end of Chapter 6, you will be able to identify and assess the counterfactual or ‘what could have happened anyway’ - otherwise known as deadweight as well as the contribution/attribution factor of others which affects your impact. You will also learn to determine the net impact of your contribution and evaluate it to properly report and identify improvements.
This last chapter is all about impact management: you will learn to transparently report impact results to external stakeholders and leverage your results to support strategic and operational decision-making. Moreover, you will be able to recognise the importance of embedding impact management and identify the key requirements to creating a culture of impact management in an organisation.
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The course is accredited by Social Value International. This means that upon completing it you obtain a Certificate of Completion that unlocks Level 2 & Level 3 of the Social Value Practitioner Pathway
This certification will be valuable to you if you seek to grow in sustainability consulting, report assurance and accreditation, or impact investin.
This course is mainly designed to train beginners and intermediate level practitioners. The complexity of the content increases with every chapter but many examples, exercises and case studies will help you build self-confidence and deep understanding in each dimension of the curriculum.
If you are an advanced practitioner, we recommend you take the Social learning experience in order to get opportunities to share experiences and ask questions to an expert and a group of peers.
All sessions are recorded and made available to social learners participating to a cohort. As the value of the Social Package lies in the networking opportunity and learning from & with peers and the expert, we ask to be present for at least half of the sessions.
The Autonomous package includes 14+ hours of bite-sized content, including a wealth of case studies, practitioner insights and exercises. You will have access to the downloadable Impact Map, a tool to measure the social value and SROI of your activity, and you will be invited to join a diverse community of Impact Practitioners on the Efiko community platform.
The Social package includes everything of the Autonomous package, plus a series five interactive sessions of 90 minutes with an accredited expert and a group of peers. It allows you to ask your questions, share experiences and delve further into the topics covered in the course.
Both the Autonomous and Social package are accredited by Social Value International and come with the Certificate of Completion, allowing you to progress on the SVI practitioner pathway.
In all packages, you’re invited to join the community platform where you can ask your burning questions.
If you’re enrolled as a Social Learner, you’re also invited to ask any question you have in the live sessions with the trainer. The lead trainer of the course will draw up an agenda based upon the learners’ questions.
For any other questions, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to support you!
The content will soon be subtitled in various languages.
Do you prefer to study on your own and at your own pace? That’s also possible with the Autonomous package, which allows you to plan your learnings whenever fits you best.
Social Value International (SVI) is a leading global standard setter for social impact measurement & management, social value and SROI (Social Return on Investment). Itis a registered charity with 25 national networks across the world and members in over 45 countries. SVI works closely with international partnersincluding the OECD, UNDP and contributes to the Impact Management Project (IMP) to set global standards for impact management.
We also offer B2B/group offers. If you’re interested, please have a look at our For Teams page and request a demo.
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Certificate of completion
Earn a renowned Certificate of Completion that sets you on the path of becoming an Accredited Social Value Practitioner.
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Social Value International (SVI) is a leading global standard setter for social impact measurement & management, social value and SROI (Social Return on Investment). It is a registered charity with 25 national networks across the world and members in over 45 countries. SVI works closely with international partners including the OECD, UNDP and contributes to the Impact Management Project (IMP) to set global standards for impact management.
What learners say about their experience
The templates and case studies helped to contextualise the learning. There could be more interaction – beyond asking to contribute to the community platform.
When particpating in the social aspect of the course, it provides the reassurance that others were working through similar challenges. It built a sense of community, therefore I would highly recommend joining the social package.
The way Adam facilitated the group was fantastic, everyone got an opportunity to talk. Because of this approach I felt my perspective was valuable and important! Great for confidence!
My favourite aspects of the course were the digestible content, interactive exercises and insightful live sessions.