Measure impact using 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 Social Return on Investment (SROI) 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).
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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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You obtain the certificate of completion by following the 9 hours content delivered by Dr. Adam Richards, SVI’s Director of Impact.
The certificate is a valuable asset if you seek to work in sustainability consulting, impact investing or for a non-profit or social enterprise. It will position you for roles related to Fundraising, Measurement & Evaluation, Impact Investing and Product & Service design. Moreover, the course is Accredited by Social Value International and will allow you to progress on the pathway to becoming an Accredited Social Value Practitioner.
If you are an advanced practitioner, this course may offer advantages as well. It will allow you to join live sessions with experts and get tailored feedback on your cases or questions. It is also a way to secure a valuable certification and let your current impact strategy be challenged by the trainer.
The Social package includes everything of the Autonomous package, plus a series live sessions of 90 minutes with the lead trainer and 10-15 peers spread over 2 months. It allows you to ask your questions live and get support from the expert trainer. You will have access to the recordings in case you would miss a session.
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.
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. In other cases, firstname.lastname@example.org is always open for questions.
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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 social learning was a good experience. After the course, I am now thinking of setting out a structured approach to social value engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
My cohort trainer, Filippo, was very knowledgeable and helpful!
The training with Efiko academy was informative and relevant. I enjoyed networking with other social value professionals and experiencing more of the social impact landscape, helping me to recognise where I am on my journey and where I need to go!
Efiko’s self-directed course offers a solid platform for engaging in impact management. Previous reading only got me so far – I valued the fresh insights this training offered.