How do I know I am creating positive social value?

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally recognised framework for understanding, measuring and valuing social, economic and environmental outcomes. This two-day SROI practitioner training course is accredited by Social Value International and will equip you with a working knowledge of social value and SROI. The course will cover:

  • The philosophy behind SROI and the seven principles of social value
  • Practical exercises to understand, measure and value outcomes
  • Real applications and examples to show how your organisation can use the principles of Social Value and SROI to increase your impact

This course counts towards your accreditation as an SROI practitioner.*

About your presenters

Simon Faivel is an accredited SROI trainer and practitioner and leads SVA’s work in SROI. Simon brings a wealth of expertise and a depth of knowledge to the course, together with a passion for the subject and an engaging teaching style.

Joining Simon for the Sydney workshops will be accredited SROI practitioner Matt Bevan, Business Partner for Uniting. In his role at Uniting, Matt is supporting the development of a framework for measuring the social value created by Uniting in NSW and ACT. Matt believes that social impact measurement is achievable for all organisations willing to ‘give it a go’ and his preferred approach is to start simple and strive for incremental improvements over time.

*Note: after completing this course you will not be an accredited SROI practitioner. To become an accredited SROI practitioner you need to be a member of Social Value International or an affiliated national network, such as Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA), and you need to complete an SROI analysis and report that is assured by Social Value International.

Please see Social Value UK for further information about becoming an accredited SROI practitioner.

Registration Details

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SROI Training courses will be held over two days from 9.15 am – 4.30 pm in a CBD location. Places are available for our next training sessions:

Book for Sydney: 26 & 27 February 2018

Book for Melbourne: 13 & 14 March 2018

The booking links take you to TryBooking, our online registration site.

Group sizes are kept small, so register early to avoid disappointment.

If the training course you wish to book for is full or you would like to be notified of the next training dates, please email consulting@socialventures.com.au to be added to the waitlist.

Fee

$1,200 + GST per person, Non-profit Rate
$1,600 + GST per person, Standard Rate

Our scheduled training sessions run twice a year in Sydney and Melbourne but we are also able to offer training in other locations based on demand. We can also create tailored training for your organisation – to discuss these options, or for any other enquiries, please contact us at: consulting@socialventures.com.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course right for me?

Over the past seven years, executives, investors, managers, evaluators and consultants have all benefited from this practical course. Over the 2 days you work in pairs on your own project to apply the social value principles.

What can I read to understand more about SROI?

The following articles from the SVA Quarterly will help you understand SVA’s approach to SROI and social value:

SROI: Accounting for Value

Over the last decade, awareness and use of the social return on investment (SROI) methodology has risen dramatically amongst non-profit organisations, funders and governments. By linking inputs to impact – costs to social value – SROI enables organisations to understand whether, and how, all its stakeholders are benefiting from a program.

Getting the most out of SROI 

There are myriad ways to apply the SROI framework to better understand the social outcomes of your program or organisation. This article outlines how to choose the best approach as well as how others have used the SROI principles to support their decision-making.

Extended benefits of an SROI report

There can be additional benefits from an SROI analysis if it is approached in the right way.

What will we cover in the training?

Day 1

  • History, philosophy and principles of SROI and social value
  • Working on your impact map (in pairs):
    • Scope and stakeholders
    • Inputs and Outputs
    • Mapping outcomes

Day 2

  • Continue working on your impact map (in pairs) by defining:
    • Evidencing outcomes
    • Valuing outcomes
    • SROI filters
  • Understand valuation techniques
  • Understand the assurance and accreditation requirements
  • Discuss the implications for your work

 

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