Social Value & SROI Training

How do I know I am creating positive social value?

Social Value and Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally recognised framework for understanding, measuring and valuing social, economic and environmental outcomes. This two-day 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 social value, 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 a social value or SROI practitioner.*

About your trainer

Simon Faivel is an accredited Social Value and SROI trainer and practitioner. Simon has been with SVA for more than a decade 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.

*Note: after completing this course you will not be an accredited Social Value or SROI practitioner. To become an accredited Social Value or 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 a Social Value or SROI analysis and report that is assured by Social Value International.

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

Registration Details

The Social Value and SROI training courses will be held over two days from 9.15 am – 4.30 pm at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre in Melbourne and Collective Purpose in Sydney. Places are available for our next training sessions:

Book for Melbourne: 4 & 5 March 2019

Book for Sydney: 27 & 28 March 2019

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

The training numbers are kept small, so register early to avoid disappointment.

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


$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:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course right for me?

Over the past decade, executives, investors, managers, evaluators and consultants have all benefited from this practical course. We have found professionals with varied backgrounds have gained a lot from the course that can be used immediately in their everyday work. It is fast paced course, and we cover a lot of different topics and different styles of thinking.

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: Evolution or Revolution

At the core of the evolution of SROI over the past 10 years is the belief that society needs to change how we account for value. Over this time, there has been a growing focus on organisations using SROI to inform how they manage their activities, outcomes and impact instead of simply producing an SROI report. The evolution of SROI can be largely attributed to a growing sophistication in understanding, measuring and valuing change.

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:

Evidencing outcomes

Valuing outcomes

Defining the SROI filters (deadweight, attribution, displacement)

Understand valuation techniques

Understand the assurance and accreditation requirements

Discuss the implications for your work