This course has now taken place.

With the Government extending the requirements of the Social Value Act 2012, it has never been more important to be able to effectively measure and report on the social value added by your organisation. With some aspects of social value being considered to be non-tangible and many different methods to measuring social value being available, it can be difficult to navigate through and can act as a barrier to implementation.

This course outlines the principles of social value and will help you to develop a greater depth of awareness, knowledge and practical skills to help you embed social value within your organisation and will equip you with the tools to report on activities relating to social value in order to prove your organisation’s positive and local contribution.

About the Chair: Richard Dickins
Richard is the Managing Director of the Social Value Business and considered a leading subject matter expert on Social Value in the UK. Richard draws upon over 20 years of cross-sector experience when working with clients ranging from £1m to £5bn in turnover. Richard has built the Social Value Business on the belief that any organisation can be values-led; within the past 5 years he has supported 63 charities/social enterprises, 8 public sector spin outs, 6 Local Authorities, 2 CCGs, 11 Housing Associations and 3 multi-national corporations to embed social value.

Richard is a founder of the UK’s only Social Value Quality Mark and has shared his knowledge and insight through acting as Council Members for Social Enterprise UK, the Methodology & Assurance Committee and Council for the Development of SROI. Richard has worked with the Cabinet Office to deliver training and lectures and consults at Oxford, Manchester and Staffordshire Universities.  Alongside being a Royal Society for Arts and Economics (RSA) Fellow, Richard is also SEDFI qualified and historically an ISO Auditor.