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Announcing Gerard Grattan as a Level One Associate Practitioner!

Social Value UK are proud to announce Gerard Grattan, Director & Improvement Coach at Impactara Ltd., has achieved Level One Associate Practitioner status.

Impactara Ltd. is a continuous improvement consultancy based in Glasgow, Scotland. They support purpose-driven organisations, charities and social enterprises to make the most out of their existing resources with simple ways of working.

Ahead of this announcement, we had a discussion about our Practitioner Pathway and Gerard’s experience with the assessment process:

Why have you decided to undertake the Social Value International Practitioner Pathway? What has led to your application for Level 1 of Practitioner?

I started gaining insights into impact assessment and SROI 5 years ago whilst making the transition from an established career in the corporate sector towards a portfolio career putting positive impact at its centre. Up until now I would bring in experienced Social Value practitioners when needed in projects I was involved in and always enjoyed their approach and skills therefore decided it was time for me to boost my understanding and competence to do so.

What did you learn and find useful from this assessment process?

Learning about the principles and overall Value Map in a much deeper level to what I had seen before. I found the wealth of combined expertise and examples from others very powerful to translate what was on paper to real life application.

Now that you are a Level 1 Associate Practitioner what do you plan to do next to develop your practice? How do you plan to use your practitioner skills?

I intend to use upcoming clients work as an opportunity to practise these newly acquired practitioner skills to help clients understand, measure and manage their impact.

You have now joined a community of practice around the globe. What does this mean to you and why do you want to participate and contribute to the development of the methodology and overall social value movement?

I see the opportunity for impact assessment and SROI to become a global common approach to making better informed decisions for all organisations as they transition from purely profit driven to a more balanced purpose-led mindset. I am excited to be part of that opportunity and contribute where I can to the continued development of the methodology alongside the ever-growing community. I see the opportunity for impact assessment and SROI to become a global common approach to making better informed decisions for all organisations as they transition from purely profit driven to a more balanced purpose-led mindset. I am excited to be part of that opportunity and contribute where I can to the continued development of the methodology alongside the ever-growing community.

“I’m proud to have taken this first step becoming a Level 1 Associate Practitioner with Social Value International and reinforces my commitment to helping others have a more positive impact in this world.”

Gerard Grattan, Director & Improvement Coach at Impactara Ltd.

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