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How To Value Social Outcomes: A Masterclass

Masterclass Practitioner Training by Social Value UK

Ever wondered how to value intangible things like improvement in health, a decrease in isolation or a reduction in pollution?

Putting a value on social outcomes can be a challenging part of evaluation and social impact analysis, even if you are familiar with research and accounting.

In a world of many options for measuring social impact and social value, this 1-day masterclass will help you through the options available to you and introduce you to all the main tools, and techniques for valuing social outcomes.

The masterclass will focus on ways to value the social and environmental outcomes caused by your activities that have no market price. We will look at value from multiple perspectives, focusing on value created for your service users, customers, employees and other stakeholders including the state.

This masterclass is suitable for practitioners working at (or for) organisations of all sizes and in different sectors including businesses involved in public sector procurement or social purpose organisations (charities, social enterprises or voluntary organisations). We welcome attendance from commissioners or investors/funders in social projects.

Although we will learn with some practical exercises, the masterclass will not be overly technical, and you won’t need Microsoft Excel or a degree in maths – we will look more at definitions and principles that will enable you to use figures credibly and appropriately!

The Masterclass will include:

  • What is social value?
  • Why should we measure it?
  • A-Z of valuation approaches with exercises to learn how to apply the most popular techniques.
  • Getting recognition and credibility of your work – through assurance and certification
  • Navigating the landscape of tools and frameworks:

o   Myths and jargon busting

o   Types of value – who makes the value judgement

o   Sources of value data

o   Levels of rigour for different purposes – being confident and credible

Upcoming dates

There are no upcoming dates due to COVID-19

Training is delivered by Social Value UK Training Manager, Tim Goodspeed.

Tim is the UK training manager for Social Value UK. He is one of the authors of the Guide to SROI (originally sponsored by UK Govt Cabinet Office), contributed to a recent publication on The Value Game and is a member of the Social Value International Methodology Committee.

As well as training and writing about social value, Tim has extensive experience of valuation exercises from low to high rigour, for example: Tim advised on a model of social value using existing external secondary data, for example the Sport England Report (Davies, et all 2016).

Tim has also developed more rigorous analysis too such as this example in the Magna Vitae SROI (morethanoutputs, 2018) and his work for the Bradford Literature Festival Evaluation (morethanoutputs, 2018).


1-day Masterclass

£295 (+ VAT) for non-members of Social Value UK

£220 (+ VAT) for SVUK members (25% discount)

2-day Masterclass

£600 (+ VAT) for non-members of Social Value UK

£450 (+ VAT) for SVUK members (25% discount)

If you have any questions about the suitability of this course or pricing please contact us.


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