Social Value International Launches New Levels of Practitioner Status and Online Support Package

Social Value International, with support from Joint Member Network Social Value UK, have launched a revamped Practitioner Status Pathway creating three new levels for professional development; ‘Associate’, ‘Accredited’ and ‘Advanced’ Practitioner status. In addition, SVI also launches today a brand-new package of online support led the Practitioner Package a 12-month tailored support programme.

A new tiered Practitioner Status Pathway

Social Value International are launching a new tiered pathway for SVI Practitioners.

On being an Accredited Practitioner, Hannah Marsh of Kingfisher Ltd stated:

On a professional level, I have found that being an SVI Practitioner has been invaluable. Professionally, as a consultant, it gives my clients an added level of confidence and adds weight to the whole process – particularly those that are less aware of Social Value to begin with.’

This pathway will see SVI practitioners develop their skills, knowledge and practice in social value, impact management and the practical application of the SVI framework in social impact assessment and SROI.  The SVI Framework is guided first and foremost by the Social Value Principles and supported by guidance and standards.  This pathway is designed to ensure that individuals across the SVI network have a good level of technical understanding theoretically and in practice. This then also becomes the pre-requisite for being an accredited SVI trainer and for provision of the SVI assurance and accreditation services.

There are now three levels of Practitioner status.

Ben Carpenter, SVI CEO states:

“This is a very exciting development for our members and the emerging profession. We have listened to our members and responded by designing two new levels of practitioner status. We look forward to continuing to work with members as we continue to create standards of best practice.”

Catherine Manning, SVI Assurance Manager says:

“The launch of an individual accreditation level recognising a strong theoretical knowledge of social value and impact management is a huge step forward for the professionalisation of the sector. There are many people with a solid understanding of the SVI Framework, and the purpose of impact management, who can now test their knowledge and skills through our first SVI social value and impact management exam and be formally recognised through the new Associate level.”

For more information on the Assurance and Accreditation services, contact Assurance Manager Catherine Manning. Or visit the following pages:

Assurance and Accreditation

Practitioner Status Pathway

To support this new Practitioner Status Pathway SVI are also launching a package of online support.

The Practitioner Package

Available to all members of Social Value International, including members of Joint Member Networks, the Practitioner Package is a 12-month programme available online from anywhere in the world.

The Social Value International Practitioner Package is broken down into six modules providing step-by-step practical guidance for applying the Principles of Social Value[1]. It includes the following;

  • New templates and short guidance notes
  • New videos to support learning
  • Regular live webinars with SVI staff and other practitioners
  • Fortnightly email nudges

This package is suitable for practitioners of all levels. Whether you have been on Accredited Social Value and SROI Practitioner Training or not, this online support programme is an ideal way of developing your skillset and embedding Social Value into your work.

The package is ideal for individuals who are working towards individual accreditation with SVI. You can find out more about becoming an SVI Practitioner here.

Equally, if you are already an SVI Practitioner it provides useful resources and access to continuous professional development.

Join a community of practitioners from all over the world who are developing their practice and embedding Social Value into their organisations and work.

Please note: The Practitioner Package is only available to current members of Social Value International or current members of one of our Joint Member Networks.

If you are not a member and would like to join, please head here.

The Practitioner Package costs £100. This fee gives you access to the online platform for a period of 12 months.

For more information on the Practitioner Package contact SVI on hello@socialvalueint.org


[1] https://socialvalueint.org/social-value/principles-of-social-value/

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