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Social Value Canada – Get to know Practitioner Pathway Level 2

Get to know the Practitioner Pathway!

Social Value and Social Return on Investment (SROI) training gives professionals the tools to maximize the impact of their work and promote its value more effectively. Social Value International (SVI) sets standards for the use of social value tools, and Social Value Canada is the gateway to access this international accreditation for Canadians.

The SVI Practitioner Pathway has three tiers that are designed to reflect developing skills, knowledge and practice in social value. In addition, each level offers an advancement in impact management and the practical application of the SVI framework in social impact assessment and SROI.

In this newsletter we will introduce you to Level 2 of the Practitioner Pathway: Accredited Practitioner

Whether your organization is focused on maximizing impact, achieving social development goals, or addressing sustainability through ESG, now is the time to acquire the skills of social value thinking!

By joining the Professional Pathway, you will be showcasing your skills and expertise to potential clients, employers, or partners. You will also be joining an amazing community of experts who are shaping the standards and changing the way the world accounts for value.

The Social Value Accredited Practitioner is an internationally recognized qualification that demonstrates practical application of social value and impact management. It is an ideal qualification for people who are already Social Value Associates and are looking to demonstrate applied skills in social or environmental impact analysis, managing non-financial impacts, and social impact reporting. This certification can assist individuals in advancing their careers across a range of sectors.

To become a Level 2 Accredited Practitioner, you will already have a certified theoretical understanding of social value, impact management and SVI Framework for accounting for value guided by the Social Value Principles, demonstrated through your Level 1: Social Value status.

To progress to Level 2 Accredited Practitioner you will put this theoretical knowledge in to practice by undertaking a social value, or SROI analysis, and will be required to submit a report for assurance.

You are also required to have successfully completed an SVI Accredited Training course. This is a required step as it is fundamental to prepare you with the skills and knowledge to be able to undertake your social value or SROI practice.

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Criteria used for assessment include:

  • Applicant must receive a successful assurance of a Social Impact or SROI analysis. The below circumstances are allowed for Level 2 only:
  • Applicant must be a Level 1: Social Value Associate
  • Applicant must have completed an Accredited training program.
  • Applicant must provide a Personal Statement of Interest in Social Value and Impact Management
  • Applicant must achieve the successful completion of interview with a member of the Assurance Team.

Circumstances Allowed For Level 2 Accredited Practitioner Status:

At Level 2 Accredited Practitioner application there are some circumstances allowed that would not be allowed for application to Level 3 Advanced Practitioner status. These are:

  • Formal mentoring
  • Staggered assurance (i.e. the Pre-Assurance Outcomes Check)
  • A Limitation attached to your report (i.e. Limited Application of Principle 4: Only Include What is Material)

These circumstances offer Practitioners the opportunity to progress with their accreditation in a more supported manner, and also in circumstances where there may be some limitations to the practice undertaken.

Opportunities for progressions:

  • You can progress to AP Level 3
  • Eligibility for delivering short Social Value, Impact Management or SROI courses accredited by SVI

Level 2. Accredited Practitioner indicates achievement of practical skills and knowledge in the application of social impact and social value assessment.

Stand out from the crowd, and demonstrate your knowledge and skills in social value and impact management. Embark on the Professional Pathway today!

SVC Practitioner Database – Soon to be Launched!

At SVC we are working to meet the growing demand for SROI and Social Value Practitioners.

In order to do that we are launching a database for all people providing services connected to social value and impact. The database will help you connect with other practitioners and will support you in expanding your network.

We will be reaching out to all AP Level 1,2, and 3 Practitioners. If you would like to have your name and details in the database please get in touch here.

Upcoming Courses

Join us on September 26th, for a one-day, online course Introduction to Social Value and SROI.

In three 90-minute sessions, explore the fundamentals of SROI and how individuals and organizations can truly account for social value. This course is a great foundation for the two-day SROI practitioner course, great prep to sit the AP1 exam, or a useful standalone experience for those seeking to learn more about SROI. Click here to register!

All Upcoming SROI Introduction Courses:

Join us for Accredited Practitioner Training – a prerequisite for achieving AP Level 2. The next start date is September 19 (online). This course is designed for all seeking to deepen knowledge, to build skills in application, and to advance on the SVI Practitioner Pathway.

All Upcoming Accredited Practitioner Courses:

  • September 19-23 (10am-1pm) & September 29 (10:30-11:30), Register Now!
  • November 14-18 (10am-1pm) & November 24 (10:30-11:30), Register Now!

RIDDL achieved SVI Software Accreditation – Congratulations!

Join us in celebrating Canadian-born company RIDDL who have just achieved the SVI Software Accreditation!

RIDDL is a tech start up and was built to help organizations go beyond reporting of ESGs and impact and to understand the change that has been made from an investment or initiative. RIDDL is driven to help organizations better understand through data what actually delivers positive impact outcomes and what does not, allowing for companies and organizations to funnel more resources and repeat actions that work to solve our most complex social and environmental problems.

RIDDL says they chose the SVI software accreditation process because they hold the SVI methodology in high regard, as do their customers who know about social impact measurement and it was important for RIDDL to be authenticated as following a high-quality standard. It was also important that we the company is transparent on how SROI calculations were happening and following the SVI SROI methodology meant that RIDDL had committed to a certain method and that their customers could be confident in the SROI reports.

RIDDL also says that “The SVI accreditation means that we have built a better product, that we and our customers can have confidence in, that is transparent and aligns with highly regarded standards for impact measurement. We are very proud our team hit this product milestone.” Read the whole article here.

Social Value Canada Membership

Our Canadian network is bringing together a community of members interested in Social Value, Impact Management, and Social Return on Investment (SROI). Membership can be either individual or for a whole organization

Join Social Value Canada. Become part of an exciting global movement that seeks to change the way the world accounts for value. Be part of our international rising social value tide. Together we can lift all boats!

As an SVC member, you will be able to:

  • Gain access to the Canadian and international network of SVC
  • Be informed in the field’s newest developments
  • Build your expertise in social value and become a knowledge hub within your industry
  • Shape the agenda of the Canadian movement
  • Raise your profile and the awareness of your cause

Become a Social Value Canada Affiliate

SVC Affiliates are organizations that share our Canadian and global vision to address inequality and climate change, through decision-making that seeks to enhance the wellbeing for all.

There is no cost to affiliation, merely a mutual commitment to cross-post news, knowledge, and information about training and learning opportunities. SVC affiliates can offer their own members discounted access to SVC ‘happenings’.

As an affiliate you will also receive ongoing recognition as part of our national and international movement on the SVC website, in newsletters, and on social media. Contact Arnaud for more details.