This masterclass will draw on the latest thinking and best practice in how boards are driving and improving quality of social value outcomes.
Social value increasingly features in central and local government thinking and is a key organisational requirement for housing associations looking to minimise the impact of austerity on their customers, in the context of increased competition for resources. With the Social Value Act likely to be strengthened, social value generation must be considered more than just a nice to-do.
Boards have a duty to ensure the Regulator for Social Housing’s Neighbourhood and Community Standard is met. Boards should ensure compliance with the standard by encouraging economic, environmental and social wellbeing where they have properties. Ensuring compliance requires specialist knowledge and skills, in order to challenge and support existing activities and reports. Board members should also be able to assess that organisations are being true to their charitable objectives.
This masterclass will draw on the latest thinking and best practice in how boards are driving and improving quality of social value outcomes. It will provide practical questions which board members can ask, provide specific advice on how to act as a board level champion, and how to objectively assess where organisations should improve.
What will you learn?
• What methods and techniques are available to organisations to assess their social impact
• How to decide what level of detail and level of social value reporting is necessary for the board
• How to embed social value within your organisation
• How to establish a social value improvement plan
• What questions should be asked when considering social value reports
• How social value considerations can be integrated into decision making
• Better understanding for board members, and questions they should be asking their organisations
• Improved confidence in driving forward Social Value within an organisation
• An understanding of a whole organisation approach to Social Value
• Improved understanding of Social Value outcomes and the emerging policy context
£200 + eventbrite fees