Social Return on Investment Accredited Practitioner training

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Social Return on Investment Accredited Practitioner training

Written by Rebecca Cain | 28th March 2023

Training course information

Government and for-profit organisations $1600 (inc GST)

Not-for-profit and B Corps $1100 (inc GST)


How can you capture the value created for people and the environment in your decision-making and reporting? How do you design your programs and strategies with clarity and certainty around the impact you will be having?

You need Social Return on Investment!

About the course

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an internationally recognised approach for understanding and measuring the impact of a program, organisation or policy. Through engaging with stakeholders, it is possible to identify the social, environmental and economic impact generated, and place a financial value on this impact.

The course provides a step-by-step guide to get you started conducting an SROI, backed up by a range of practical group discussions and exercises.

Learners are provided with resources and templates to measure their social impact or conduct their own SROI analysis. While conducting an SROI is something that organisations typically do periodically, the components of an SROI – including stakeholder engagement, theory of change, collecting impact data and impact reporting – are used frequently.

This is your chance to learn from the leaders in social impact measurement. Think Impact’s training approach extends beyond the SROI methodology to introduce you to the tools and innovations tried and tested by our team of practitioners.

Completion of this course is a requirement for those wanting to become an SROI Accredited Practitioner. More information about becoming a Practitioner is available here.

Course structure

The course is delivered through four online sessions. Learners are encouraged to conduct exercises and review resources that are shared in between the sessions.

Learners attend all four of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday 22 August, 1–5pm AEST
  • Thursday 24 August, 1–5pm AEST
  • Tuesday 29 August, 1–5pm AEST
  • Thursday 31 August, 1-5pm AEST

The sessions will be recorded and made available for a month after the conclusion of the course for a recap on the content or for review should you be unable to attend any session. Attendance at the majority of the sessions is required to obtain your certificate of completion. Group discussions and one-on-one feedback sessions will be available on demand for the duration of the course.

Who is this course for?

The course will be invaluable to:

  • impact practitioners looking to measure your social impact or conduct SROIs
  • program managers seeking to enhance the client and impact focus of their activities
  • measurement and evaluation practitioners seeking to enhance their impact measurement expertise
  • organisations seeking to transform their culture and strategy around impact
  • organisations operating in consumer directed care markets or seeking impact investment that need to be able to measure client and government outcomes.

Some familiarity with skills such as program design, data collection and analysis or program reporting is beneficial. Pre-reading can be suggested for participants who wish to familiarise themselves with key concepts in advance of the course.

Your trainers

Rebecca Cain is an SROI Level 3 Advanced Practitioner and member of Social Value International’s panel of assessors for SROI report assurance and practitioner accreditation. She is one of Australia’s most experienced SROI practitioners and has conducted SROIs on topics as diverse as community housing, arts programs, youth justice, financial literacy, drug and alcohol programs and employment programs.

Natasha Rees is an SROI Level 2 Practitioner who leads many of Think Impact's SROI projects. Her most recent projects include conducting an award-winning SROI analysis on social procurement activities for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel infrastructure project and developing a methodology to calculate social value across dozens of initiatives across the globe.

Further information

Registrations close Monday 14 August. Book here

Please note session times vary depending on timezone:

ACT, NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS: 1–5pm
SA, NT : 12.30–4.30pm
WA: 11am–3pm

For more information contact Rebecca at