Executive Programme

A programme of one-day and half-day sessions aimed at leaders seeking to improve their organisation’s social, economic or environmental impact.

Each briefing gives an overview of a specific methodology or way of working, its benefits and how you might incorporate it into your improvement strategy.

We have developed the programme in response to requests from senior decision makers within charities, local government and the private sector. All sessions are aimed at CEOs, directors of programmes and all senior decision-makers within charities, not-for-profits, social enterprises, local government and the private sector but please contact us if you are not sure if a session will be right for you.

All briefings are developed and delivered by NEF Consulting directors and senior associates who are expert in consultancy and training as well as in the methodologies described.  The sessions will be partly tailored to each participant group to ensure examples and other content is appropriate to your needs. They are highly interactive with question and answer sessions and, where appropriate, group discussions.

There will be no more than six participants at each briefing and there will often be just three or four participants.

We can also conduct briefings on a one-to-one basis or exclusively for your team  – please contact us for details.

In addition to those listed below, we can offer briefings on a full range of topics.  We can also offer training tailored to your needs,  mentoring, hand holding and a wide range of advice services. Please contact us to discuss your needs. 


Executive Programme for 2018


Launch offer: Book two places on any of the following before 14 April 2018 for a £100 discount* on the total invoice value. Please quote EXB100 in the promotional code box when booking.
*NB: Only one discount can be used for each booking you place.  This applies to all discounts listed on this website or in our promotional mailings.

See below, or follow the links, for details of the following briefing sessions:

Dates to be confirmed:

  • Sustainability in commissioning
  • Sustainability in procurement
  • Commissioning for outcomes and co-production
  • Developing a strategy for change: creating a Theory of Change, measuring wellbeing and more
  • Measuring social impact

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To book a place on any of these sessions go to the open training booking form.


Improving Relationships for Greater Impact

Organisations thrive on relationships.  Teams or programmes can’t achieve their aims if their members can’t get on with each other.  Every organisation has relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders that can affect both its own performance, its communities and its wider impact.

In this half-day session, developed and delivered by NEF Consulting senior associate Vincent Neate, you will learn how to improve your organisation’s stakeholder relationships through a better understanding of:

  • Relational Thinking – the practice of putting the relationship first in everything you do. You can use this one structural model in both one-to-one relationships and in relationships that involve many people.
  • Relationships as a response to the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment.
  • The Common Good Builder, a problem-solving methodology designed to bring multiple stakeholders together to find a mutually agreed and satisfactory solution to a common problem. Organisations can use the Common Good Builder in problem solving with stakeholder groups, team building, setting objectives and goals, innovation, crisis recovery, and community engagement. It was first developed by Together for the Common Good.

When and where: 24 April 2 – 5 pm at our offices in London.
Price: £325  + £65 VAT (£390) Reg. Charity: £275 + £55 VAT (£330)  BOOK HERE by 14 April
This briefing can also be offered for up to 6 people from one organisation, on a date agreed and held at our London office. Contact us  for details and a price.


Social Return on Investment (SROI)

How and when it can benefit your organisational impact

A one-day briefing on the SROI methodology and the benefits you can derive from its use. It is delivered by one of the world’s most experienced SROI practitioners, Michael Weatherhead who will draw on a wealth of examples to illustrate how the methodology has brought benefits to organisations across sectors and countries.

“Thank you for your thought provoking and informative whistle stop tour of SROI…extremely interesting and useful. The projects you have been involved in are amazingly inspiring.”
Louise Richards, Community Participation Manager, Literature Wales

Topics covered include:

  • Theory of Change
  • Measuring social impact
  • Valuing social impact
  • Modelling return on investment

By the end of the course, you will have a clear understanding of:

  • SROI and its benefits.
  • Where the methodology might be best applied within your organisation

When and where: 21 November,  9.30 – 5 pm at our offices in London.
Price: £395 + £79 (£474)  Reg. Charity: £345 + £69 VAT  (£414)  Book by 1 May: £50 discount*. BOOK HERE
This briefing can also be offered for up to 6 people from one organisation, on a date agreed at our London office. Contact us for details and a price.


Total Contribution

Demonstrating the value your business delivers to society, the economy and the environment

Demonstrating your Total Contribution can lead to real business benefits for your organisation. This half-day briefing will help leaders understand how their organisations can use the approach to identify and demonstrate the social, economic and environmental impact created through their supply chain and the activities within their business. Graham Randles will draw on examples such as our work with the Crown Estate to illustrate Total Contribution in practice.

Topics covered include:

  • How the Total Contribution approach can help you:
    • Monitor progress over time.
    • Create a baseline against which you can measure progress.
    • Inform your strategic decision making.
  • When it is best to use Total Contribution and how it compares to other approaches.

When and where: 23 May, 2 – 5.30 pm at our offices in London.
Price: £345  ++ £69 VAT  (£414) Reg. Charity: £295 + £59 VAT (£354)  Book by 1 May: £30 discount*. BOOK HERE
This briefing can also be offered for up to 6 people from one organisation, on a date agreed and held at our London office. Contact us for details and a price.


Measuring Local Economic Impact with LM3

For local authorities and public sector suppliers

LM3, Local Multiplier 3, was first developed by NEF as a simple and understandable way of measuring local economic impact. The model has been refined and improved based on work with all 26 local authorities in the North East of England, with over £3 billion of annual spending with 140,000 suppliers. This work formed an important step in influencing national procurement policy and areas of legislation such as Social Value Act and National procurement and sustainability policies.

Construction companies are using the model widely to measure social and economic value. Public sector organisations are incorporating LM3 as a standard measure of added value.

What you will learn

  • How to use the methodology as a common language for a collaborative and objective approach to both demanding and demonstrating public value.
  • How the methodology can be implemented through procurement frameworks and across corporate structures.
  • Public sector participants will learn how to incorporate LM3 as a standard measure of added value when considering procurement decisions.
  • Suppliers to the public sector will learn how the model can be used to measure social and economic value, helping their public sector clients with their procurement decisions.

When and where:  24 May, 2 – 5.30 pm at our offices in London.
Price: £325  + £65 VAT (£390) Reg. Charity: £275 + £55 VAT (£330)  Book by 1 May: £30 discount*.  BOOK HERE
This briefing can also be offered for up to 6 people from one organisation, on a date agreed and held at our London office. Contact us for details and a price.


Creating Social Value in Regeneration Projects

A  half-day briefing on creating social value within regeneration projects, delivered by NEF Consulting’s Managing Director, Graham Randles. He will explain how integrating social value into the planning process can deliver better outcomes for everyone, especially local communities. Examples will include how a local authority used a new Social KPI within a regeneration programme. Graham will also draw on his many years’ experience of working with local government, planners and developers.

By the end of the course, you will have a clear understanding of:

  • Social Value and how it can be demonstrated within regeneration projects.
  • How to develop a strategy around social value.

When and where: 14  June, 2 – 5.30 pm at our offices in London.
Price: £325  + £65 VAT (£390) Reg. Charity: £275 + £55 VAT (£330)  Book by 1 May: £30 discount*.  BOOK HERE
This briefing can also be offered for up to 6 people from one organisation, on a date agreed and held at our London office. Contact us for details and a price.


Who will be leading the sessions

Graham Randles, Managing Director, NEF Consulting

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Graham has spearheaded a strategic drive to apply market-leading methodologies for social impact assessment  to a wide range of applications, from national and international charities to public authorities and corporate reporting. Graham directed the development of the Total Contribution approach for The Crown Estate to value the economic, social and environmental contribution that the business delivers to the UK. Graham developed and delivered the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code and major projects for CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply), Defra and WRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Programme). For more information click here

Michael Weatherhead, International Director, NEF Consulting

Michael is one of the world’s most experienced SROI practitioners and trainers in multiple approaches to measuring value for money. He has trained and advised a wide variety of organisations to help them measure their social, economic and environmental impact. Michael has brought an understanding and use of wellbeing in decision making into organisations as diverse as the UK National Health Service (NHS), Woolworths and Timberland. The research underpinning the tools and processes he has co-created draw on the work of the Nobel economics prize winner, Elinor Ostrom, and the growing field of study, positive psychology. For more information click here

Vincent Neate, NEF Consulting Associate

Vincent Neate works with NEF Consulting as an associate. He is founder and director of Relationship Capital Strategies Ltd and was previously Head of Sustainability Services, Partner at KPMG. He is an experienced consultant, coach and mentor. Vincent divides his time between his three passions: impact investment, relational thinking and working with non-profit organisations that are changing the nature of how a common problem is addressed.

 


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