Case study: The value of peer learning

Social Value UK aims to support, connect, and represent its members through training, knowledge-sharing and networking. They aim to change the way society accounts for value. Catherine Manning from Social Value UK share her learning about the value of assessing peer learning.

The value of sharing

Hearing insights from people from across the whole sector is an invaluable way to discover what challenges, best practice, and new ideas are being addressed every day in a practical way. I have had so many key inspirations from what the impact champions bring to the sessions. The sessions are hugely interactive, so it allows for sharing across a vast range of experience. One of my favourite ideas so far is a ‘failure conference’, let’s talk about what’s gone wrong and how we are addressing it.

It has been hugely helpful to hear what is difficult. Some things that aren’t a surprise, such as time, resources and embedding ideas into practice. The uncomfortable feeling of admitting you are not ‘there’ yet and acknowledging that if you change you could be doing something better.

The Inspiring Impact programme has also offered me a far greater understanding of the practical challenges, successes, innovations and ideas that are being faced every day on the ground with organisations in the charity sector who are embedding this into their activities. It is theory in practice. Change in action.

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