To scale up the roll-out and adoption of the SDG Impact Standards to businesses and investors, UNDP has partnered with Social Value International (SVI) to deliver the SDG Impact Standards Train-the-Trainer Course. The course is for individuals who wish to become Accredited Trainers of the SDG Impact Standards and receive a license to deliver high-quality, consistent training and support on the SDG Impact Standards.
The SDG Impact Standards, developed by UNDP SDG Impact, provide a universal framework and management approach for the advancement of sustainability and the SDGs amongst businesses, investors, and policy makers. The SDG Impact Standards have been designed as an overarching decision-making framework. They connect existing frameworks and tools, filling gaps that are slowing down progress towards operating sustainably and contributing positively towards the SDGs. The SDG Impact Standards are the missing piece in the puzzle, and there is increasing acknowledgment that businesses and investors need these to bring all their existing work together. As a result, there is increasing global demand for high-quality, accredited training to businesses and investors on how to implement the SDG Impact Standards.
The Train-the-Trainer course equips attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to be Accredited Trainers for the SDG Impact Standards. The SDG Impact Standards Train-the-Trainer course is for experienced IMM professionals and trainers who want to build their own capacity and work as part of a global community accelerating the adoption of the SDG Impact Standards. Those who want to gain a better understanding of the SDG Impact Standards in order to adopt them, can soon enroll onto a training course delivered by Accredited Trainers. Click here for a list of Accredited Trainers for the SDG Impact Standards.
Delivered by two highly experienced trainers from UNDP and SVI, each Train-the-Trainer course is limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure a personalized training experience.
Over the course of the 16 hours, attendees will learn how to successfully deliver the accredited SDG Impact Standards Training materials to businesses and investors. The Train-the-Trainer course will cover the following:
The SDG Impact Standards Train-the-Trainer course can be delivered either online or in person.
Following the 16 hours of training, there is a one-hour assessment for participants seeking the Accredited Trainer status. For this assessment, trainers will be provided with a set of slides and be asked to deliver 40 minutes presentation and 20 minutes of Q&A on the content of the SDG Impact Standards.
Not only will you be recognised as an Accredited Trainer for the SDG Impact Standards with a license to use the SDG Impact Standards Training Materials, SVI and UNDP will also promote your status and support you to deliver the SDG Impact Standards Training to the market.
You will also become part of the Accredited Trainer community; giving you access to continuous professional development sessions and new training materials – as well as opportunities to work with pioneering businesses and investors.
To attend the SDG Impact Standards Train-the-Trainer course, you must meet the following criteria:
Participants will be charged a one-off training fee to attend the training course and undertake the assessment process. On the successful completion of the assessment process, participants will be charged an annual licensing fee in order to become an Accredited Trainer for the SDG Impact Standards. The annual licensing fee will contribute towards administrative costs, updating of training materials, building a repository of relevant examples and case studies, supporting continuing professional development and the ongoing development of the community of practice.
Both fees are in accordance with the tiered pricing structure based on the income level of countries in which the trainer operates.
We are also able to offer this course on an “in-house” basis, delivered in partnership with your organization. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about this delivery option.
SVI and SDG Impact are now conducting the SDG Impact Standards Train-the-Trainer course to individuals and organizations around the world. If you would like to express your interest in being involved in an upcoming course, and in the opportunity of becoming an Accredited Trainer for the SDG Impact Standards, please fill in this form.
SDG Impact and SVI are developing a training course to prepare potential assurers to deliver assurance engagements in a consistent way. The Accredited Assurers for the SDG Impact Standards will be eligible to assure organizations who have adopted the SDG Impact Standards and determine whether they have met the minimum thresholds in order to apply for the SDG Impact Seal.
The SDG Impact Standards Assurer Training Course may be expanded to include local market partners in the future to enable and facilitate delivery the SDG Impact Standards Assurance process in local languages and with local market context.
The launch of the Accredited Assurer for SDG Impact Standards Training Course will follow in due course. Stay tuned.
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