A pioneering course examining all aspects of social replication and growth strategies including social franchising, licensing and directly managed growth. We are delighted to be running this course in Scotland in 2019.

What you’ll learn from this course

With insight and inside stories from practitioners and experts across all sectors, we will provide you with knowledge underpinning the principles of replication and the practical tools that you need to replicate and grow your organisation. The course offers an excellent opportunity for deals to be done and collaboration between organisations to begin.

  • Understand the concept of replication and consider the benefits and risks in the context of your organisation
  • Understand the various models of replication available: joint ventures, partnerships, dissemination, licensing and social franchising
  • Benefit from the experience of leading social franchises and understand the key factors underpinning success (eg. selecting the right franchisees, supporting franchisees, managing the network, managing the brand)
  • Understand the nuts and bolts of putting a replicated organisation into operation; creating and testing a business
SSE Fellow Shaun Fox, Founder of social enterprise Legacy Sports CIC

Shaun Fox, Legacy Sports CIC

“The most inspirational training that I have attended. The quality was amazing, the structure was obviously meticulously planned”

Who you will hear from

Practitioners from across commercial, public and not for profit sectors will share their experiences of replicating and scaling organisations.  You’ll hear what has worked, what hasn’t worked and what they would do differently if they had the chance.  Previous speakers have included:

  • Relate
  • Nesta
  • Big Issue Invest
  • Barclaycard
  • International Centre for Social Franchising
  • Franchising Works
  • McDonalds
  • Brook
  • Street League
  • Tatty Bumpkin
  • Advice UK



Course Timetable 2019

15th + 16th May 2019

10:30am – 4:30pm

Overview and Context

  • The replication concept, the replication context, why replicate?
  • Alternative forms of replication
  • Benefits, challenges and risks
  • Readiness factors
  • Legal issues

12th + 13th June 2019

10:30am – 4:30pm

Governance, quality, financial modelling

  • Financial modelling
  • Controlling quality of your core in a manual
  • Managing quality across a network
  • The franchisee’s perspective
  • Story of a successful scaled social franchise

17th – 18th July 2019

10:30am – 4:30pm

Impact, Brand, Commercial Franchising and other models

  • Measuring and evaluating impact
  • Commercial franchising & brand
  • Case study of an established social franchise
  • Directly managed growth
  • Social licensing

Who should attend

Social Replication and Scaling is suitable for senior staff at charities and social enterprises considering new routes to scale.

Previous participants have included:

  • Programme Manager, Mencap
  • Chief Executive, The Hampton Trust
  • Chief Executive, Pilotlight
  • Business Development Director, Care Co-Ops
  • Chief Executive, Hostel Hub
  • Development Manager, Chance UK
  • Communities Programme Manager, NUS
  • Head of Partnerships, Children England
  • Chief Executive, Citizen Coaching CIC



If you would like to discuss your suitability for the course, please contact David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email david.mcglashan@sse.org.uk.

SSE Fellow Rachel McLean

Rachel McLean, For Sanity's Sake

“After attending the course, I now have a realistic idea of what is involved in social franchising, the support franchisees would need and what makes a great franchise”


For this six day course, access to our speakers plus all course materials you pay:

  • Early-bird (book by 15th April 2019) £650
  • SSE Students / Fellows / Associate Fellows £725
  • Other organisations £770

Payment plans are available on this course.  For details, or for any other information about this course, please contact david.mcglashan@sse.org.uk or call David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120.

Book your place

For 15 May, 2019