Study Trips

The study trip is a multi-day learning excursion to a nationally or internationally respected nonprofit agency. All LeaderSpring Fellows have an opportunity to take a study trip during the second year of their Fellowship. Previous international destinations include: Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; San Salvador, El Salvador; and Kathmandu, Nepal. The main goals of the study trips are to: 

  • Help Fellows achieve their stated learning goals for the Fellowship.

  • Learn concrete tools and ideas that Fellows can apply to their agency.

  • Gain inspiration by observing other agencies and leadership models.

  • Take time away from day-to-day work for individual learning and reflection.

 
Kim Moore Bailey, East Bay Class of 2018 (pictured center), with the youth participants in the SEAS Community Initiative of the Kitasoo Band in Klemtu, Canada.

Kim Moore Bailey, East Bay Class of 2018 (pictured center), with the youth participants in the SEAS Community Initiative of the Kitasoo Band in Klemtu, Canada.

 
The study trip was one of the most profound experiences of my professional career. I would actually rate it higher than a seven if the scale allowed. Throughout my trip, I was learning new concepts, policies, and strategies that I could immediately apply in my work.  I got so much more out of the experience than I could have imagined.
— Eli Horn, San Francisco Class of 2007