All LeaderSpring fellows have an opportunity to take a study trip during the second year of their fellowship. The study trip is a three to four-day learning trip to a nationally or internationally respected nonprofit agency (previous international destinations: Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; San Salvador, El Salvador; Kathmandu, Nepal). The main goals of the study trips are as follows:
- 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 agency and leadership models.
- Take time away from day-to-day work for their personal learning and reflection.
2017 Study trip mentor agencies
LeaderSpring Executive Coaching is a complement to the comprehensive two-year Fellowship Program, and provides Fellows with at least 10 hours of executive coaching with the goal of supporting their growth as leaders. LeaderSpring’s coaching relies on interactive participation and collaboration by both the coach and Fellow.
The fellow and coach decide on the details of the coaching alliance during an initial design session and build upon it throughout the working relationship. The coaching addresses overall goals, specific projects, and general conditions in the Fellow’s life or profession that relate to the outcomes they wish to achieve as a participant in the Fellowship.