TOMODACHI NPO Leadership Study Tour is a two-week long leadership program that provides up to ten grassroots NPO leaders with the opportunity to travel to the United States to meet with American NPOs and NGOs in order to network and learn best practices.
2013 NPO Leadership Study Tour
The 2013 TOMODACHI NPO Leadership Study Tour was a two-week leadership program that took place in San Francisco, California and Seattle, Washington from October 27 – November 9, 2013.
Ten NGO/NPO leaders were selected to learn about capacity building, funding, and increase their management/leadership skills in order to help create a stronger more vibrant NGO sector in Japan.
- Visit and meet with senior leaders and staff from exemplary U.S. nonprofit organizations to share leadership principles and examine challenges and successes for building organizational capacity
- Participate in a seminar led by an expert in nonprofit and public management from the University of Washington
- Network with a broad array of American nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations
- Observe best practices in strategic communication, leadership, change management marketing and fundraising
The focus of this seminar was to improve leadership capacity and organizational management through the development and use of action plans. Read more>>
Utilizing the knowledge and best practices gained from this program experience, each participant returned to Japan with an individual plan of action that he/she created to improve specific areas of his/her leadership skills or organization’s capacity.