Capella University and think2perform Launch Research Institute

New partnership aims to improve leadership and organizational
effectiveness through research

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#capellaproud–Capella University and think2perform have partnered to launch the
think2perform Research Institute (t2pRI), a non-profit organization
focused on advancing leadership effectiveness by leveraging scientific
research to inform and improve real-life situations. The institute will
support, conduct and disseminate primary research, centered on business

t2pRI will create unique opportunities for Capella learners as they
interact with clients, business leaders and authors to produce
practical, evidence-based research findings that organizations can
implement to improve business. They get the chance to bring real-world
solutions to companies, network with leaders in their profession and
demonstrate competence to potential employers.

“The t2pRI partnership creates an exciting opportunity for Capella
learners and faculty,” says t2pRI Executive Director Dr. Bruce Fischer.
Fischer is a founding faculty member of Capella University, and
currently a senior core research faculty in the psychology program. “The
fellows will help inform and improve leadership, employee satisfaction
and organizational performance in real-life situations. They aren’t just
scholars, they are practitioners as well.”

think2perform Research Institute fellows are chosen from Capella’s Harold
Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science
. Students can apply for
the fellowship and go through a competitive selection process. After
being accepted, they conduct high-level research, engage in cohort
meetings, collaborate with the t2pRI Board, have the opportunity to
present findings and receive a stipend for their work.

The Institute’s research focus will address crucial business topics,

  • Organizational leadership and culture
  • Employee engagement
  • Emotional and moral intelligence
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Values and moral development
  • Leadership styles and skills development

About think2perform Research Institute

think2perform Research Institute (
aims to be a thought leader in advancing leadership effectiveness by
supporting, conducting and disseminating primary research centered on
organizational and individual development and effectiveness.

About Capella University

Capella University (
is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1993, the
university is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned
online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their
careers. As of September 30, 2016, more than 37,500 students were
enrolled in Capella’s bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate
programs. Known for its commitment to learner success, academic quality
and innovations in online education, Capella pioneered competency-based
direct assessment programs allowing students to learn at their own pace.
For more information, call 1.888.CAPELLA (888.227.3552).

About think2perform

think2perform is a consulting firm that improves the decision-making
skills and performance of individuals and organizations through
professional coaching, leadership consulting, and business development
services. Learn more at


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