Capella University and think2perform Launch Research Institute

January 24, 2017

New partnership aims to improve leadership and organizational effectiveness through research

MINNEAPOLIS, (Jan. 24, 2017) – 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 development.

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, including:

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