A DIVISION OF THE L. DOUGLAS WILDER SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Research Services

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute undertakes original scholarship, as well as customized research for sponsoring clients, including governmental agencies, educational organizations and nonprofits.

Services include:

  • Program evaluation and policy analysis
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Survey design
  • Field-based data collection such as focus groups
  • Needs assessment
  • Research consultation and support

To fully realize our mission, the institute creates new knowledge that positively advances social equity and leadership development for individuals, organizations and communities.

Research Principles

Creating a learning environment

  • Advance the understanding of emerging models of leadership.

Building collaborative partnerships

  • Provide shared learning and networking opportunities within the university and the community to empower and develop leaders.

Strengthening a commitment to results

  • Create positive change that encourages dialogue about the qualities that make leadership for social equity effective.

Envisioning a brighter future

  • Advance new ideas and solutions.
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