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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:50 am

800 respond to IPFW leadership PhD survey

Lisa Green | The Journal Gazette

IPFW staff is tabulating results of a survey that attracted 800 responses that should shed light on how to develop a leadership Ph.D. program for the region.

Friday was the last day people could respond to the online survey, which included several questions such as motivation for enrolling in such an advanced degree and any potential barriers.

IPFW had a meeting in October with a focus group of 40 about the interdisciplinary Ph.D. concept. The program is expected to have concentrations in multiple areas, including education, business and health sciences. The online survey followed the initial positive response from the focus group, officials said earlier this month.

An October report from Development Dimensions International, a talent management consultancy, suggests there's room for more leadership training.

An estimated $50 billion a year "is being spent on developing leaders worldwide," according to the report, "Behind The Best: Talent Practices of Top-Ranked Organizations." But just 37 percent of leaders in one study rated their organization's leadership development program as effective.