Center for Integrative Leadership Executive Director Vanessa Laird and Co-Academic Directors Kathy Quick and Myles Shaver are among the interdisciplinary team of principal investigators for the Shared Leadership Lab research project beginning in the 2016-17 academic year.  This research is made possible by the University of Minnesota’s Grand Challenges Research Initiative and also names Akosua Addo (College of Liberal Arts) and Hari Osofsky (Law) as principal investigators.  The Lab is designed to analyze success factors from hybrid governance, organizational and funding models to address complex societal challenges. These models vary in both form and application, including, for example, inter-governmental or public-private collaborations, community-state task forces and social enterprise organizations.  Using common survey and interview methodologies, the Lab will provide a unique site for developing comparative analysis and actionable guidance regarding shared leadership and its success factors. This research will help guide scholarship and interdisciplinary research processes – indicating how and where to engage most effectively to maximize impact.