What Is the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership?

Through a variety of programs - for high school and college leaders to first-time political candidates and influential business and community leaders - the Sorensen Institute has established itself as a powerful and effective force for restoring public confidence in our political system. At the heart of every Sorensen program are three central themes: ethics in public service, the power of bipartisanship, and a concentrated study of public policy issues.

Meet Sorensen Alumni

Meet the esteemed alumni who completed our program and continued on to improve their communities.

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Explore our Programs

 Our leadership development programs focus on Virginia residents interested in becoming active in public service.

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CLP 2016: Day 5 - Wednesday, June 15

College Leaders Program, Class of 2016
Day Five: June 15, 2016
Reported by Tania Valencia, Virginia Commonwealth University

After being woken up by an incredibly sudden fire alarm this morning, it was certain that today would be quite eventful.

CLP 2016: Day 4 - Tuesday, June 14

College Leaders Program, Class of 2016
Day Four: June 14, 2016
Reported by Summer Joi Peebles, Old Dominion University

One by one, we all marched up a mountain of staircases to make our way to class.