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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Recruit for our programs

Know someone who would be a good candidate for a Sorensen program? Tell us about them!

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Spring Gala honored Virginia women in leadership (audio)

We had a great evening Tuesday at our Spring Gala honoring Virginia Women in Leadership. Our incredible panelists discussed their own paths to leadership and offered guidance to women considering running for office. You can stream the remarks below, or visit SoundCloud for more options.

Our panelists were:

Sorensen Day 2016 is here!

We're excited to celebrate our second-ever Sorensen Day today! 

Sorensen Day can be celebrated where ever you are.

On Sorensen Day: