What Is the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership?

Through a variety of programs, the Sorensen Institute has a proven track record of bringing together diverse, bipartisan groups with an interest in bettering their communities.

By promoting effective leadership, working together, building trust, ethics, and mastery of public policy issues, Sorensen plays an important role in shaping a positive political discussion, greater understanding among Virginia's regions, and successful results in Virginia's governments and communities. These efforts strengthen the quality of governance and community service at all levels and help restore public confidence in our political system.

Many graduates of Sorensen program have later been elected to office or appointed to key state and local positions in government, served in leadership positions in the private sector or non-profit organizations, and created positive impacts in their communities.

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.

High School Leaders Program Participants
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HSLP 2016: Day 4 - Tuesday, July 12

High School Leaders Program, Class of 2016
Day 4: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Reported by: Kameron Choe, South Lakes High School and Mynome Lorde, Manchester High School

HSLP 2016: Day 3 - Monday, July 11

High School Leaders Program, Class of 2016
Day 3: Monday, July 11, 2016
Reported by: Wells Carson, Patrick Henry High School and Carter Light, George Washington High School

Day three of the 2016 Sorensen Institute High School Leaders Program (HSLP) was the first day in the classroom, which brought a new set of exper

HSLP 2016: Day 2 - Sunday, July 10

High School Leaders Program, Class of 2016
Day 2: Sunday, July 10th, 2016
Reported by: Jacob Lewis, Sherando High School and Thomas Best, Douglas S. Freeman High School

HSLP 2016: Day 1 - Saturday, July 9

High School Leaders Program, Class of 2016
Day 1: Saturday, July 9th, 2016
Reported by: Campbell Baker, Wakefield Country Day School, and Omar Karim, Maggie Walker Governor School