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.

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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.