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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PLP 2018 Profile: Ken Heath

Name: Ken Heath

Birthplace and/or where you grew up: Marion, Virginia

Where do you currently call home? Marion, Virginia

Four New Sorensen Events This Fall

Our Across the Aisle fundraisers bring together area civic leaders from all political parties and persuasions—elected officials and private citizens—for an evening of drinks, discussion and networking. Each event has its own regional flavor, with a handpicked speaker, distinguished local guests, and venue-specific extras you won't want to miss. Early Bird discounts are available today

HSLP 2018: Day 15

Reported by: Fyzah Islam, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, and Reagan Lawson, Patrick County High School