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Trust, Civility and Respect in Politics

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. Our non-partisan mission is to strengthen and enhance the quality of governance at all levels throughout Virginia.

Now seeking applicants for 2018 PLP

The Sorensen Institute is now seeking applications for our 2018 Political Leaders Program! The Political Leaders Program (PLP) is Sorensen’s flagship program. It brings together Virginians from across the political spectrum and all around the Commonwealth for a unique learning experience.

Applications are due by midnight on Monday, Nov. 13. Instructions on applying to the PLP can be found on our application page.

If you'd like to recommend someone as a potential applicant or request more information for yourself, please visit our online referrals form any time. 

Sorensen is hiring!

Join the Sorensen team! The Sorensen Institute is seeking a new Manager of External Relations. We are looking for somebody to join our highly respected team and take charge of Sorensen’s communications, recruiting and alumni relations efforts.