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Now seeking applicants for 2018 PLP

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia 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. The PLP helps to develop leaders who are considering a greater role in public service or community leadership in Virginia. Participants meet in a different Virginia community one weekend a month from March through December (except in July). In each location the PLP explores local issues and issues of statewide concern, visiting places of business and important institutions to gain a deeper understanding of our large and diverse Commonwealth.

Participation in this program has served as a traditional step forward for current and future political leaders, including many members of the General Assembly and various city and county offices. PLP participants develop deep friendships across partisan and regional lines that will serve them and benefit our state for years to come.

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.