U.Va. Sorensen Institute Inaugurates Emerging Leaders Program

June 8, 2012 — The University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is launching its Emerging Leaders Program this summer.

The leadership development program is for Virginians between the ages of 21 and 31 who have a background in state government (specifically in the executive and legislative branches) and interest in becoming more active in public policy and public service. As with other Sorensen programs, emphasis is placed on ethics and bipartisan policymaking.

The pilot program will be held in four sessions. The dates are:

  • Aug. 3-5: Colonial Williamsburg
  • Aug. 10: Richmond
  • Aug. 20: Richmond
  • Aug. 24-26: Colonial Williamsburg

A commitment to fully participate in the eight days of the program is required.

The application deadline is June 11. Tuition is $750. For information or to apply, visit www.sorenseninstitute.org/programs/elp.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and State Farm are major sponsors of the Emerging Leaders Program. 


"Colonial Williamsburg tells the story of Virginia's revolutionary generation and their leadership," said Bill White, the Royce R. and Kathryn M. Baker vice president for productions, publications and learning ventures for Colonial Williamsburg. "It's a story with powerful links to the Sorensen Institute's goal of developing strong, engaged leaders for the 21st century. Colonial Williamsburg is pleased to be a partner in the Emerging Leaders Program."