Reimagining Public Service: Our Strategic Plan

Through this five-year plan, the Weldon Cooper Center aims to build on our historical strengths, while joining forces with the increasingly diverse group of stakeholders and leaders working diligently to improve public life in Virginia and beyond. 

Research & Analysis

Trusted data and analysis applied to your context and questions. Trend-setting research with national reach.

Research & Analysis
Leadership Development

Practical and tested training programs and coaching to build leaders at all levels.

Leadership Development
Government Support

Best practices and emerging trends identified by practitioners for practitioners.

Government Training & Support
Normal operations at the University of Virginia are evolving to address the impact of the coronavirus. While we are no longer working from our offices in Charlottesville and Richmond, Cooper Center faculty and staff remain fully engaged in providing top quality public service to our clients, partners, and individuals who enroll in our leadership and professional development programs. We are available for video and audio conferencing, presentations, and collaborative engagements. We are utilizing tools to deliver training content that includes interactivity, and we remain fully equipped to conduct applied research for the need of those in local governing across the Commonwealth. Please contact us for assistance and turn to the information provided for each of our programs on the appropriate pages of this website. If ever there was a time to recognize the value of local leadership, this is it. We look forward to working with you to keep Virginia moving forward.

Center Leadership