Recognizing the challenges of 21st century governance, we deliver public impact research and multi-sector leadership development to build the capacity of Virginia's communities, organizations, and institutions to serve the Commonwealth.
Leadership Development Gears Up for Full Slate of Programs
The Sorensen Institute, LEAD, SEI and Certification are continuing to offer virtual offerings this fall but in-person programs as well.
New Report: Religious Diversity in Virginia
Senior Demographer Shonel Sen and PhD intern Rebecca Bultman co-authored a new StatChat report that takes a look at the religious makeup of Virginia and its localities.
Congratulations to Molly and Beth
Molly Harlow is the new Interim Director of Leadership Development Programs and Beth Bennett is the new Director of Certification Programs.
Electricity Demand in Virginia
In order to successfully transition to renewable energy sources, Virginia will need to plan to meet the substantial growth in electricity demand expected over the next decade.
Weldon Cooper Center partners with Go Virginia Region 3
GO Virginia Region 3 and the Weldon Cooper Center partner to advance economic development in Southern Virginia by expanding resources and the Commonwealth’s network.
Cooper Center Offers SolSmart Program to Local Communities
The Weldon Cooper Center now offers the SolSmart Program which makes going solar cheaper, easier, and faster for communities across the Commonwealth.
Decarbonizing Virginia's Economy: Pathways to 2050
How can Virginia reach its clean energy goals by 2050? This report emphasizes the feasibility of carbon neutrality for Virginia and explores four strategies to get us there.