Training for Current & Aspiring Political Leaders

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Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership

Through a variety of programs for high school and college leaders, first-time political candidates, and influential business and community leaders, the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership has established itself as a powerful and effective force for restoring public confidence in our political system.


The Institute offers five distinct programs in of varying lengths, formats, and targeted to different groups.

  • The Political Leaders and Emerging Leaders Programs provide a strong foundation in ethics, public policy, and practical politics.
  • The Candidate Training Program emphasizes ethics and effective communications and helps participants build winning campaigns.
  • The College and High School Leaders Programs, both offered for credit, help students hone leadership skills needed to be effective policy makers.