Michigan Political Leadership Program

The Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) at Michigan State University (MSU) recruits, trains, and inspires tomorrow’s public policy leaders, preparing them with vision, commitment, and the skills for effective governance. In a multi-partisan learning environment, a diverse group of 24 individuals from across the state engage in a public policy and leadership curriculum. A unique concept not only in Michigan but also nationally, this ten-month weekend program incorporates practical politics, public policy analysis and process, personal leadership development, and effective governance.

Since its 1992 inception, some 500 MPLP graduates have put the skills and relationships acquired through the program to work in their communities as candidates for office, as government officials or as citizen activists.