The North Carolina Institute for Political Leadership (IOPL) is a non-partisan program committed to improving the practice of democracy across our state.

The NC IOPL’s comprehensive, non-partisan training programs help to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds to enter the pipeline to be public servants – elected, appointed, or through other community involvement. It helps individuals develop practical skills and confidence to become effective leaders.

The Cemala Foundation has invested in the essential work that the IOPL does to train future leaders in our state for 25 years.

NC IOPL class of 2019