Do you want a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing Oklahoma and how you can have a greater impact on policy decisions? If so, you’ll want to attend the 1st OK Policy Fall Policy Boot Camp (FallPol) on October 3rd, 2015 at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond. A full agenda is available here.
FallPol is an intensive, one-day educational training on key issues affecting our state. The training is intended primarily for emerging professionals working for non-profits, advocacy groups, government, and businesses, as well as educators, parents, civic volunteers, and other rising leaders with an interest in Oklahoma issues but without substantial familiarity with the state’s policy landscape. Advocates and professionals with expertise in one policy area who wish to be better informed across a broader canvas of issues will find this training especially useful.
The program, a condensed version of the four-day Summer Policy Institute (SPI) that OK Policy hosts for college students, will consist primarily of overview presentations by OK Policy staff on the major policy issues we work on, including budget and taxes, education, health care and poverty. There will also be a keynote lunchtime panel on criminal justice and breakout sessions on the legislative process, gender, advocacy, and research techniques. Undergraduate and graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply to be part of SPI in August 2016.
The cost of the Fall Policy Boot Camp is $100 and includes light breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception at the end of the day. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 29th; space is limited, so be sure to register soon to ensure your spot in the program.