Upcoming event: Join us for the Fall Policy Institute!

spi14 - 1Do 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.


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in January 2014. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern. A Kansas City native, Carly graduated from the University of Tulsa in December 2013 with a BA in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. She is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification Program, the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking program, and The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa. She previously served as board president for United Campus Ministry at the University of Tulsa. At OK Policy, Carly supervises policy staff and conducts research focusing on health care and the safety net.

3 thoughts on “Upcoming event: Join us for the Fall Policy Institute!

  1. I went through the process of registering for your FallPol to be held in Tulsa several weeks ago. However, I received no response to my application (even though I sent an email inquiry)so I thought I would make certain before I made the early morning 1.5 hour drive to Tulsa. To do that I checked to see if my credit card had been charged. It had not, so something must have gone wrong in the application process. Also it appears they have filled the quota for that meeting. I was really looking forward to the event.

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