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 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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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