Olympia 101 will be offered once a week during the 2014 Legislative Session (January–March),
including twice per day on the scheduled date. Scroll down or click here to see the available dates.
|"Living in Olympia most of my life I felt intimidated by the capitol. Now I can walk through the doors, literally, that I felt were off limits. [Olympia 101] has opened so many thoughts, doors and prayers." - Tom from Olympia, WA|
|"Really appreciated focus on God and how we can serve Him by praying for our leaders and getting involved in issues." - Beth from Puyallup, WA|
|"Thank you very much for the Olympia 101 class today. I enjoyed it very much and will encourage as many as possible from my congregation to go to the next one." - Pastor TL from Olympia, WA|
|"As evil is corrupting our government – [Olympia 101] actually gave me hope to know how to express my voice." - Erica from Puyallup, WA|
ABOUT OLYMPIA 101
Olympia 101 is the Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW) signature citizen orientation training to inform, equip and mobilize ordinary citizens for purposeful, authentic and effective action in support of good public policy in Washington State. Olympia 101 accomplishes this by offering citizens the opportunity to learn about their state government through a unique on-site, real-time dynamic experience that uses the Capitol Campus as its "classroom". Olympia 101 was introduced during the 2013 Legislative Session, during which FPIW had the privilege of providing approximately 40 trainings sessions, attended by over 200 Washington citizens from across the state.
All Olympia 101 trainings take place onsite at the State Capitol Campus in Olympia (map), and are facilitated FREE of charge by the Family Policy Institute of Washington.
Olympia 101 is offered at least once per week while the Legislature is in Session (January–March), including twice per day on the scheduled date.
|Monday, January 20, 2014|
|Tuesday, January 28, 2014|
|Wednesday, February 5, 2014|
|Thursday, February 13, 2014|
|Monday, February 17, 2014|
|Tuesday, February 25, 2014|
|Friday, March 7, 2014|
|8:30am-11:45am & 1:15pm-4:30pm|
|Morning and afternoon trainings are the same.|
|Click here to REGISTER for a 2014 Olympia 101 training.|
|Invite your friends! Download a printable Olympia 101 invitation here.|
Olympia 101 helps citizens know how to confidently navigate their Capitol Campus, both inside and out.
- Where to park. (Map)
- How to ride the DASH, Thurston County's complimentary Intercity Transit shuttle service that takes you everywhere you need to go in Downtown Olympia, from the Capitol Campus to the Farmer's Market, cafes and shops, to area offices and parks.
- How and where to reserve meeting space for both casual and official legislative business.
- Where to eat lunch, buy a cup of coffee, purchase gifts or souvenirs, locate restrooms, accessibility options, etc.
- Where and how to utilize the bill resources available through Legislative Information Center.
- How and where to testify at a legislative hearing.
- How to read and track bills.
- Using the tools available for citizens to effectively interpret and follow the legislative process.
- Participating in grassroots networking activities.
- How and where to receive advanced training.
- Preparing citizens for leadership roles within their own circle's of influence.
- Legislator's roles within the context of their Olympia offices.
- How and when to contact district lawmakers about legislation.
- Promoting good public policy through servant leadership.
- Providing accountability through constituent action.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or assistance.
WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN OLYMPIA!