Learn to Navigate Your State Government

Citizen Orientation Training

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.”

Since introducing Olympia 101 during the 2013 Legislative Session, FPIW has had the privilege of investing in thousands of Washington citizens from across the state. Special thanks to our generous FPIW financial contributors for making it possible to offer Olympia 101 FREE of charge to so many of our friends and supporters across Washington State. We look forward to your participation too!

Olympia 101 is offered twice daily from 8:30am-11:45am and 1:15pm-4:30pm on the following dates. No charge. Both trainings are the same; it’s not necessary to attend both. 

Class size is limited to 15 participants when the Legislature is in session. Special group trainings for 7 or more people, including children, are available year round and will be considered upon request. Email grassroots@fpiw.org to request a date for your special training.

2020 Session Trainings