ADVANCEGeo Workshops

Our work is based on a community model for intervention training for academic leaders and faculty that identifies sexual and other types of harassment, bullying and discrimination as scientific misconduct and equips individuals and departments with skills to 1) recognize ways in which exclusionary and harmful behaviors manifest in different research and educational settings and how they are experienced by people of different gender, racial, ethnic and other identities, 2) implement direct and indirect behaviors to stop harmful behaviors, 3) produce, implement, and enforce ethical codes of conduct, and 4) educate themselves about resources to reduce the harm caused by harassment, bullying and other exclusionary behaviors that create hostile workplaces and contribute to low diversity in STEM fields. A main goal of ADVANCEGeo is to produce material that can be adapted to different training modules, including in-person and online, for departments, and for broader audiences at scientific conferences as well as different disciplines.

Workshop Session Topics

Request a Workshop »ADVANCEGeo offers workshops where our trainers come to your facility, department, etc., as well as virtual options. We have developed modules on bullying, implicit bias, microaggressions, fieldwork environments and developing codes of conduct that can be adapted for different audiences.

Improving workplace climate: empowering individuals to become active bystanders

This interactive session describes academic practices and institutional structures that allow for sexual harassment, bullying, and other hostile behaviors to persist, discusses initiatives to address harassment as research misconduct, and provides training in personal intervention strategies to protect and support targets of harassment. Learn more about workplace climate sessions »

Tackling implicit bias and microaggressions in the workplace

This training will inform the learner of how unconscious bias and microaggressions impact the workplace, interactions with our colleagues, and productivity. Learn more about implicit bias and microaggression sessions »

Improving work climate: developing effective codes of conduct

This workshop will provide resources to develop a workplace code of conduct that is proactive, preventative and promotes cultural change in office, laboratory, and field settings. Learn more about code of conduct sessions »

Upcoming Workshops and Presentations

  • University College London - March 2020 - postponed
  • Niwot Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Site - March 2020
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Entomology - May 2020 - postponed
  • Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service Lunch and Learn webinar - June 2020
  • Evolution 2020- 24 July 2020 - virtual - Facilitator bios ADVANCEGeo Evoution 2020 Facilitator Bios (Acrobat (PDF) 67kB Jul24 20)
  • American Society of Microbiology Microbe Conference, Chicago, IL - June 2020- cancelled
  • Ecological Society of America - August 2020 - virtual
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences 2020
  • Brown University Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences - Fall 2020
  • Wildlife Society Conference - September 2020 - virtual
  • Geological Society of America Implicit Bias Training – September 2020
  • Geological Society of America Bystander Intervention Training – October 2020
  • North Dakota State University - rescheduled to October 2020
  • Geological Society of America Implicit Bias Training – January 2020
  • 4W Conference in Madison, WI - April 2020 - rescheduled to 2021
  • LTER All Scientists Meeting - 2021

Past Workshops


  • The Wildlife Society Wisconsin Chapter - February 2020
  • University of Colorado, Boulder - February 2020
  • Colorado State University, School of Engineering - January 2020
  • University of Delaware- January 2020
  • Brown University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - 16 January 2020
  • American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Boston, MA - 15 January 2020
  • University of California, Los Angeles Earth, Planetary and Space Science - 14 January 2020
  • American Meteorological Society Student Conference in Boston, MA - 12 January 2020
  • Train the Trainers Workshop in University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS - 9-10 January 2020




Past Presentations

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Quaternary Sciences Panel: American Quaternary Association Meeting - June 2020
  • Diversity and the Environment Webinar series hosted by Antioch University and the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences - April 2020
  • UW-Madison Center for Research on Gender and Women - January 2020
  • UW-Madison College of Letters & Sciences Plenary for Department Chairs - 16 December 2019
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting - December 2019
  • National Academy of Sciences Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education - November 2019
  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers Webinar Operationalizing the Earth Science Week theme in K12: Geoscience is for everyone - 10 October 2019
  • Equity in STEM Community Convening ARC Network in Cleveland, OH - 7 October 2019 ARC Network poster ADVANCEGeo 2019 (Acrobat (PDF) 11.7MB Oct7 19)
  • UW-Madison Department of Soil Science - 25 September 2019
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Promoting and Supporting Equality of Opportunities in Geosciences, Union Session, Vienna, Austria - 11 April 2019
  • Earth Educator Rendezvous - July 13-19, 2019 in Nashville, TN
  • Geological Society of America South-Central/North-Central/Rocky Mountain Section Meeting Presentation in Manhattan, KS - 26 March 2019
  • Columbia University, Lamont Doherty, Earth Science Colloquium - 15 March 2019
  • UW Lab Manager Community of Practice in Madison, WI- 21 February 2019
  • Wisconsin Center for Education Research Poster Fair in Madison, WI- 22 February 2019
  • Sociologists for Women in Society Winter meeting Presentation in Denver, CO - 10 February 2019
  • UW-Madison Department of Geography - 1 February 2019
  • Zonta Club of Madison Presentation- 16 January 2019
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting - December 2018
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Milwaukee Chapter Badger Café Presentation - 6 December 2018
  • UW-Madison Women In Science and Engineering Leadership Institute Brown Bag, College of Engineering in Madison, WI - 14 November 2018
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Presentations in Indianapolis, IN - 5 and 6 November 2018
  • Society for Neuroscience Short Course 3: Recognizing and Addressing Power Dynamics in Academia Presentation in San Diego, CA - 2 November 2018
  • Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology Presentation in Madison, WI - 5 October 2018
  • American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA - August 2018
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Central Ohio Chapter Founders' Day in Columbus, OH - 29 April 2018
  • European Geosciences Union Short Course: Scientific publishing, science integrity and work ethics: short-course on the scientific method and our modern work environment in Vienna, Austria - 13 April 2018
  • European Geosciences Union Poster Presentation (Acrobat (PDF) 6.7MB Apr14 18) Session: Promoting and supporting equality of opportunities in the geosciences in Vienna, Austria - 11 April 2018
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Fox Valley Chapter Badger Café in Appleton, WI - 22 March 2018
  • Columbia University, Arts & Sciences Executive and Policy & Planning Committees, New York - 10 November 2017