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 Description: "Strategies for Responding to Hostile Behaviors and Improving Workplace Climate"

This interactive workshop describes academic practices and institutional structures that allow for abuses of power and exclusionary behaviors to persist, discusses initiatives to address harassment, bullying and discrimination as scientific misconduct, and provides training in personal and community intervention strategies to interrupt and reduce the harm of these behaviors. As a result of this session, participants will be able to: (1) recognize ways in which harassment, bullying and other exclusionary behaviors can manifest in research environments, including fieldwork; (2) practice strategies for individual and community intervention to respond to instances of harassment, bullying, microaggressions and discrimination, and (3) identify resources for cultural change in academic departments or research teams, field environments, or professional societies. This workshop was developed by the ADVANCEGeo Partnership.

**We have developed modules on bullying, implicit bias, microaggressions, fieldwork environments and developing codes of conduct that can be adapted for different audiences.

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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
  • North Dakota State University - rescheduled to October 2020
  • 4W Conference in Madison, WI - April 2020 - rescheduled to 2021
  • LTER All Scientists Meeting - 2021

Past Workshops

2020

  • 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

2019

  • American Geophysical Union Heads and Chairs Workshop, San Francisco, CA- 9 December 2019
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Workshop, San Francisco, CA - 11 December 2019
  • UW-Madison Department of Chemistry - 22 November 2019
  • Inclusive Graduate Education Network Conference, University of Central Florida - October 2019
  • University of California, Merced; Campus-wide Cognitive Science for the Common Good event. - 28 October 2019
  • Stanford University, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences - 7 November 2019
  • AISES 2019 National Conference, Milwaukee, WI- 11 October 2019
  • UW-Madison, Wisconsin Ecology Graduate Students - 2 October 2019
  • University of California, Merced, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Workshop - 30 July 2019
  • UW-Madison Professional Masters in Environmental Conservation - 23 July 2019
  • CHEESEHEAD19 Field Project - 8 July 2019
  • NOAA/NASA FIREX-AQ Field Experiment - 18 June 2019
  • NSEC 2019 National Conference in Omaha, NE - 1 June 2019
  • UW-Madison Department of Forestry and Wildlife Ecology Workshop - April 2019
  • AGU Heads and Chairs Webinar- April 2019
  • Kansas Biological Survey Workshop in Lawrence, KS - 26 April 2019
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria - 8 April 2019
  • University of Colorado, Boulder. CIRES - 2 April 2019
  • North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - 22 March 2019
  • UC Merced in Merced, CA - 26 February 2019
  • Sociologists for Women in Society Winter meeting Workshops in Denver, CO - 9 and 10 February 2019
  • CSTEM Workshop, University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS - 14 January 2019

2018

  • American Geophysical Union Heads and Chairs Workshop in Washington, DC - 9 December 2018
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Workshop in Indianapolis, IN - 3 November 2018
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Workshop in San Antonio, TX - 12 October 2018
  • 2018 NSF GEO REU Workshop in Boulder, CO - 14 September 2018
  • AIPG Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO - 8 September 2018
  • National Association of Black Geoscientists Technical Conference in Houston, TX - 7 September 2018
  • University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS - August 2018
  • Goldschmidt Conference in Boston, MA - August 2018
  • Earth Educators Rendezvous Roundtable Discussion in Lawrence, KS - July 2018
  • Western Wildfire Experiments for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol, Absorption, and Nitrogen (WE-CAN) Field Campaign Workshop in Broomfield, CO - 10 July 2018
  • Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science - 11 May 2018
  • Boston University Department of Geosciences - 7 May 2018
  • University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education - 30 March 2018
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Psychology Workshop] in Madison, WI -15 March 2018
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Departments of Sociology and Community and Environmental Sociology Workshop in Madison, WI - 7 March 2018

2017

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting Heads and Chairs Workshop in New Orleans - 10 December 2017
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) in Salt Lake City - 21 October 2017
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting Student and Early Career Scientist Conference Workshop in San Francisco - 11 December 2016

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