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 now exclusively offers virtual workshops. We have developed modules on bullying, implicit bias, microaggressions, fieldwork environments and developing codes of conduct that can be adapted for different audiences. We can only accommodate in-person training events for special exceptions - please indicate if you would like to discuss this in your workshop submission.

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 »

Implicit Biases: Why we have them and how they impact STEM

This workshop will invite participants to engage in a confidential, respectful environment in which to learn about the concept of implicit biases and they ways in which those biases operate. Learn more about implicit bias impacts on STEM sessions »

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Past Workshops


We run around 4-6 workshops monthly.


(This list is not up to date, we run around 4-6 workshops monthly)

  • Montana State University Department of Earth Sciences - August 2021
  • Louisiana State University Department of Geology - August 2021
  • UNAVCO GAGE/SAGE - August 2021
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - August 2021
  • Ecological Society of America - August 2021
  • Geological Society of America - August 2021
  • Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources - July 2021
  • NASA/DCOTSS Airborne Science Project- June 2021
  • Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Network - June 2021
  • Princeton University Department of Physics - June 2021
  • H2Ohio Statewide Research Network - June 2021
  • Association for Women Geoscientists - June 2021
  • CUAHSI - June 2021
  • Virginia Tech University Department of Biological Sciences - June 2021
  • University of Wisconsin Women and Science Program - May 2021
  • Colorado State University Train the Trainers Workshop - May 2021
  • American Ornithological Society - May 2021
  • Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences - May 2021
  • American Geophysical Union Atmospheric Science Early Career Committee - April 2021
  • Princeton University Department of Astrophysics - April 2021
  • Society for Biomaterials - April 2021
  • University of Colorado, Boulder Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences - April 2021
  • Kentucky Geological Survey - March 2021
  • Indiana University - March 2021
  • UFERN Virtual Network Meeting - March 2021
  • Iowa State University Dept. of Biology - February 2021
  • University of Hawaii School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology - February 2021
  • Arizona State University School of Earth & Space Exploration - February 2021
  • Niwot Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Site - February 2021
  • University of Hawaii Department of Oceanography - January 2021
  • James Madison University Dept. of Geology - January 2021
  • Geological Society of America Research Grants Committee - January 2021