Train the Trainers Workshop

January 9-10, 2020

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

A major component of the ADVANCEGeo Partnership is to empower the earth and space science community to stop and prevent sexual harassment by developing strategies of bystander intervention and disseminating these through in-person workshops. To date, our leadership team has provided training to 28 different audiences and over 650 participants across the country. The next stage of this project is to build our network of trained facilitators so that we can continue to reach even more participants who want to engage in this topic.

The goal of this two day workshop is to develop a network of trainers that can facilitate workshops on responding to harassment in STEM. All materials have been designed and developed by the ADVANCEGeo Partnership team. This workshop is intended for faculty or staff from academic institutions, or other professionals in related organizations/institutions. Please note that this workshop is open to all interested participants, however the emphasis will be towards participants in STEM fields.

Participants will receive training in:

  1. Background and awareness of the prevalence and impact of hostile behaviors in the STEM workforce, including: implicit biases, microaggressions, sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying
  2. Bystander intervention strategies with discussion of STEM-related scenarios
  3. Tools and strategies for improving workplace climate
  4. Workshop facilitation training

The deadline to submit your application for this workshop is Tuesday, October 1st at 5 pm central time.

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Workshop Conveners

Blair Schneider, University of Kansas
Erika Marin-Spiotta, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Meredith Hastings, Brown University
Rebecca Barnes, Colorado College
Allison Mattheis, California State University Los Angeles

Workshop Staff

Lauren Zeeck, Association for Women Geoscientists


Workshop co-hosted by the University of Kansas Center for STEM Learning and the University of Kansas Department of Geology.


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