Our work is based on a community model for harassment intervention training for academic leaders and faculty that identifies sexual and other types of harassment as scientific misconduct and equips individuals and departments with skills to 1) recognize harassment in different research and educational settings and how it is experienced by individuals with different gender, racial and ethnic identities, 2) implement direct and indirect behaviors to stop harassment (bystander intervention), 3) resources for cultural change in academic institutions and professional societies, and 4) educate themselves about resources to reduce the harm caused by harassment.

Workshop Goals

As a result of this workshop, 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

Dates: January 9-10, 2020

The workshop will begin at 8 am on Thursday, January 9th. All workshop activities will end by 3 pm on Friday, January 10th.


By applying to the workshop, participants agree to do the following, if accepted:

  • Complete all pre-workshop assignments. Accepted participants must complete online modules in advance of the meeting that have been developed by the workshop leaders. These online modules are estimated to take 3 hours of time.
  • Participate fully in the entire workshop and attend all workshop sessions. The workshop begins promptly at 8 am on Thursday, January 9th. Partcipants should plan to arrive the evening before on Wednesday, January 8th. Return travel should not be scheduled before 6:00pm on Friday, January 10th to allow for finishing the workshop and transportation to the Kansas City International airport.

A code of conduct will be provided to all attendees before the workshop.


There are no registration costs associated with this workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days and dinner will be provided on the first day. Participants will be responsible for their travel costs (lodging, airfare, shuttle/taxi).

Some travel funds are available for attendees. Accepted participants will be sent a travel grant application form with their notification of acceptance.

Application and Selection Criteria

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. Refer to the application for more information on how to apply.

Application submissions are due by Tuesday, October 1st at 5 pm central time.

The application deadline has passed.


This workshop will be held at the Earth, Energy, and Environment Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Blair Schneider: blair.schneider@ku.edu