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dc.contributor.authorMyles, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorBrinkworth, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorDixon, PGen_US
dc.contributor.authorKaufman, EKen_US
dc.contributor.authorQuardokus Fisher, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, DRen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSeattle WAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-25T03:29:33Z
dc.date.available2017-09-25T03:29:33Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-24en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/79390
dc.description.abstractGeosciences currently trails other STEM fields in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups. However, we are testing a new professional-development program for established scientific leaders in the geosciences, to give them the content knowledge, tools, and skills needed to become champions of change for diversity. By targeting senior scientists who are already well-respected in the field, our project capitalizes on their reputations, networks, and social capital to build them into diversity champions with the power to make significant cultural change in their institutions and the wider field. The professional-learning sessions are called “GOLD Institutes,” where GOLD is an abbreviation for Geo Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity. These GOLD Institutes occur in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and are led by diversity-training experts from the Knapsack Institute. The first GOLD Institute was completed in July 2017 and hosted 25 participants. The second is scheduled for July 2018, and we anticipate a similar cohort, but a few will be repeat participants who will act as “mentors.” The 2017 participants included nominees who were recognized for their potential by peers, past students (mentees), and/or participants of the 2016 NSF GOLD Ideas Lab. Results of the GOLD Institute are currently being analyzed to determine the effects of the methods, but there are already positive insights gained from the experience of seeing who was nominated and the surprisingly high rate at which invitations were accepted. This presentation will act as a preliminary explanation of successes and setbacks with this effort.en_US
dc.publisherThe Geological Society Of Americaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Geological Society of America (GSA)en_US
dc.relation.urihttps://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2017AM/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/294637en_US
dc.relation.urihttps://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2017AM/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/294637en_US
dc.titleGeo Opportunity for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD): Hearts of golden_US
dc.typeConference proceeding
dc.description.versionAccepted (Publication status)en_US
dc.description.notesPaper No.203-2 Session No: 203 T105. Building an Inclusive Geoscience Community Today for Tomorrowen_US
dc.description.notesYes, abstract only (Peer reviewed?)en_US
dc.title.serialGeological Society of America Abstracts with Programsen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1130/abs/2017AM-294637
dc.identifier.volume49en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.orcidKaufman, EK [0000-0001-8009-0066]en_US
pubs.finish-date2017-10-25en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences/Agricultural Leadership and Community Education
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences/CALS T&R Faculty
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/All T&R Faculty
pubs.start-date2017-10-22en_US


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