Upcoming Webinars — Past Webinars
Thursday, 22 March 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Have you ever wondered about how the government hiring process works? In this webinar, Janice Lachance, AGU's Executive Vice President of Strategic & Organizational Excellence, served as the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) during the Clinton Administration, a cabinet level position at that time. She will share with you her advice for navigating the federal government hiring process and answer any questions you might have. Students and early career scientists are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn more about their career options.
Thursday, 29 March 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Victoria Forlini, Felicita Wight, and Nathaniel Janick
What drove you to science? Was it the looking into a telescope for the first time, turning over rocks, a trip to a museum? The AGU Narratives wants to capture the hidden stories behind our Earth and space science. Through the use of the an App (StoryCorps) anyone, anywhere, at any time can share their story. This unique opportunity for the AGU Centennial to learn of firsthand accounts of the stories behind the science. Join our webinar to learn about storytelling and how to capture the stories of your networks and your science.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Most people are unaware of the many types of jobs available in academia. Not every academic works in an ivory tower or a research-intensive institution. We’ll explore the possibilities in this quick tour of higher education employment. Join the AGU Pathfinder staff in this exploration of careers in academia.
Thursday, 15 February 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Join us for our first science policy webinar of 2018.This webinar will give you the rundown of the current policy landscape, including: what to expect for federal funding, how the 2018 election will impact this year’s legislative agenda, and what bills are on the horizon.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 2pm–3pm ET
So you made it to the interview stage of your job search? That's great! But your work isn't over yet in grabbing that exciting new job. Come learn the basics of interviewing with David Harwell, AGU Director of Talent Pool.
Friday, 17 November 2017 1pm–2pm ET
A briefing from one of the teams involved in recent NSF-supported efforts to boost equity and inclusion in the geosciences.
Thursday, 16 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris, UNAVCO
Join Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris of UNAVCO as they discuss ways to give the most to your proteges and mentees. The preceding week will feature advice for those in mentee roles.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Sue Ellen Campbell and John Calderazzo
A holiday visit with families or friends offers a fine and non-threatening opportunity to tell stories to non-experts about your research. Trying to explain what you do to a cynical uncle, a science-phobic friend, or the truly interested artist who lives next door--such conversations are great practice for talking to the public, journalists, or policy makers. Science communication experts Sue Ellen Campbell and John Calderazzo will lead you through various scenarios to help you do a lot more than just “talk turkey.”
Thursday, 9 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris, UNAVCO
Join Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris of UNAVCO as they discuss ways to get the most out of your interactions with a mentor. The following week will feature advice for those in mentor roles.
Useful Links for Mentoring ProgramsMentoring 365 (AGU, SEG and AWG partnership) On to the Future (Geological Society of America) ESWN (Earth Science Women's Network) American Meteorological Society Private Sector Mentorship
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 7am–8am ET
JGR: Atmospheres Editor in Chief, Minghua Zhang and JGR: Space Physics Editor, Yuming Wang
Want to learn how to successfully and efficiently get from the manuscript writing process to a published article in a peer-reviewed journal? Attend this webinar given by JGR: Atmospheres Editor in Chief, Minghua Zhang and JGR: Space Physics Editor, Yuming Wang.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET
The Public Affairs Team
Learn ways to make your voice heard to policymakers including the which platforms are most influential, when to share your message, and how to deliver it effectively.
Thursday, 19 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET
David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool at AGU, will help you understand how to create an effective resume, a key part of your application packet and your future success. Join us for this informative webinar and get your pressing questions answered.
Friday, 13 October 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Find out about the highlights of the latest data from the AGI Geoscience Student Exit Survey and what these trends mean. This webinar will be presented by staff members of the American Geosciences Institute.
Thursday, 12 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Ashley Smith, American Journal Experts
Whether you are presenting a poster at Fall Meeting, the Fall Virtual Poster Showcase, or another meeting, our guest presenter Ashley Smith, from the American Journal Experts, will provide you with the tips you need to create effective figures for your presentation. Join us on 12 October for this informative webinar.
Thursday, 5 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Want to learn how to successfully and efficiently get from the manuscript writing process to a published article in a peer-reviewed journal? Attend this webinar given by Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) Editor in chief Robert Pincus for advice.
Thursday, 28 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Learning how to write effective reviews not only helps you as a peer reviewer. It can also help you understand how to improve your own manuscript and respond to reviewer comments. Join GeoHealth Editor in Chief Gabriel M. Fillippelli as he discusses what it takes to be a reviewer.
Friday, 22 September 2017 1pm–2pm ET
The latest updates on community efforts to address issues of harassment and workplace climate issues. This webinar will be presented by Billy Williams, Vice President of Scientific Programs at the American Geophysical Union.
Thursday, 14 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Tami Forman, Path Forward
Special guest Tami Forman, Executive Director of Path Forward, will talk about the challenges of re-entering the work force. Though she will be paying special attention to those looking to get back on their career path, her advice will ring true for new beginners as well.
Thursday, 7 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET
The Public Affairs Team
Learn all you need to know about congressional committees, how they influence the legislative process, and give you the inside scoop to help you engage with policymakers effectively.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Lisa Balbes will discuss some tips for making your conference conversations turn into lasting collaborations. We will also discuss how to more effectively use your LinkedIn profile and how the new AGU Connect can be used as a powerful networking tool.
Thursday, 3 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Preston Jacobs, Rereading Fire, Rethinking Ice
Special guest Preston Jacobs of Rereading Ice, Rethinking Fire will explore how geology has impacted events in the Game of Thrones series.
Thursday, 27 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Special guest Miles Traer will discuss his "A Geologic Map of Game of Thrones" and talk about how pop culture can be an effective vehicle to communicate your science.
Thursday, 20 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Patricia Simpson, Game Changing Etiquette
Whether or not you notice it, your workplace demeanor can play a big part of your career. Learn how to let it make a positive impact with special guest Patricia Simpson of Game Changing Etiquette.
Thursday, 13 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET
AGU Public Affairs Team
The Public Affairs team will go through all the tips and tools you need to know to have an effective meeting with your member of Congress when their in your home district, including scheduling meetings and crafting your message.
Thursday, 22 June 2017 2pm–3pm ET
David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool, AGU
Just as there are many kinds of outfits, there are many career options, but they won't all fit you equally well. Join us on 22 June, at 2PM ET, as we discuss strategies to figuring out identifying the career path that makes the most sense for you.
Thursday, 8 June 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Want to make your research clear to anyone? This webinar will give you guidelines and insight on how to reduce or eliminate jargon, identify your essential points, and tell others about them in a clear and memorable way. Conducted by Jana Goldman of Press Here.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Join Pranoti Asher, Education Manager at AGU, and guest Laura Guertin, professor of Earth science at Penn State-Brandywine, as they discuss how you can integrate AGU's Virtual Poster Showcase into your syllabus or REU program to improve your students' capacity for communicating their science with their peers and superiors.
Thursday, 25 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Get an update on science policy this Congress.
Thursday, 18 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET
This webinar will provide you with the tips and skills you need to negotiate more effectively.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 12pm–1pm ET
This webinar will cover the ins and outs of Kudos, a FREE service with whom Wiley and AGU Publications have partnered with to help authors increase readership and impact of their published work. You'll receive expert advice on the importance and benefits of sharing your research, and how to use Kudos to explain, share, and measure your articles for greater impact and case studies from authors who have successfully increased readership for their articles.
Monday, 15 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Are you a scientist who wants to learn the best way to start using social media for science? Or are you an experienced social media user who wants tips and tools on how to improve your message and reach? We’ll cover tips and tools on effective use of social media!
Friday, 12 May 2017 1pm–2pm ET
The AGU and AGI policy staff will discuss the details of the new administration's budget and what it means for the geosciences.
Friday, 21 April 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Improve your ability to manage interpersonal stress and conflicts that inevitably arise in an academic department, especially when space and financial resources are under stress.
Thursday, 20 April 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Rebecca Haacker, NCAR/UCAR; Valeria Sloan, NCAR/UCAR
Rebecca Haacker and Valerie Sloan from NCAR/UCAR will discuss how to make optimize your summer work experience. Whether you'll be in the field doing research, working in a lab, interning with a company, or volunteering in your community, this webinar provides vital tips to build your professional network, learn from your colleagues, and make a great impression.
Thursday, 13 April 2017 2pm–3pm ET
AGU Sharing Science Team
Regardless of whether or not you plan to attend a March for Science, our webinar will provide tips, tools, and techniques to help you show your support for strong science in your community and around the world!
Friday, 17 March 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Olivia Ambriogio and Shane Hanlon, AGU
Learn the ins-and-outs of effective science communication so you are better positioned to be effective in discussing your program with leaders in your institution and funding organizations.
Thursday, 16 March 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Frank Desafey, Sequence Staffing; Erica Crumley, Sequence Staffing
During this presentation, Frank DeSafey and Erica Crumley of Sequence Staffing share advice on how to sharpen up your job search by improving your brand. Learn more about how to best present yourself to potential employers from the recruiter’s side of things in this AGU Career Center Webinar.
Thursday, 9 March 2017 2pm–3pm ET
The federal funding process is critical for both science funding and America’s scientific enterprise. In fact, science funding is arguably the most important issue about which scientists should engage with the policy process. It can also be complicated and filled with jargon. Join us as we de-mystify the federal spending process – also known as the budget and appropriations process – and talk about the best ways for scientists to engage.
Thursday, 2 March 2017 1pm–2pm ET
AGU Sharing Science Team
Learn how to vividly communicate the purpose and importance of your research in this AGU Sharing Science webinar.
Monday, 13 February 2017 1pm–2pm ET
Explore how the university library is a critical partner in the success of modern geoscience departments, including support in education and in research.
Friday, 11 November 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Scott Hillstrom, Concordia University and Patricia Drews, Northwest Missouri State University
With the continued growth in online education and the rapid adoption of such programs by many traditional higher education institutions, we are seeing increasing online program enrollment in the geosciences. Many of these programs are either inside, or co-institutional, with traditional geoscience programs. This webinar is a panel discussion with representatives from Northwest Missouri State University and Concordia University (Portland) who have navigated the online - on-campus interface.
Friday, 14 October 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Aaron Johnson, AIPG
Aaron Johnson, the new Executive Director of AIPG, will share his experiences at Northwest Missouri State University and their strategies in advising that greatly improved the employability of their graduates and helped grow the department.
Friday, 16 September 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Sharon Moser, University of Texas at Austin
This webinar looks at the final conclusions from the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education.
Friday, 20 May 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Carolyn Wilson, AGI
In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson, from AGI's Workforce program, discusses the results from AGI's Geoscience Exit Survey for graduates of the 2014-2015 academic year. The 2015 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates report details all the results from AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey for graduates of the 2014-2015 academic year. The results highlight the lack of advanced quantitative skills, a lower percentage of students interested in graduate school, and a change over in the industries hiring bachelor's graduates right out of school. Please join panelist, Carolyn Wilson (American Geosciences Institute), to learn more about AGI's Exit Survey results for 2015 and share your thoughts on this topic.
Friday, 22 April 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Sarah Penniston-Dorland, University of Maryland and Tracey Holloway, ESWN
This webinar takes a look at strategies for supporting the professional development of junior faculty, including addressing specific circumstances such as gender-related issues.
Friday, 18 March 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Karen McNeal, North Carolina State University, Walter Robinson, North Carolina State University, and Anthony Feig, Central Michigan University
In this webinar, our panelists discuss the benefits and challenges posed by having geoscience education research faculty in your department.
Friday, 12 February 2016 1pm–2pm ET
Jeffrey Ryan, University of South Florida and Mike Schackne, S&ME, Inc.
In this webinar, Jeffrey Ryan (University of South Florida) and Mike Schackne (S&ME, Inc.) look at the history and strategies of implementing a successful partnership between industry and an academic program at the University of South Florida.
Friday, 13 November 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Ben Wolfe, University of Kansas
Change management is one of the most critical skills for department heads. In this webinar, Ben Wolfe (University of Kansas, Edwards Campus) examines approaches to leading your department through different types of changes, and how to address issues of resistance.
Friday, 9 October 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Sharon Mosher, University of Texas at Austin
In this webinar, Sharon Mosher (Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin) discusses the the results of the 2015 Summit on Undergraduate Geoscience Education Employers workshop. Results of surveys on skills and competencies expected by employers is also detailed.
Friday, 25 September 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Christopher Keane and Heather Houlton, AGI
In this webinar, Christopher Keane and Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program provide an overview of competency-based approaches for higher education, including examples of programs using this approach rather than traditional course structures. This webinar also looks at a recent AGI/AAG study on terminal Master's programs and how their outcomes align with employers needs, which reflects an application of a competency-based structure.
Friday, 8 May 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Carolyn Wilson, AGI
In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson from AGI's Workforce Program discusses the results from the 2014 Geoscience Student Exit Survey and the plans for 2015.
Friday, 17 April 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Rebecca Haacker, UCAR and Robert Rauer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
In this webinar, Rebecca Haacker (SOARS Center for Undergraduate Research, UCAR) and Robert Rauer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) discuss best practices in doing geoscience research with undergraduates.
Friday, 27 March 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
In this webinar, Dr. Mary Anne Holmes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) discusses the results of the NSF-funded ADVANCE program efforts on Best Practices in Faculty Retention.
Friday, 20 February 2015 1pm–2pm ET
Dave Mogk, Montana State University and John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas
In this webinar, Dave Mogk (Montana State University) and John Geissman (University of Texas at Dallas) discuss the current state of Geoethics guidelines and how to incorporate the concept into the undergraduate geoscience curriculum.
Friday, 14 November 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Dallas Rhodes, Humbolt State University
In this webinar, Dallas Rhodes (Humbolt State University) leads a town-hall style discussion about current threats to geoscience programs and successful approaches to dealing with these threats.
Friday, 24 October 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island, Dawn Cardace, University of Rhode Island, and Wendy Harrison, Colorado School of Mines
This webinar looks at successful programs which bring students from 2-year colleges into 4-year college geoscience programs.
Friday, 26 September 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Allison Beauregard, Northwest Florida State College and Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College
In this webinar, Allison Beauregard (Northwest Florida State College) and Joshua Villalobos (El Paso Community College) lead the discussion about strategies and models for building collaborations between 2-year and 4-year university geoscience programs.
Friday, 18 April 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Dave Mogk, Montana State University and Steven Whitmeyer, James Madison University
In this webinar, Dave Mogk (Montana State University) and Steven Whitmeyer (James Madison University) lead the discussion about current and future trends in geoscience field camps and how burgeoning enrollments and new technology are impacting this core geoscience course.
Friday, 21 March 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Sharon Moser, University of Texas at Austin
In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Moser from the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin reviews the outcomes from the NSF-Sponsored Summit on the Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education.
Friday, 21 February 2014 1pm–2pm ET
Tim Bralower, Penn State University and Michael Evans, University of Maryland
In this webinar, our panelists discuss some strategies used by two Research-1 University Geoscience Programs to recruit quality graduate students.
Friday, 15 November 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Geoff Feiss, Geological Society of America Foundation
In this webinar, Geoff Feiss, president of the Geological Society of America Foundation, and prior Provost and Professor of Geology at the College of William & Mary, provides an administrator's view on ways to improve the visibility of geoscience programs on campus.
Friday, 18 October 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Wayne Pennington, Michigan Technical University and Christopher Keane, AGI
In this webinar, our panelists discuss the findings by the intersociety committee on accreditation and classification of geoscience programs. This webinar reviews the three major avenues: program accreditation, program classification, or a competency-based model approach.
Friday, 20 September 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Christopher Keane, AGI
In this webinar, Christopher Keane from AGI's Workforce Program leads the discussion regarding strategies for dealing with burgeoning enrollments in geoscience programs.
Monday, 19 August 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Heather Houlton, AGI
In this webinar, Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program discusses insights from the AGI Careers Roadshow presentations, and leads the discussion about strategies for creating student community in the geoscience department.
Friday, 21 June 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso and Samue Mukasa, Dean and Professor, University of New Hampshire
In this webinar, our panelists discuss successful programs and strategies for increasing diversity in student recruitment to geoscience programs in the United States.
Friday, 17 May 2013 1pm–2pm ET
Robert Thomas, University of Montana Western and Wayne Powell, Brooklyn College, CUNY
In this webinar, our panelists look at some best practices for recruiting undergraduate students that are in introductory geoscience courses to become majors.
Friday, 22 March 2013 12:00am–12:00am ET
Linda Reinen, Pomona College; Christopher "Chuck" Bailey, College of William & Mary
In this webinar, our panelists discuss ways to build department community with students through extra-curricular student groups. The webinar highlights two presentations - one from Pomona College in California and the other from the College of William and Mary. Both highlight a number of activities which have led to strong senses of community among the students in their geoscience programs.
Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00am–12:00am ET
David Mogk and Steven Whitmeyer, James Madison University
In this webinar, our panelists look at the various legal and safety issues of importance in the conduct of geoscience field trips and field courses. This webinar and the ensuing discussion touches a number of pertinent issues, including safety, liability, dealing with behaviors, and working with the legal counsel of your institution.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Lydia Fox, University of the Pacific; Jon Harbor, Purdue University
In this webinar, Lydia Fox from the University of the Pacific and Jon Harbor from Purdue University look at issues and processes related to the assessment of faculty.
Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Randy Richardson, University of Arizona
This webinar examines the issues and strategies for successful program assessment for geoscience departments in the university environment. Randy Richardson of the University of Arizona leads the discussion regarding the experiences and feedback he has received from other institutions.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Carolyn Wilson, AGI Workforce Program
In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson from AGI's Workforce Program looks at the preliminary results for the Geoscience Student Exit Survey, including data that begins to establish trends between the 2011 and 2012 pilot tests.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Dallas Rhodes and Charles Trupe, Georgia Southern University
In this webinar, Dallas Rhodes and Charles Trupe discuss successful strategies for geoscience departments to recruit new students, and also discuss their experiences at Georgia Southern University.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET
Heather Houlton, AGI's Workforce Program
In this webinar, Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program discusses the results of her Master's thesis research, and outlines the sources and pathways from which geoscience majors enter into the geoscience profession, and the critical incidents of each pathway.