LANDInG Academy

The LANDInG Academy is a comprehensive, cohort-based professional development program for current and aspiring DEI leaders in the geosciences. Program participants develop competencies in DEI leadership, including: strategic planning, understanding best practices, and building evidence-based models for success. Program curricula are designed specifically for each cohort’s composition and needs, and delivered by (inter)national DEI experts. Each participant will also obtain direct experience leading DEI initiatives in the geosciences, with supporting LANDInG resources. Successful applicants will commit to participate in a 2-year cohort program.

LANDInG Acadmey

Update on Cohort 1 Applications for LANDInG Academy

LANDInG Academy applications for the 2021-2023 cohort closed on June 15.

Thank you to all who applied for the Academy’s first cohort! The LANDInG leadership team, comprised of ~30 Steering Committee and Advisory Board members, recommended that the inaugural cohort of Academy participants focus on building capacity for those individuals at mid-career and in positions to effect change at a U.S. academic, academic-adjacent, or research institutions. Future cohorts of participants in the LANDInG Academy will comprise geoscientists at different career stages, from other career sectors as well as those from around the world.

The LANDInG Community of Practice (CoP)

The LANDInG Community of Practice (CoP) will provide curated resources (readings, toolkits, webinars) plus networking tools for sharing expertise and peer-mentoring awareness. Its goals are to develop and support DEI networks for stronger and more inclusive science community by broadening DEI engagement, reach and impact. The LANDInG CoP launch date is expected in early summer 2021.