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Learning & Development

Microsoft's diversity education programs are designed to reinforce the company's commitment to diversity and inclusion. These programs help ensure that employees have the awareness, skills, knowledge, and ability to carry out their individual responsibilities. The goals of diversity and inclusion training and education are to provide employees with the key competencies they need to excel in their current or future roles and to create a workplace environment that is empowering, inclusive, and supportive so all employees can do their best work. The collective strength of employees trained in diversity and inclusion helps Microsoft provide more innovative solutions, services, and products for a global market. Microsoft leverages many quality training platforms to deliver awareness and skill building to employees and managers. This training includes core curriculum training courses that incorporate diversity and inclusion topics. An innovative learning platform offers courses, workshops, online solutions and enhanced content to help participants in their diversity and inclusion learning journey. Employees are able to receive the training that they need on-demand, at their convenience, and from the comfort of their office or home. This interactive learning environment also offers participants an online area to discuss the training courses, ask questions, and learn from others. In addition to courses for employees, there are advanced courses for Human Resources professionals to help coach and manage employees. This unique training approach offers locally relevant, blended modalities and varied methods for course and content delivery to support our global employees and help them better understand the diverse needs of others – from teammates to customers.

At Microsoft, employees are responsible for their own career and professional development. By providing learning experiences that build the requisite knowledge, skills, and understanding for success, we strive to develop an inclusive environment in which all employees can do their best work.