KnowledgeStart is a high-impact workplace development company which, for the past eight years has specialized in Workplace Development Training for its U.S. and global clients. We are a leading provider of award-winning e-learning courses that maximize retention, increase collaboration, and improve competitive edge. Over the years we have excelled in enhancing organizational and individual productivity in topics such as Diversity and Inclusion, Cultural Effectiveness, Affirmative Action/EEO, Generational Distinctions, Harassment Prevention, Business Ethics, and Substance Abuse Prevention. Through our unique insight and experiences training today's leading companies and agencies, we are proud to deliver innovative approaches to employee training, compliance, and outcome measurement software.

"Core" products are the perfect starting point for your training initiatives. Each of these courses will build a foundation of key concepts and learning principles.

Diversity, Inclusion & You
A powerful e-learning course designed to strengthen both diversity awareness and inclusive practices within your organization. Suitable for employees and managers at any level of the organization, this course discusses how diversity affects you and the people you work with, the business case for diversity and inclusion as they affect your company's bottom line, and the laws that surround this topic (also available in Healthcare and Education industry-specific versions).
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Success Through Inclusion
This high-impact program serves as a great follow up to Diversity, Inclusion, & You by taking the key learning points around Diversity and teaching the user how to apply it to the business using Inclusion. Users will come away with applicable action items and learn best-practices for truly incorporating inclusive behavior into their work style. This program includes approximately 25 practical tips and can also be combined with the A Year of Inclusion daily tips as an introduction or segue into Inclusion training.
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Affirmative Action/EEO & You
Your organization may have or be required to have an Affirmative Action Plan in place. This e-learning course discusses the history and principles of Affirmative Action, debunks common myths about Affirmative Action, and explains the responsibilities of people in each job role within your organization to promote a fair and compliant workplace.
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Harassment Prevention & You
Bullying, teasing, and harassment (both sexual and non-sexual) can have devastating effects on your workplace and employees, not to mention your organization's bottom line. This e-learning course is designed to teach your employees and managers what constitutes harassment in the workplace, the laws that are in place to protect the victims, the appropriate steps to take if you or someone you know is being harassed, and tips for preventing harassment from occurring. This course is suitable for both employees and managers (also available in California AB1825 compliant version).
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Unconscious Bias
This course will feature interactive modules and dramatized scenarios to provide employees of all levels with a definitive understanding to:
- See more of the real world around us by being open to new people and experiences
- Make decisions that are based on a person's merit-relevant qualities and not their merit irrelevant qualities
- Treat people more fairly through teamwork, respect, and inclusion
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These training programs are the next step once you have already implemented a foundational training strategy. These programs will expand upon the key learning principles found in our "core" training products and dive deeper into specific topics related to the previous training.

Cultural Differences
This online library discusses the importance of cultural awareness and competency when working with co-workers, colleagues, or clients with foreign origins. An interactive flag exercise offers demographics, fun facts, communication techniques, and business practices for over 50 countries around the world and over 20 of the world's largest religions.
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From Challenges to Capabilities
People with Disabilities can contribute valuable knowledge, talents, and skill sets to the workplace but are often overlooked due to their physical or mental disadvantage. This e-learning course discusses the challenges faced by People with Disabilities and offers best practices and tips for leveraging the strengths of every employee.
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Gender Intelligence & You
Gender intelligence is the ability for EACH of us to leverage the innate distinctions that we all possess as males and females. Distinctions in gender can impact collaboration, building teams, coping with change, motivating, managing, and maintaining and increasing productivity. This is because each gender may have distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, work ethic, communication styles, habits, and motivational buttons. These distinctions represent a tremendous source of strength when we learn how to use them to our advantage.
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & You
Learn how the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community makes an impact on your organization's workplace, marketplace, and culture. This e-learning course presents the challenges that are often faced by LGBT employees and supervisors, and offers resources and best-practices for leveraging the strengths of this community while creating a positive, professional work environment.
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Micro-messages & You
Your organization's success depends on the ability of its employees to interact well with one another. Day to day communication is critical to efficient, effective, and positive productivity. However the majority of our communication is not in what we say but how we say it. This e-learning course discusses how our intent may be different from the impact of our words, body language, and assumptions.
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The Power of Four Generations
Learning to manage generational distinctions in our workforce is becoming more and more important, as we now have four unique generations working together in a single environment. This e-learning course discusses the experiences that have shaped each generation, along with generalized communication styles, work ethics, and values. Tips and resources are then provided to help leverage the strengths of each generation within your organization.
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Veterans of the Military in the Workplace
When you hear the word veteran, what word or phrase comes to mind? For many, the first thought is a person who has served in the military. But think of all the personal beliefs, values, and behaviors that are influenced by having served in the military. From work ethic, problem solving skills, through to guidance during "tough times" by boosting morale, being a veteran for many impacts a variety of life's interactions. Because of this as well as world events unfolding before us, it has never been as critical as in today's global marketplace for all of us to learn about distinctions between military veterans and non-military personnel.
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World Religions & You
From work ethic, problem solving skills, through to guidance during "tough times" by boosting morale, religion for many impacts a variety of life interactions. Because of this, it has never been as critical as in today's global marketplace for all of us to respect religious distinctions.
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This robust online program for managers focuses on skill building using real-world diversity and inclusion related challenges that they face with other managers and their direct reports. This "library-style" program offers approximately 20 minutes of learning content within each of the following topics:

Cultural Differences
As international and global business continues to expand, culture can often be at the root of communication challenges. In the next few modules, it is our goal to help you become more aware of cultural differences and to appreciate and respect these differences so that you can communicate and work with others more effectively.
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Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Implementation 
As people leaders, one of your biggest responsibilities is to ensure that our Diversity and Inclusion strategy is carried out effectively. By leveraging the diversity of our employees and customers we will have DRAMATIC business advantages over companies that don't. Yes, there are TANGIBLE business advantages and rewards if we learn how to leverage the diversity of customers and coworkers by including a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
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Employee Resource Groups 
Employee Resource Groups (ERG's) have become a tremendous opportunity for people with special interest to meet within an organization. From women to minority groups, through to cultural and business focused groups - ERG's can be a tremendous resource to harness Diversity of our people through Inclusion.
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Mentoring Diversity & Inclusion 
As leaders we must all mentor diversity in order to foster the next generation of diverse leaders. Through the mentoring process, protégés will not only gain valuable career experience, but learn the value of a culturally diverse workforce and the skills to include those factors in their daily decision-making and duties.
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Performance Feedback 
Leveraging the talent of our existing workforce is one of the most critical skill sets a manager needs to possess. As a diversity champion, we must each create an environment where ALL of our employees have the support to grow, develop and innovate. Such an inclusive environment will inevitably stimulate people to stretch their skills and increase their capacity to contribute to the business.
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Supplier Diversity 
Having a diverse supplier base can have a variety of benefits. If a company is a government contractor or receives government funds, have a supplier diversity program in place is needed to ensure that minority, women, and disabled veteran suppliers are provided equal access to your business. But, there are many additional business benefits that having a diverse supply chain in place will help produce.
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Talent Selection 
One of the most important responsibilities within a fair and inclusive workplace that managers can face is IDENTIFYING and SELECTING talent in others. Too often, managers hire new candidates or promote existing team members because they feel will "fit in" or because a person is "like them". It is because of this that real talent can often go unrecognized as we are all susceptible to making subjective decisions based on our biases.
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Work/Life Balance 
With today's workplace being even more high-paced than ever, it has never been more critical that we learn how to find balance between our business and personal goals. By following practical techniques to maximize time in both spaces, we will inevitably increase individual morale and productivity - both of which will produce better business results for our company.
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Working Virtually 
Today's global workplace is making it necessary to collaborate with diverse people from just about every corner of the world. And, technologies such as video conferencing and virtual meeting places are making this possible.
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These products help to support ongoing initiatives, as well as promote behavior and activities that directly relate to the principles learned in our training courses.

A Year of Inclusion
Subscribers will have access to daily tips for appreciating a diverse workforce, practicing inclusive behavior, and leveraging the strengths of their co-workers to maximize efficiency and productivity for the organization. Tips are presented by our hosts and hostesses through daily multi-media video clips.
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KnowledgeStart offers comprehensive assessment platforms to conduct organizational climate surveys for identifying specific training needs, collecting feedback prior to or following training, and gauging a return on investment.

Training Assessments
KnowledgeStart offers comprehensive assessment platforms to conduct organizational climate surveys as it applies to Diversity and Inclusion. The goals of our assessments can range from helping an organization gauge where they are at in their D&I Journey, to providing inclusive feedback prior to or following training, all the way to linking and aligning a return on investment.
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Cultural Assessments
KnowledgeStart offers comprehensive assessment platforms to conduct organizational climate surveys as it applies to Diversity and Inclusion. The goals of our assessments can range from helping an organization gauge where they are at in their D&I Journey, to providing inclusive feedback prior to or following training, all the way to linking and aligning a return on investment.
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Why KnowledgeStart?
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Core Employee E-Learning
Diversity, Inclusion & You will help set an effective foundation of awareness and skillsets for all of your employees.
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Manager's Essentials
Our D&I Manager's Essentials is a powerful resource covering a variety of leadership responsibilities.
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Employee Essentials
Leveraging dimensions of Diversity has never been easier. Our "micro-courses" help expedite the process in specific areas.
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Sustainable Learning Programs
Our Sustainable Learning Programs will give you everything you need to keep Diversity & Inclusion at the forefront of your organization.
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