Microsoft shoots for inclusive future with new tech resilience curriculum

You, too, can now learn about what goes into diversity and inclusion.

© Provided by Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has officially launched its tech resilience curriculum.
  • The course was piloted in 2020 at 190 universities.
  • Microsoft has divided its learning modules into three general groups that bear a striking categorical resemblance to the “Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.” image macro meme.

Microsoft knows that diversity and inclusion are areas that need further development in the tech field, hence why it’s released a “Growth and Resilience in Tech” toolkit. What this new Microsoft Learn offering does is teach you about how to deal with adversity and conquer self-doubt, among other similar topics.

“Our goals are to help to usher in a new and diverse generation with the technical and resilience skills needed to have great impact in the world,” Microsoft’s blog post says. “We aim to build a more inclusive future by fostering confidence, resilience and a sense of belonging across industries.”

That sense of belonging starts with the individual, according to Microsoft, hence why it has set up this series of mini-courses designed to teach people the skills they need to survive not only in the tech field, but in life. The courses also tackle topics such as microaggressions, in case you want to be educated on those.

Of the over 1,200 students this curriculum was pilot tested on in 2020, Microsoft stated that “97% of whom declared this [curriculum] had a profound impact teaching them skills they can immediately apply in school and life.”

You can check out the full curriculum at Microsoft Learn. It’s a great many modules, and you’ll likely need to set aside over a dozen hours to complete them all, based on Microsoft’s time estimates. The courses are organized by three principles: “Recognize discomfort, strategize solutions, and pivot & persist,” which sound similar in message to a particular Bear Grylls meme.

News Related


YouTube Mobile app's new feature allows users to translate comments in more than 100 languages

© Provided by Firstpost YouTube Mobile app’s new feature allows users to translate comments in more than 100 languages YouTube has got hold of a new feature that allows people ... Read more »

Odisha has emerged as leading State in Rural infrastructure funds utilization- NABARD

© Provided by The Statesman Odisha has emerged as leading State in Rural infrastructure funds utilization- NABARD Odisha has emerged as a leading State in 100% per cent utilization of ... Read more »

Delaying ITR filing? Know penalties taxpayers will have to pay for missing the deadline

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Every taxpayer in India is required to file income tax returns (ITS) for every financial year, failing which could bring attract unwanted penalties ... Read more »

India Men's Football Team Slips to 107th Spot in Latest FIFA Rankings

© Provided by News18 The Indian men’s football team has slipped two places in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday. India have dropped in the standings despite being unbeaten ... Read more »

Images show how Cathay Pacific has transformed over the past 75 years

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Cathay Pacific has put in a good shift and it’s still going strong, as these fascinating images show. They chart how the Hong ... Read more »

UPCET 2021: NTA releases provisional answer key at; check details here

© Provided by Firstpost UPCET 2021: NTA releases provisional answer key at; check details here The provisional answer key of the Uttar Pradesh Common Entrance Test (UPCET) 2021 has ... Read more »

Ayr Gold Cup betting tips: Great Ambassador hard to stop in £150,000 ITV Racing feature

Ayr Gold Cup day is one of the biggest racing days in the Scottish calendar and we’ve picked out our best bets from the live ITV races on the Ayr ... Read more »

Laal Singh Chaddha: Here's how Naga Chaitanya came on board the Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan film

© Provided by Laal Singh Chaddha is one of the most anticipated films and the many. The film stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor. It will also mark the ... Read more »

NEW vs LU Dream18 Team Prediction: Check Captain, Vice-Captain and Probable Playing XIs for Today's Premier League match, September 18 12:30 am IST

© Provided by News18 NEW vs LU Dream18 Team Prediction and Suggestions for Today’s Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leeds United: Newcastle United will be up against Leeds ... Read more »

Grey's Anatomy book alleges Patrick Dempsey left over on-set "HR issues"

In a new, unauthorised book about Grey’s Anatomy, writer Lynette Rice has divulged new details about Patrick Dempsey’s exit from the show in its 11th season. © Randy Holmes/ABC via ... Read more »

24 questions about some of Swindon Town's best ever strikers – Can get 100% correct?

© Provided by Football League World League Two – Swindon Town v Scunthorpe United Swindon Town find themselves narrowly outside the play-off positions, with 11 points to their name after ... Read more »

Holiday sites see rise in demand for Maldives, Mexico and Sri Lanka

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Demand for travel to ‘red list’ countries such as the Maldives, Mexico and Sri Lanka is surging amid hopes they could be among ... Read more »

Further details emerge over latest Millwall injury ahead of Coventry City clash

© Provided by Football League World Milwall v Fulham Millwall defender Daniel Ballard has no lasting damage to his eye after visiting a specialist after Wednesday’s game against Swansea City, ... Read more »

What is the Grace Kelly challenge? The TikTok trend based on Mika song explained and who's taken part

It can be hard to keep track of the latest TikTok trends, with a new one seeming to pop up every week. So, if you are often confused by the ... Read more »

Nancy Pelosi warns UK-US trade deal 'unlikely' if Northern Ireland peace destroyed

Boris Johnson has been warned there will be no post-Brexit trade deal with the US if peace is threatened in Northern Ireland. Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives Speaker, said ... Read more »

SIMON LAMBERT: A shake-up of the travel rules should stop holidaymakers paying hundreds of pounds to play Covid test roulette

© Provided by This Is Money MailOnline logo Going on holiday in summer last year involved quarantine roulette, as countries were dramatically added or removed from the naughty list for ... Read more »

Dominic Raab said ‘I don't support the Human Rights Act' ahead of being put in charge of overhaul

© Getty Images Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street ahead of his demotion last Wednesday – Getty Images Dominic Raab said “I don’t support the Human Rights Act”, it ... Read more »

‘Now your opponents have nothing to lose': The challenges awaiting Emma Raducanu

© PA Media Emma Raducanu has the world at her feet after winning the US Open – PA Media As Emma Raducanu looks ahead to the next phase of her ... Read more »

Robots to deliver shopping nationwide as Co-op expands food home delivery scheme

Robots could soon be delivering your weekly food shop after the Co-op confirmed it is expanding a new delivery service. The supermarket chain says it will have 500 autonomous vehicles ... Read more »

Ireland has taken a ‘retrograde step' with its shared history after President Higgins said he won't attend centenary commemoration in Armagh, says DUP leader

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the island of Ireland has taken a “retrograde step” in its shared history after President Michael D Higgins said he won’t be ... Read more »

Here are all the Covid restrictions that are to be lifted next week

The next set of Covid restrictions are set to be lifted starting next week. This is one of the final steps on the road to the lifting of remaining restrictions ... Read more »

Gonzalo Higuain claims he helped Lionel Messi finally win a trophy with Argentina

© GiveMeSport Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi playing for Argentina Clearly, Gonzalo Higuain has had the kind of career most would envy.  Across spells at Real Madrid, Juventus, Napoli and ... Read more »

Smartphones, gadgets worth over Rs 26 lakh burgled from Nagpur store

Nagpur: A gang of burglars allegedly broke into a store and stole several costly smartphones, power banks and other electronic gadgets collectively worth over Rs 26 lakh in Dharampeth area ... Read more »

SpaceX, Blue Origin to make Moon lander design for NASA

Tech billionaire Elon Musk‘s SpaceX and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin features in the list of five US companies NASA selected for making Moon lander designs, the US space ... Read more »

Pre-orders for iPhone 13 outpace iPhone 12 in China

Beijing: Customers in China have placed more than 2 million pre-orders for Apple‘s iPhone 13 lineup, surpassing the number of iPhone 12 pre-orders in 2020, the media reported.According to AppleInsider, ... Read more »

Boris Johnson news - live: Post-Brexit plan for imperial system return, as Cabinet gets ‘half time pep talk'

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Britain Abu Dhabi LIVE – Updated at 11:14 Ministers are eyeing a post-Brexit return to imperial measurements, with shops to be ... Read more »

Hungary: Statue honouring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled

BUDAPEST: An imposing bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary‘s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of ... Read more »

The inexhaustible Pharmally mysteries

© Philippines Daily Inquirer The staggering revelations that continue to come out of the Senate’s investigation into the P11.486 billion worth of contracts snagged by woefully undercapitalized Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. ... Read more »

Man appears in court accused of murdering Metropolitan Police Sergeant

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Metropolitan Police Sergeant who was shot dead at a south London custody centre last year. Louis De Zoysa ... Read more »

New York will reassign 5,000 school police officers

Photograph: John Minchillo/AP New York City’s school system is beginning to remove the police from its corridors and classrooms in a move welcomed by advocates as a de-escalation of a ... Read more »

Emma Raducanu ‘can't get a tennis court' due to buzz around sport after US Open

Emma Raducanu has said she “can’t get a tennis court” due to the buzz around the sport after her US Open victory. After storming to a historic win in New ... Read more »

European markets mixed as growth fears weigh on global sentiment; UK retail sales fall; Euro zone inflation surges

Euro zone inflation surged to a 10-year high in August, according to official data published Friday, with consumer prices rising 3% year-on-year and 0.4% month-on-month. U.K. retail sales fell unexpectedly ... Read more »

Boustead Properties, Klink Segara collaborate to show appreciation for PPV volunteers

© Provided by The Edge PETALING JAYA (Sept 17): Boustead Properties Bhd has collaborated with Klink Segara to reach out to volunteers at the Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya’s Integrated Mega ... Read more »

November? December? Fed's 'taper' timeline tied to volatile jobs data

1 / 2November? December? Fed’s ‘taper’ timeline tied to volatile jobs dataFILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve in Washington By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve, facing a labor ... Read more »

First Thing: US and UK battle to contain backlash to Aukus pact

Good morning. The US and Britain are battling to contain an international backlash over a nuclear submarine pact struck with Australia amid concerns that the alliance could provoke China and ... Read more »

Sunak to introduce new fiscal rules in autumn budget to cut borrowing

In March’s budget, Sunak said that just one percentage point increase in both inflation and interest rates would cost the UK more than £25bn. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage UK chancellor Rishi ... Read more »

Singapore foreign minister's apology lays bare angst over elite school obsession and class divide

Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Photo: AFP When Singapore’s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan remarked on an opposition politician’s educational background to a party colleague in parliament on Tuesday, he did ... Read more »

University of St Andrews principal ‘thrilled' as it is named top in UK

The University of St Andrews has become the first to beat Oxford and Cambridge to be named the top university in the UK in an annual guide. It is the ... Read more »

Preiserhöhung um 3 Prozent: Inflation im Euroraum auf Zehn-Jahreshoch

Die Inflation im Euroraum ist so hoch wie seit rund zehn Jahren nicht mehr. Die Verbraucherpreise kletterten im August binnen Jahresfrist um 3,0 Prozent, wie die europäische Statistikbehörde Eurostat am ... Read more »

Here's why Prince Philip's will is to be kept secret for nearly a century

Photo credit: WPA Pool – Getty Images Prince Philip sadly passed away in April this year aged 99, and naturally royal fans are wondering what will happen to his life's ... Read more »