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Capella University (, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, has announced that it has teamed with Best Buys diversity experts to offer the first co-branded webinar for the online universitys education alliance partners. As of March 31, 2012, more than 37,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capellas students and alumni can be found at

Members of Best Buys award-winning diversity group will present Words that Work; Labels that Hurt on the following dates: June 6, June 12, and June 13. The webinar is part of Capella Universitys Professional Development Webinar Series for education alliance partners.

Diversity is about honoring all of the ways we are similar and different, said Melissa Johnson, senior manager of diversity and inclusion at Best Buy, and a webinar co-presenter. We will help webinar participants learn how to avoid negative labels and find positive ways to talk about differences. The webinar is intended for individual contributors and mid-level managers, she added.

Co-presenter Susan Larson of Best Buy co-chairs INCLUDE, which is a disabilities affinity group,and FACE (Facing Autism in a Caring Environment), which is a supportive community of Best Buy employees who promote awareness of autism spectrum disorders. Larson also serves on the board of directors for the Autism Society of Minnesota.

Capellas Professional Development Webinar Series, offered as a benefit to the online universitys education alliance partners, provides powerful, relevant and immediately applicable learning opportunities. Capellas education alliance partner organizations include Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations, and federal, military, higher education, and healthcare entities. Employees of the universitys education alliance partner organizations can get more information and register for the webinar at

Best Buy Co., Inc., a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services, has been widely recognized for its efforts to honor diversity and inclusion. Since 2008, the company has received more than 15 honors and awards from organizations such as Working Mother magazine, the Association of Diversity Councils, Employer of the Year by the Minnesota Autism Society, Springboard Consulting, the American Muslim Consumer Conference, the National Rehabilitation Association, and others. To learn more about Best Buys diversity programs, visit For information about Best Buy, visit or

About Capella University Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 143 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. More than 37,000 learners were enrolled as of March 31, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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