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Certified Diversity Specialist (CDS) Designation

October 20 @ 9:00 am - October 21 @ 12:00 pm

The Certified Diversity Specialist Designation is designed to provide real estate professionals with the education, resources and tools they need to work successfully with a diverse population.

Statistics show that the United States and the residential housing market are becoming more diverse and homeownership in America has an increasingly multicultural future. Choosing to embrace diversity can provide an opportunity for real estate professionals to grow their business and can help professionals in the real estate industry better address consumers’ needs and avoid discriminatory housing practices as they serve this expanding market.

The Certified Diversity Specialist Designation will help real estate professionals develop and strengthen their understanding of cultural diversity needed to become more aware of the unique differences among people and to better incorporate diversity into their business models.

**This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education.

This class will be held via Zoom and includes 6 modules:

Day 1: October 20th 9:00am – Noon

Module 1 – What is Diversity? w/ Julia Lashay : 9:00am -10:00am

Module 2 – Unconscious Bias w/ Richelle Taylor : 10:00am – 11:00am

Module 3: Diversity Advertising and Marketing w/ Julia Lashay : 11:00am – 12:00pm

Day 2: October 1st 9:00am – Noon

Module 4 – The Color of Real Estate w/ Julia Lashay : 9:00am -10:00am

Module 5 – Creating a Diverse Business Strategy w/ Trey Scott: 10:00am – 11:00am

Module 6- Becoming a Social Equity Leader in Your Community w/ Arureya Sain: 11:00am – 12:00pm

*Access to Resource Guide: Educational Resources, Conversation aids and Scripts

**Class is held via Zoom and video attendance is required.