Implicit Bias Training for Homeownership Professionals
Join The Mel King Institute and the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council for this workshop, specifically for professionals working with First-Time Homebuyers throughout the homebuying process. This highly interactive session will introduce participants to the concept of implicit bias: what it is, how it develops, and its impacts on individuals and organizations. You will come away with a better understanding of your own unconscious biases, and some practical, research based strategies to reduce them. This session will review basics, and will then take a deeper dive into how implicit bias shows up while working with First-Time Homebuyers at each stage of the process. There will be time to strategize and practice debiasing interventions and some takeaway tools to share with colleagues and communities.
Ideal participants include: First-time Homebuyer Educators and Counselors, Mortgage Lenders, CRA Officers, Underwriters, Appraisers, Home Inspectors, and Attorneys and others working with First-Time Homebuyers
Participant Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the origins, characteristics, and impacts of implicit bias on individuals, institutions, and systems;
2. Practice application of research-based debiasing strategies;
3. Explore strategies and tools for sharing information with colleagues and communities.