Embracing Diversity: A Preview of The Certified Diversity Specialist Designation (CDS) w/Julia Lashay
The Certified Diversity Specialist Designation (CDS) is launching with its first live virtual training on March 30, 2021.
For details and to register for the Certified Diversity Specialist Certification Designation, visit www.DiversityDesignation.com
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America’s population is changing, and so is the ratio of homeownership in the country. As the United States becomes more diverse, embracing diversity will help you gain clients, but failing to pay attention to it could lead to client loss.
I’m very excited to have the co-founder of CDS and one of the instructors, Julia Lashay. In this episode, we talked about diversity, why there’s been a void in real estate diversity when it comes to training, and briefly preview the seven modules covered in the CDS Designation.
To get in touch with Julia, visit her website at www.julialashay.com
“Be dedicated to building a diverse team. It leads to diverse perspectives and different approaches. When your team is representative of the community where you work, you can gain valuable consumer insights that can give your brokerage a positive edge.” -Michael LaFido
Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode:
✔ Dimensions of Diversity - More Than Race:
A common misperception is that diversity and inclusion solely refer to racial considerations. While it might be the most visible factor, a truly diverse workforce embraces all dimensions of diversity (religion, sexual orientation, language, income, gender, et al).
✔ Fair Housing Do’s and Don'ts:
Every year, real estate agents make unintentional mistakes and violate Fair Housing laws by poor advertising of a property. The CDS Designation will cover advertising as it relates to Fair Housing, ensuring that your advertising isn't only just Fair Housing compliant, but also reaching a broader audience.
✔ Become a Social Equity Leader in Your Community:
Learn about social equity and making sure that there's fairness and housing for everyone. The CDS Designation will also cover all of the different things you can do to be a leader in your community. Being a social equity leader will give you a little bit of a social capital edge.
Julia Lashay is a broker in Minnesota and Texas. She currently serves as the Director of Training and Career Development for the Keller Williams Central 75 office located in Dallas, TX, and is a managing partner of The Signature Group located in Minneapolis, MN, and Dallas, TX. Over the past 20 years, Julia Lashay has trained and coached thousands of real estate professionals.
In 2017, Julia was nominated for the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS’ REALTOR of the Year award and received the Exceptional Service award conveyed by the Minneapolis Area REALTORS in 2020. She has been featured on several news and radio stations including Fox 9 News, Kare 11, the Star Tribune, and guest appearances on HGTV.