February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1803 Dorchester Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

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.