Education & Events Calendar
REALTORS® who learn more, earn more!
Welcome to the professional development, events, and networking opportunities calendar of Pinellas REALTOR® Organization and Central Pasco REALTOR® Organization. We offer hundreds of classes every year from our award-winning program. Visit our class/event Terms & Conditions page.
Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing
Monday, May 22, 2023 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)
Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing helps real estate professionals interrupt stereotypical thinking so they can avoid fair housing pitfalls and provide equal professional service to every customer or client. Participants will examine the history of bias in real estate, learn about the mind science of identity, study how implicit bias can result in fair housing violations, and engage in interactive exercises to enhance communication skills and business relationships with clients of all backgrounds.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the history of bias and discrimination in real estate to understand how neighborhoods became segregated and appreciate the challenges many consumers still face because of their identities.
- Explain how implicit bias may result in violations of Fair Housing laws and industry ethics.
- Identify interventions to prevent implicit bias, identity anxiety, and stereotype threat from influencing behavior so that consumers are treated with equal concern, respect, and fairness.
- Increase personal motivation to confront these phenomena in their business and community.
If You are a participant in the 2023 District 6 Leadership Institute, this course will count as Session 4.
Gonzalo Mejia is a 18year veteran of the real estate industry. He has been an agent, broker associate, managing broker and now team leader of the Dream Home Team in Jacksonville, FL where they are one of the top producing teams in their market. One of their specialties is global business, and have worked with customer from all over the world. Gonzalo has a background in financial controlling and used to work for multinational companies in USA and South America. With over 25 years of experience as an instructor and speaker, Gonzalo is a licensed real estate instructor in Florida and an approved instructor for REBAC, RRC, REBI and Florida Realtors. He has been a featured speaker at several national and international events.
More than just a calendar
The classes and events listed above represent the efforts of not just a hard-working education department, but an entire association staff, several committees, and volunteer leaders – all of whom are dedicated to building, delivering, and communicating a selection of classes taught by reputable instructors and esteemed special guests. Affordability is always on our minds, which is why we’ve created programs designed to lower costs whenever possible.
Whether your goal is continuing education, gaining designations and certifications, networking, or strengthening your specialty, you’ll find a multitude of options available and friendly guidance along the way. We strongly believe learning never stops, so we aim to serve REALTORS® no matter where they are on their professional journey, from the newly-licensed agent to the seasoned professional. Please visit our PRO/CPRO Education page to learn how we stand out from the crowd.
Education and events policies and terms
All attendees of classes and events (whether in-person, on-location, off-location, or via internet streaming) must agree to our policies and terms, which cover, and are not limited to: refunds, cancellations, no-shows, class misuse, video/photography, waivers, and special accommodation requests. This applies to all classes and events whether or not they are listed on this page’s calendar.