On Feburary 7th, MCBC and the Mel King Institute hosted a training on Implicit Bias for Homeownership Professionals at MAHA. Trainer Susan Naimark introduced participants to the concept of implicit bias: what it is, how it develops, and its impacts on individuals and organizations. Participants left with a better understanding of their own unconscious biases, and some practical, research based strategies to reduce them. The session also took a deeper dive into how implicit bias shows up while working with First-Time Homebuyers at each stage of the process. Participants then worked to strategize and practice debiasing interventions and left with some takeaway tools to share with their colleagues and communities.
Materials from the training are available here.