Staff of Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® Earns At Home With Diversity® Certification from National Association of REALTORS®
Those earning the At Home With Diversity Certification from the National Association of REALTORS include: Sandy Naragon, CEO; Mike Valerino, COO; Roz Campbell, Sales & Marketing Representative; Therese Covell, Director of Professional Development & Standards; Donna Dopslaf, Executive Assistant; Beth Klaes, Controller; Jamie McMillen, Vice President of Government Affairs; Kelli Moss, Director of Communication; Diane Plescia, Receptionist; Jane Shubert, Member Services Administrator; and Sherry Waples, Director of Member Services
The At Home With Diversity® curriculum includes topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, fair housing, and risk reduction. Participants develop an increased awareness of cultural and personal biases that may inhibit fully embracing diversity. They learn the importance of networking and performing meaningful multicultural outreach in their communities. Finally, participants formulate an inclusive plan that embraces diversity and enhances improves professional service.
The course outlines the major historic events leading up to the Fair Housing Act and how it forms the need for inclusive housing policies today. It summarizes the Fair Housing Act, including its protected classes, prohibitions, and exemptions.
There are modules especially designed to help REALTORS ® learn strategies to better serve diverse clients, develop advertising and marketing plans that increase business and allow them to adapt to an ever-changing marketplace.
“Earning the AHWD as a staff is a proactive way to show our personal commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said CEO Sandy Naragon. “We want to be supportive allies and quickly learned that education is a great start,” she explained.
For more information about the At Home With Diversity certification, search AHWD at www.nar.realtor.
For more information about the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS visit www.akronclevelandrealtors.com.
Sandy Naragon | Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS
Chief Executive Officer