Diversity Series: Inclusiveness & Equity - Intro to Coded Language: Working with Diverse Clients

When:  Jan 22, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)


Are you using Coded Language?  Language and Communication can be explicit and implicit; it is a component of culture that is coded with meanings, attitudes, beliefs and power dynamics.  For real estate professionals, it is important to understand how your communication style is interpreted by the home buying and selling public.  Coded language is pervasive and has impacts on relational and structural outcomes.  Over time, our language and its meanings become layered and can therefore function in different spaces in different ways and for different purposes. 

In other words, meanings of words and their implications change over time.  In this hour-long introduction to the concept of coded language, participants examine the definition, history and implications of coded language (also called dog-whistles).  Participants will increase their awareness around the coded language that many of us use in our daily lives and gain practical skills around how to critically assess one's own language, and respond when others used coded language.  As real estate professionals, this is important so that you can better assist your buyer and seller clients meet their housing needs. 

Instructed by Jeff Modzelewski. 
1 hour C.E. Approved.

The series includes the following sessions. There will be a separate registration for each class.

    1. Single Story Bias – October 30, 2020
    2. Introduction to Privilege:  Impact on Inclusion & Equity – December 4, 2020
    3. Diverse Demographics:  Bias & Micro Messages: Working with Buyers & Sellers - January 12, 2021
    4. Introduction to Coded Language: Working with Diverse Clients & Customers – January 22, 2021
    5. Introduction to Racial Bias:  Serving Diverse Real Estate Consumers – February 19, 2021
    6. Introduction to Sexuality and Gender Acceptance – March 19, 2021
    7. Gender Identity & Pronouns: Serving Home Buyers & Sellers – April 16, 2021

All classes Live Online from 11:00-12:00.  
One hour c.e. requested for all classes.

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