Classes and Educational Opportunities

Leading with Diversity Workshop

A three hour session for Local Association leaders and staff to develop and articulate a business case for inclusion and diversity, define what diversity means in your community, and take action that will help you move your association along its path to inclusion of diversity in your leadership. Workshop participants weigh the benefits of working with local chapters of multicultural real estate organizations and use the Diversity Toolkit (available at to help develop action plans that form the basis for a Diversity Initiative Grant.
Contact:  Fred Underwood at 202-383-1132 or

Expanding Housing Opportunities Class

Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) educates REALTORS® on the range of affordable housing opportunities and the clients seeking them. EHO increases participants’ understanding of how affordability bolsters the housing market, engages clients, and builds business as well as the community. Students will learn to better leverage partnerships and resources to expand housing opportunities.
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Contact:  Wendy Penn at 202-383-7504 or

Employer-Assisted Housing Class

An overview of Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH), which assists homebuyers via education, counseling and financial assistance, and details on how to work with a team to discuss EAH with local employers so they can offer an EAH benefit to their employees to help them become homeowners or afford a home close to work.
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Smart Growth for the 21st Century Class

Offer and sponsor this four-hour course that teaches REALTORS® state-of-the-art community planning concepts, the value of smart growth neighborhoods to homebuyers and their communities and how REALTORS® can help make smart growth happen.
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Contact:  Hugh Morris at 202-383-1278 or

Candidate Training Academy

Collaborate with NAR’s professional campaign consultants to help groom your REALTOR® champions to be viable and successful candidates for public office. This training class walks a candidate step-by-step through the process, from making the decision to run, to fundraising, to Get-Out-The-Vote efforts on Election Day.
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Contact:  Kyle Lambert London  at 202-383-1203 or

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