Amrock Mandatory Diversity Training
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An appraiser shared the following with us. Amrock is requiring all appraisers on their panel to complete a diversity, equity and inclusion training by April 19, 2021.
Amrock Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Requirement:
You’re Cordially Required to Take Part in This Training
As an organization, we firmly believe in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) for everyone – and we’ve taken a stance through the implementation of our DE&I Strategic Plan.
As part of that plan, all Amrock team members have completed an online Cultural Competency Training. We’re now extending that requirement to all our Amrock partners as well.
The training supports our DE&I Strategic Plan and aligns with our expectations of client engagement by all who represent us. It also supports an understanding of anti-discrimination laws in our industry, such as the Fair Housing Act.
You’re part of our extended family, which means you’re also part of our “for more than profit” philosophy and culture.
Please complete the Cultural Competency Training by Friday, April 19. The training is brief, but if you need to interrupt your session, it will automatically save and you can continue later.
An appraiser’s reaction to Amrock’s Mandatory Diversity Training:
I will not say the name of the company, and I have been working as a vendor for 10 years. They have a performance report that has a specific category for behavior which I have ranked at the top for those 10 years. There was no incident that would require this, just something they are doing company wide.
Today I logged on their site to upload an appraisal and a splash screen came up telling me that all their staff has taken this course and they want all their vendors that are representatives of their company to take it. They started out sort of sort and then said it was a requirement.
I will go on record as saying in this area of Florida I have appraised over the last 28 years property for all sorts of people regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or race and never once said anything to anyone that would be deemed anything but professional. I am a Conservative, Christian, and I believe in what I believe in, however when I appraise a property, it is the property I am appraising and not the person’s sex, sexual orientation, race or religious affiliation.
I have been in this business 28 years and I have made a good living without being “woke”.
I guess I am asking everyone’s opinion and allowing myself to vent. What does this have to do with appraising?