Learning doesn’t stop – it becomes more flexible and adaptable

Jul 30, 2020

I have spent my career focused on supporting the education path of individuals throughout their lives. Whether it is a student in university or a professional with 30 years of experience, the common thread is a recognition and the commitment to learning and the continual evolution of skills and knowledge. One of the reasons I joined REIC last year was that I recognized the important role of professional development and designations, and I wanted to help further support the enhancement of real estate education.

As an industry, we are well attuned to adapting to change. Across the real estate market, professionals rely on accessing and analysing the latest insights and knowledge, so that they can pivot and take the necessary actions to support their customers, expand their value, and grow their business. Professional development is a core way that we grow and adapt to the new realities of business. In a changing marketplace, elevating your skills and increasing your recognition is more critical than ever before. This is something that REIC has recognized for over 65 years.

We have seen the impacts of COVID-19, and we have continued to respond to the new world around us. COVID-19 has changed the way we work, shop, and live, but the business of real estate hasn’t stopped, and nor has the need and the opportunities facing us. This year, REIC moved its courses from in-class face-to-face to online, real-time-remote and independent study. This change wasn’t about a putting in place a temporary solution; it was about creating a new framework that provides professionals with flexible options to learn the way they want and need.

Whether it is real-time-remote, independent study, or in the future, face-to-face learning, REIC is here to help. It may be summer, but learning continues and is available. What’s even better is that REIC is offering a special promotion. A 10% discount is now available on all courses taken in July, August, and September. There’s no better time than now to learn, exceed, and lead. Take a closer look at our upcoming course calendar to see what REIC has to offer and be sure to use the code 10%OFF to access our summer offer.

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Hafeeza Bassirullah, Ed.D

Written by Hafeeza Bassirullah, Ed.D

Hafeeza Bassirullah, Ed.D is the Director of Education and Training at Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC)