Maria MorukianSenior Consultant NewPoint Strategies LLC
Maria Morukian is a Senior Consultant and Trainer for NewPoint Strategies. She is a NewPoint leader on Gender and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion issues in the workplace. Maria has over 15 years of experience as an organizational development trainer, consultant and coach, specializing in diversity and inclusion best practices and high-risk employment issues such as harassment prevention and anti-bullying strategies. She works with federal, corporate and nonprofit organizations, helping everyone from aspiring leaders to senior executives, to build strong, healthy, inclusive organizations. She currently leads NewPoint’s work on Unconscious Bias with several government and non-profit organizations. She has delivered successful webinars on implicit bias to CCAR, HUC, Reform Congregation search committees, and also presented at the Reform Conference on Conscience in Washington DC.
Maria’s clients include the Department of State, Department of the Navy, Marine Corps, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, General Services Administration, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of the Treasury, Department of the Interior, Library of Congress, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Agency for International Development, Spitzer Auto World, Lorain Public Schools, Syngenta Seeds LLC, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Delta Airlines.
Maria formerly served as the Practice Director for Leadership and Management at Management Concepts, where she led efforts to develop in-person and virtual training and consulting solutions, including a number of diversity and inclusion focused projects. Maria also served as a leadership development specialist for the U.S. Department of State, where she provided training, coaching, and consulting on leadership skills, diversity, inclusion, employee relations, EEO, and global diversity and cultural competence. She also served as an EEO Counselor during her five-year tenure with the Department.
Maria served as the Executive Director for the National Multi-Cultural Institute, where she led efforts to develop and deliver customized organizational change initiatives focused on diversity, inclusion, anti-discrimination and harassment, and global diversity competency, for organizations ranging from the International Monetary Fund to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Maria currently serves on the faculty of the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Executive Institute, where she trains and coaches senior executives in the federal government on leadership, with a particular focus on building diverse, inclusive, and innovative teams and organizations. She currently leads a number of diversity and inclusion training and consulting efforts, partnering with the OPM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and providing anti-bias training across federal government.
Maria is currently an adjunct faculty at American University’s School of International Service, leading graduate courses on intercultural competence, diversity and inclusion. She previously served as adjunct faculty at George Washington University teaching cultural competence training design.
Maria earned her dual Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Organizational Studies and Spanish and Master’s in International Communication from American University. She regularly presents at conferences, including the Training Officers Consortium, Federally Employed Women, and Blacks in Government, on issues of diversity and inclusion.