McLean, VA – One year ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was touted as a hero for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, he is better known for nursing home scandals and recent allegations of sexual harassment from current and former government employees. As an impeachment inquiry is opened against him, diversity, equity, and inclusion training consultants at NewPoint Strategies evaluate what went wrong.
Lynne Revo-Cohen, Co-Founder of NewPoint Strategies says, “Big question for Leaders: How to do leaders hold themselves accountable when they are the one accused of sexual harassment? We are not here to judge before an investigation is done, but we offer this advice to leaders everywhere.Your job is to role model and set the tone for creating a Culture of Respect where sexual harassment is not tolerated, where everyone feels safe to report it when it happens, to step in or step up for a colleague, and to hold anyone accountable for inappropriate behavior. If we learned anything from #MeToo, it is this message for leaders."
The company recently released a series of animated trainings that address difficult issues in the workplace. “Who Does That?” is designed to get people talking and give them a comprehensive plan to follow if they encounter sexual harassment, racial micro-aggressions, implicit bias, and other challenging topics at work. The engaging series is intended to promote bold and honest conversations between employees and management.
NewPoint Strategies has worked with many clients, including the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Justice, several branches of the U.S. Military, NASA, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“It’s critical that every state and local government agency has training in place to address these challenging issues before they create a hostile workplace for employees.” says Co-Founder Karetta Hubbard.
To learn more about best practices for addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at work, including “Who Does That?” and other training services, contact Dr. Estelle-Marie Montgomery via email: [email protected].