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Cecile Morris

Cecile Morris PhD

How I Might Be Able to Assist

My passion is in teaching, facilitating and learning. Because of my dissertation research and the ongoing issues that surface in the workplace culture, diversity and generations in the workplace are topics of major interest.

Having worked in different industries, under different structures in different states helps provide a broader lens to view business and HR. I appreciate and enjoy adult learning and hearing about the many experiences students share in the classroom.

I support the HR profession and its impact on organizations and I’m willing to discuss and share experiences to help troubleshoot potential issues and opportunities.

I’m a strong proponent of presentations and public speaking as it is a skill that everyone should develop to advance in their profession and in their organization. This is an area that I can assist in developing as students progress through their programs.

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

Dr. Morris worked in several industries including healthcare, food and beverage, higher education and fitness. This has helped in gaining a broad perspective on how organizations function. Over the years Dr. Morris’ professional experiences supported corporate, nonprofit and public sector initiatives that help drive the discussions and perspectives in the classroom.

With employment laws being challenging on a federal level working in different states offer another challenge. California is one of the most challenging HR environments and having spent 20 years in California she brings experience with those challenges.

Because of her educational background she has had the opportunity to teach courses across a broad spectrum which adds to the learning experience.

Background

Education

PhD, Organization and Management, Capella University
Masters of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Juris Doctorate, Monterey College of Law
Bachelor of Business, University of Phoenix
Associate of Science, Physical Therapy, Becker College

Certificates & Professional Accreditation

SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources, HRCI
SHRM-SCP, Society for Human Resource Management, Senior Certified Professional

Courses Taught at NECB

GMGM201 Principles of Management HRM520 Recruitment and Selection for Organizational Excellence
HRM570 Global HR Management

Courses Taught Elsewhere

Argosy University

B6512 Global Business
MS6018 Employment Law and Public Policy
DR8801 Doctoral Research
MS6020 Contract Law and Ethics
MS6510 Compensation, Motivation & Rewards

University of Phoenix

ETH316 Ethics and Social Responsibility
LDR300 Innovative Leadership
STR581 Strategic Planning and Implementation
QNT561 Applied Business Research
HRM 531 Human Resource Management

Davenport University

HRMG700 Managing Human Resources
HRMG453 Strategic HR Management
HRMG314 Managing Change

Brandman University

OLCU601 Democracy, Ethics and Leadership
HRCU606 Ethical and Legal Issues in Leadership
HRCU648 Legal Issues in HR

University of Denver-University Colleges

HRA4130 Bus. and Fin. For HR
HRA4120 Legal, Ethics and Empl. Issues
HRA4500 Org. Leadership and Team Effectiveness
HRA4630 Employment Law

Windward Community College

Professional Development
HR Fundamentals
Critical Thinking
Team Building

Professional Experience

2017 CMM Consulting-Management and HR Training and Consulting
2014-2017 HR Director Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
2010-2014 HR Manager, Hawaiian Islands HMSHost Inc.
2000-2010 HR, Staff Human Resources, University of California, Santa Cruz
1990-2000 Operations and HR Management NovaCare Inc.

Publications and Lectures

Colorado Assisted Living Association Annual Conference, September 2017, Culture, Generations and Diversity Workshop
California Assisted Living Association Annual Conference June 2017 It’s all about perspective: Culture, Generations and Diversity Workshop
Intensive pre-conference workshop on Generations, June 2017
University of Phoenix, Moderator, Unlocking Your Future, May 2017
Hawaiian Host Inc., Workforce 2025 Workshop, April 2017 Island Insurance, June 2013, February 2014, Leveraging Intergenerational Communication
ASTD Hawaii Chapter, May 2012, Leveraging Intergenerational Communication
SHRM Webcast, June 2011, Co-presented-Generations in the Workplace
University of Hawaii Graduate Nursing Administration, April 2011, Generations in the Workplace San Jose State University – HR Undergraduate Program (April 2009)
California State University Monterey Bay- Undergraduate Business Program (April 2009)