Cecily Rodriguez spent 20+ years as a Human Resources and Organizational Development professional helping companies develop and improve their workforces, organizational structures, and business processes in industries such as manufacturing, financial services, nonprofit, and higher education. Whether as an employee, consultant, or Board member, she has been a founder and follower of organizations that feed her passion for bringing people together to improve their opportunities in the workforce.
She holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications and MS in Communication and Leadership, plus certifications including the PHR, Hogan, Workplace Big 5, MBTI, DiSC, 360-Feedback, Mutual Learning Facilitation Model, and Creative Problem Solving, and has used her expertise to help teams across the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Cecily is an adjunct professor at University at Buffalo, former adjunct professor at Canisius College, and an Executive Committee Board member for The Park School of Buffalo and The Women’s Business Center @ Canisius College. Throughout her career, the skill Cecily has used most consistently has been her ability to craft written communications in a way that compels people to say “yes”. She hopes to continue compelling people to say “yes” through her work with Upper Edge.