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Cornelius Dowdell

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Cornelius Dowdell is an entrepreneurial and engaging HR and L&D strategist with over 13 years of success driving operational effectiveness through leadership, training, and cultural transformations. He has served as a trusted advisor to internal and client c-suite executives, stakeholders, and department leaders by delivering actionable strategies in human capital management and education as well as sustainable learning programs to improve individual performance as well as leadership capability. As an insightful and innovative leader, he continually researches, analyzes, and implements cutting-edge technologies, tools, and methodologies to enhance learning and development initiatives across a variety of platforms.

He specializes in human resources, leadership program development, employee training, team-building, career development, conflict resolution, identification of soft skills, often connecting clients with little-known resources and opportunities to maximize organizational effectiveness.

As a strong interpersonal communicator, he readily cultivates positive relationships across all levels while leading and developing high-performing teams within a dynamic and energetic environment founded on integrity, diversity, and accountability. He builds long-term partnerships among community leaders and organizations to expand awareness of and support for various initiatives, including grant funding, attendance, event planning, etc.

Along with an MBA in Human Resource Management, he has obtained Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, as well as certifications in Business Management, Leadership and Management, Essentials of Leadership, and Problem Solving Essentials from Emory University, Capella University, LSU, and OpusWorks.


  • BA Political Science, Lousiana State University
  • MBCA Human Resource Management, Capella University
  • Certified Everything DiSC Trainer, Everything DiSC-A Wiley Brand
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner, Everything DiSC-A Wiley Brand
  • 20 Questions to Improve Learning at your Organization, LinkedIn
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, Emory University
  • Essentials of Leadership, Emory University
  • Lead LSU, Lousiana State University
  • Leadership & Management, & Continuing Education
  • Problem Solving Essentials, OpusWorks