ATDBR Membership Meeting: We are All Business Consultants!

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Goodwood Library (Large Meeting Room) - 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806


(depends on selected options)

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  • Registration for in-person attendance.
  • Registration to join event remotely as virtual participant.

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May 2022 ATDBR Membership Meeting

Date/Time:  May 24, 2022 (11:30am - 1:00pm)

Location:  Goodwood Library (Large Meeting Room)

As the founder of The Nelius Strategy and Nelius Spices, Cornelius “Neil” Dowdell is a highly sought-after business development strategist providing direction in the areas of leadership and process development, career progression, and business process optimization.

Cornelius has managed education and learning for institutions and collaborates with Fortune 500 companies over the past decade. In addition, he has more than 15 years of experience in leadership and managerial roles, encompassing operational and program management teams, human resources, corporate learning and career planning. Cornelius is renowned for his ability to develop potential leaders, streamline operational processes and create value within organizations. He believes that every individual has inspired strengths and gifts that we should maximize in our life’s work.

Before following his passion of sharing his consulting gifts on a more global scale, Cornelius held influential roles at CGI Federal, Louisiana State University and Emory University. His work encompassed partnering with key learning officers and human resource teams in the development of High Potential Leadership Development Programs, integrating Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, and establishing Corporate Branding standards.

It is the success of his work that he formed The Nelius Strategy LLC to create a better future for his clients and fruitful partnerships that make a positive impact in the world. Cornelius has made it a priority to align all programs with the organization’s business goals and strategies. To do so, he and his staff provide a full range of business development and strategies that go beyond traditional methods and former best-practices.

Cornelius earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Capella University. He is certified in Problem Solving, Leadership and Management Development, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Leadership and Management Curriculum.

To further benefit his community and share his gifts, Cornelius is involved in numerous professional and non-profit organizations, serving in the Association of Talent Development (ATD), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Project Management Institute (PMI).

Event Lunch Options

When registering for this event, select the lunch option add-on. All lunch add-ons are offered at $13.00. If you do not select and purchase a lunch option, you will not receive a lunch during the event. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact for alternate lunch options. 

Meeting Schedule

Check-in/Networking Begins      11:30 AM

Announcements Begins             11:45 AM

Program Begins                        12:00 PM

ATD CI Pre-Approved Provider

ATDBR is a pre-approved provider and is authorized to provide continuing education programs that qualify for initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. ATDBR provides high- quality programming that has been developed and delivered by subject matter experts.

ATD Talent Development Capability Model

ATDBR strives to align our programming with the ATD Talent Development Capability Model. This workshop supports the following ATD Competency domain: Impacting Organizational Capability


As soon as you complete the registration process, you will be guaranteed a seat at this event. The completed registration process initiates an invoice from ATD Baton Rouge to you that may be paid online, by mail, or on the day of the event. Be sure to register using a valid and accessible email address to receive automated event confirmations, invoices, and Zoom links for virtual events. ATDBR is not responsible for undeliverable communication due to registration errors. 

Event cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to the event may be eligible to receive a refund for the event registration. Refund requests should be made via email to  

Lunch Options are provided at an additional cost through a third-party vendor. Lunch fees are not eligible for cancellation or refund within 72 hours of the event. Contact if you have dietary restrictions. 

COVID Health Protocol

Participants are encouraged to follow State and Federal guidelines when attending in-person ATDBR events. 

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