Transform your business, life with a ‘Philosophy of Leadership’

October 1, 2012

Lisle, Illinois ~ Looking for a way to take charge of your life? Is there a constant yearning to enrich your abilities to lead? Are you striving to have that intuition that breeds success?

Learn how to organize and apply effective leadership skills to produce positive outcomes at a workshop, "Developing a Philosophy of Leadership," from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at the Margaret and Harold Moser Center, 1832 Centre Point Circle, Suite 102, in Naperville.

The workshop is sponsored by the Women's Institute for Global Leadership at Benedictine University and is open to the public. The cost is $50. To reserve a space, register at

The Women's Institute at Benedictine is an educational clearinghouse for emerging and top female leaders and offers a myriad of academic and non-academic leadership programs for women.

The workshop will be facilitated by Cleophus Downing, Ed.D., an adjunct professor at Benedictine and management consultant who is actively involved with the Women's Institute.

She has developed curriculum and instructed courses in Strategic Marketing, the Art of Speech Communications, Organizational Behavior, and many others. She also teaches students how to better understand race and gender differences in the workplace to help leaders appreciate and recognize different values and cultural norms among employees.

Attendees will develop skills that will help them enhance their openness, creativity, assertiveness and many other qualities of a results-driven leader.

Downing is the founder and CEO of Dr. Cleo Down & Associates Strategic Management Consulting Firm, and specializes in developing a vision, mission and strategy for leaders to energize employees and give them an inspiring picture of the future.

For more information, contact Beryl Davin at or (630) 829-6126.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls more than 5,000 students in 59 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the seventh consecutive year in 2017. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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