Dr. Robert Alan Black

Since 1978 Dr. Black has presented at over 150 creativity conferences on 5 continents: CPSI for 34 years, ACRE in South Africa for 15 years. In 2012 he presented at three programs in Brazil in August for the first time making it 6 continents and 85 countries. Since 16 he had 48 jobs in the past 52 years: licensed architect, interior designer, graphics and signage designer, freelance cartoonist and writer, college professor at three different universities since 1980.

His travels have taken me to 49 of the 50 USA states and 85 countries where he has spoken and worked in most of them attempting to S.P.R.E.A.D. creative thinking throughout entire workplaces from individuals to teams to departments to entire organizations.

  • Ph.D. in the Teaching of Creative Thinking with Dr. E. Paul Torrance as major professor
  • M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling of Gifted, Talented and Creative Individuals
  • M.A. in Art in Interior Architecture
  • M.A. in Art in Visual Communication
  • B.S. in Architectural Design

M.I.N.D. Design thinking style model/instruments based upon his doctoral dissertation study into the matching of teaching and learning styles based upon thinking styles to teach creative thinking skills and tools.  Over 400,000 people have completed a MD in the past 30 years.

BROKEN CRAYONS: Break Your Crayons and Draw Outside the Lines has been published in 4 countries (USA, Turkey, Solvenia, South Africa) and translated into 3 languages (Turkish, Solvenian and Japanese).

600+ articles since 1980: leadership, communication, teamwork and creative thinking. He has co-authored books in the US, UK and South Africa.


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