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Robert Alan Black

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Contact Info
Company/Employer: Cre8ng People, Places & Possibilities
Phone - Office: 706 353 3387
Phone - Mobile: 706 353 3387
P. O. Box 5805, Georgia, USA 30604
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertalanblackcreativethinkin?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WanderingAlan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cre8ngAlan
Facilitator Qualifications
Clients: http://www.cre8ng.com/areas-of-knowledge/past-clients Among the Fortune 500 companies he has spoken to and for are: Dell Computer (Malaysia 11 times) General Motors Kimberly-Clark Gillette Stationery Div Johnson & Johnson CertainTeed Gulfstream Aerospace duPont Kroger Nestle Duck Head Apparel Bibb Manufacturing Georgia-Pacific Wrigley Gum
Years Facilitating: 20+
Skills/Expertise (Select all that apply):
  • Subject Matter Expert / Speaker
  • Effective Teams / Team Building
  • Creativity in Education (training youth or educators)
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training Others in Creativity/Facilitation/CPS
Industries Served:
  • Automotive
  • Business / Industrial
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health / Medical
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Other Industry
Affiliations: National Speakers Association Global Speakers Federation ACRE Toastmasters, Inc.
CEF/CPSI Leadership:
  • CEF Member
  • CPSI Presenter
  • CEF Consultant
Education: PhD in Ed Psyche - Teaching of Creative Thinking, M.Ed. - Guidance and Counseling of Gifted, Talented and Creative, MA in Visual Communication, MA in Interior Architecture, BS in Architecture
Qualified Assessor: M.I.N.D. Design™, KAI, NBI, HBDI, SOLAT, DISC
Awards: DLA and numerous creativity awards from ACRE and ACA
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Robert Alan Black, Ph.D., DLA, CSP, Tanner Award

Alan focuses on creative thinking development and is a highly respected international creative thinking advocate, author, speaker, consultant, facilitator and college professor. His book BROKEN CRAYONS: Break Your Crayons and Draw Outside the Lines has been published in the USA, Turkey, Slovenia and South Africa and purchased by people in many countries around the world.

From 1960 to 1983 he worked in 8 creative fields and professions: architecture as an NCARB registered architect with licenses in Michigan, Florida, and Georgia, graphics and signage designer, tv news writer for WXYZ-TV in Detroit, freelance writer, freelance cartoonist, display designer, speaker, college professor and consultant.

In 1976 as a volunteer teacher of 22 gifted elementary school children, one his oldest late son, Jeff, he discovered two articles by the late Dr. E. Paul Torrance, world renown author, professor and researcher of creative thinking and gifted education. Within the next 3 years he worked on a B.S. in Education, two different M.Ed. in Education: Gifted Education and the Counseling of Gifted, Talented and Creative Individuals and began his Ph.D. in the teaching of creative thinking with Dr. E. Paul Torrance as his major professor and Dr. Sidney J. Parnes on his doctoral committee.

In 1978 he attended his first of over 190 international creativity conferences on 6 continents in several countries where he continues to present at several each year.

He has co-authored books with several creativity experts such as: Dr. Andy van Gundy, Dr. Kobus Neethling, Dr. Kanes Rajah, Dr. Igor Dubina in the US, South Africa, England and Russia.

Since the late 70s he has had over 800 articles published on leadership, communication, teamwork, conflict and the development of creative thinking skills.

From 1997 to 2014, 18 years, he weekly published his Alan’s Cre8ng Challenges that consisted of daily exercises anyone can use to further develop their creative thinking skills, tools, techniques and knowledge.

Beginning in 1979 part-time and then full time in 1984 Alan has made nearly 3800 presentations from keynote speeches, general platform presentation, breakout or concurrent sessions or ½ day to full day workshops at conferences, conventions and institutes through the US and in a variety of countries around the globe. Also included a ½ to full day to multiple day training programs and masters degree level university courses focused the development of creative thinking from the front and rear doors to top floors of organizations, companies or corporations.



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