Testimonials (scan down) & Client Letters (click here)
A sampling from over 3500 presentations and programs in nearly 40 states & 40+ countries out of the 49 states and 77 countries I have traveled to and in since 1950. Scan down for several samplings of testimonials from clients and participants.
Denmark, US, Holland, South Korea and South Africa
The following are samples of feedback I have received from clients and participants from over 3,400 presentations I have made professionally since I gave my first presentation in 1976. They are categorized by profession or occupation from A to Z.
Chambers of Commerce
"Your seminars are always interesting
and I never fail to learn from them."
"Thanks a million! For sharing your thoughts and ideas with our group. You provided that spark and then some."
"As always your session was one of the highlights of the Georgia Institute. The exercises were informative and personally enlightening."
"I got bunches of compliments for having you on the program. I sincerely believe your excellent assistance will have a profound effect on the quality of Jackson County's future leaders."
"The program critiques reflected the curriculum was highly rated and we appreciate your contribution."
"For a time you lectured us and taught us, but probably, and most importantly, you provided the motivation for us to reflect upon ourselves."
"Your commitment of time and energy helped our participants meet their goals of achieving quality education in the management of voluntary organizations. ...we could not put on this program without the support, help and commitment that you bring to it. Thanks a million!"
Thank you for inspiring and challenging us at the Port Armor retreat. It was certainly a great start for our program this year. I am sure everyone took something away that will help them as leaders."
"Your presentation on left/right brain dominance at the GCCEA's management conference was indeed a highlight of our meeting."
"You are so very human and personable in your presentations. Our folks...are still discussing the upbeat feeling they left with Saturday noon."
"What a pleasure to work with you. You are certainly a pleasure and delight to know.
The group was most impressed with you and all the things you taught... Thank you for all your wonderful help and ideas."
"In addition to being interesting, we feel that it will be very beneficial to us in our organizations. You kept everyone's attention."
Credit Unions & CU Leagues
"If you listen closely . . . you can still hear the applause. Great job, what a delight to have you be a part of our 56th Annual Meeting and State Convention. It was a joy to have you be our guest. Great ratings . . . 4.7 and 4.8."
"We would like to commend you for the excellent manner in which you conducted the 'Supervisory Skills' program. We are confident that the future of AGE Federal Credit Union will be much more profitable as a result of your program."
Supervisory Program Attendee Comments:
"The most valuable supervisory training I've had!"
Participants in a CU Supervisory session in-house:
". . . his session was excellent."
"Thanks so much for facilitating our recent Director's educational session on "paradigms." The feedback has been positive relative both to session content and to your personal contribution toward our success in addressing and becoming more sensitive to the importance of paradigms in our everyday lives."
Credit Union Conference Attendee Feedback:
"Kept your interest!"
Beginning in 1950 I have traveled in 49 states and 77 countries on or near 6 continents. Since becoming a full-time professional speaker and consultant in 1984 I have spoken professionally in 40+ of them and 40 US states.
Canada, Mexico, Trinidad, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Turkey, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Mauritius, South Africa, Russia, Hungary, Slovakia, USA
Here are a sample of recent feedback.
"Thank you for your excellent
presentation at Regio Baak in Noordvijk this past weekend. I gained
a great deal that will help me with my employees."
TURKEY(accent marks not completely correct)
Yuzyil Isil (private school in Istanbul)
Alan Black'in okulumuzu ziyareti
Yaklasik 30 yildir yaraticilik alaninda egitmler veren ve alaninin uzmanlarindan syilan E. P. Torrace'dan doktora derecesini alan Alan Black, 27 Mayis gunu okulumuza geldi.
Iste Insan, 30 Nisan 2000
newspaper article about conference I presented at for
the 2nd time in two years
Eventus'un, Iste Insan
sponsorlugunda duzenledigi "Yaraticilik Zirvesi"nde
konusan Alan Black, "yaratici insan"in tanimin verdi.
Zirve, tum katilimcilarin zihnini harekete gecirdi
Turkey's 1st Interactive Creativity Conference
with the theme "Power of Creativity in Business"
"Specifically your keynote
performance "Break Your Crayons and Draw Outside the Lines"
together with the "In the Box Out of the Box Thinking"
received an applauding audience of 340 people. Including your
parallel session "Don't Just Sit There, Be Creative",
your overall rating was excellent evaluated by 300+ participants.
(I have been involved in the ACRE - African Creativity Conference yearly since 1998) and 4 Creativity in Education Conferences (Zulu Natal- Alpine Heath,Western Cape-Guidini Spa, Klein Kariba in Limpopo Province)...
Rekord, Pretoria, South Africa newspaper
"n Ontploffing van kennis en idees by
"One could not really recognize those speakers from outside of S.A. with exception of Alan Black from America, he had a different hat on every other hour. His CV is not dull either. Alan is an architect, graphic artist, interior designer, professor, cartoonist, public speaker and (creativity) consultant."
"My first impressions of Alan Black were shaped when I met him at the Creative Problem Solving Institute in Buffalo in 1991. He demonstrated fun, creativity and a zest for life not by talking about these qualities, but by living them."
"He has presented well at several
of our conferences combining humor and creativity in a very special
way. The feedback regarding his contributions were extremely
positive which showed that his message is for all people and all
"Well your certainly showed our
Queensland Chapter of the National Speakers Association of Australia
a different presentation on Monday!
"Coordinating and Collaborating
Your Creative Resources was exactly the subject the perfect subject
for the 25 people in attendance. Most of the men and women were
visual artists, photographers, poets, writers, crafters, film-makers,
as well as government policy makers.
I still keep thinking
about the presentation you gave to our National Speakers Association
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
"Attending your CREATIVITY
WORKSHOP was a great mind-opening experience for me even though I am
a creativity trainer myself. Your creative and effective use of
props coupled with your dynamic presentation kept us enthralled and
spellbound. The interaction between you and the participants, myself
included was tremendous. You really charged up our creative
energies. All of us looked forward to your next workshop session."
"He kept the group going with
games, involvement and high enthusiastic energy. We were treated to
understand different personality types and how they will react and
their likely mode of behavior. It is astonishing to experience that
advertising conditions us to think and believe in a predictable way
and most of us are not half aware of it.
In the Danish Initiative for Creativity
and Innovation our members have a high interest for creativity and
hence a strong wish to learn and to be engaged. I must say your
workshop "S.P.R.E.A.D.ng Creative Thinking Throughout Your
Workplace" fully lived up to these expectations. Being the
chairman since the establishment of our association, February 2000, I
cannot remember having received so many positive comments to a single
event, both during and after the workshop. This is even more
impressing because your seminar attracted people of diverse
backgrounds comprising the educational sector, over large
corportions to some of our most estimated national strategic think
Since 1979 I have spoken for many various professional associations and organizations. Here is some feedback from a cross-sampling
"On behalf of the Atlanta Chapter
of the American Institute of Architects, I want to thank you for your
"Your session for the GMA
Environmental Conference surpassed your previous programs. You had
all of us laughing and involved for the whole hour. Your session
"If We Ain't Having Fun,
Why We Doin' It?"
was the perfect balance to the very
serious and intensive work sessions of the conference and added to
the richness of our total program."
"Thanks for speaking on
"creativity' recently at the Alabama Speakers Association
meeting. Your program was on target and met our expectations. I
heard comments from several of our most experience CSP speakers that
"Alan did a great job' and "thanks for getting Alan
Black to speak to our NSA Chapter.'
Personally, I thought your program was
right up there with the best we have had in several years. Thanks
for customizing your program to our group. Your handout was great!"
"Your program on creativity was a
great example of how to think and work creatively. Your step by step
process, using great examples of how to create "outside the
box', was extremely well done.
"Just wanted to let you know how
much I appreciate your participation in our CWA Leadership Schools in
October and November of this year. Once again, the participants in
the training classes gave you high marks on the evaluation forms.
"On behalf of the student ASPA
Chapter, I want to tell you how much all of us enjoyed your
presentation last week! Your discussion of different personality
types was fascinating and kept us talking during our personnel
classes for the rest of the week."
"I thoroughly enjoyed your
session and the feedback I have received has been most positive.
Most members liked the part about finding out what communication
styles they tended to be.
"Do know that the whole
experience of "Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving"
was a valuable one for me. Certainly I shall continue to draw on
those two days in the future.
Thank you so much for the outstanding
seminar on Brain Dominance presented to the Georgia Chapter of ASID.
I enthusiastically recommend your program to other groups like ours.
your session was
considered one of our conference's best with high marks
across the board.
"I want to thank you for speaking
to our group. Your presentation about teamwork came at an opportune
time. You shared with us some valuable tips on how we can work
together effectively and be successful in our efforts."
I would like to extend
our appreciation for your outstanding and highly motivative
presentation. The entire membership commented on your excellent
style and enthusiasm."
it is with the greatest
appreciation that we extend our heartfelt thanks to you for your
participation in our conference.
"Thank you for your sensitive
facilitating of the retreat of Catholic Social Services. Your skills
and your dedication to the subject of change and stress were evident
throughout the day. We all left feeling we were glad we had given
you six hours of our time!"
"We were very impressed with your
1-day workshop, "The Fine Art of Motivation." All of us
at the workshop felt it was a day well spent. We look forward to
seeing you again."
"We all certainly enjoyed our day
under your guidance. Your charming manner made the already
interesting material even more exciting. Perhaps there is no
experience as much as fun as learning about ourselves. It was a
perfect use of our very limited training time, and an excellent
investment of our even more limited training budget. We all valued
our day with you
"Your speech was enlightening,
motivational and fun. Thanks again for sharing your time and talents
with our club."
"In a word, "fantastic'
was our group's reaction to your presentation. It was thought
provoking and entertaining and I believe we all came back with our
creative juices flowing. It was also very timely in light of our
forthcoming acquisition and the challenges that creates.
"Thank you for speaking at our
annual Sponsors Appreciation Night for Credit Professionals
International. I have had very positive feedback from both members
and sponsors on your program. The presentation was interesting and
thought provoking and I imagine all participants will have a more
creative approach to managing when they return to their respective
"We appreciate your assistance
with the 1987 Inaugural Session of the Georgia Bankers Association
Management Institute. All indications are that this educational
offering was a success."
"Thank you so much for the
opportunity to work with you in the recent creativity thinking
seminar. The format of your session was great, and the brainstorming
portion of the seminar really helped my managers to see things in a
"The Northeast Georgia Bank
Administrative Institute appreciated your sharing with us at our
meeting your presentation, "Managing Today's Employees'.
The unique way in which you presented information in regard to the
decision making process of various individuals was quite thought
"I want to personally thank you
for the excellent presentation you made to our Middle Management
Personnel at our recent seminar. Your presentation relating to brain
dominance and how that relates to individual personality traits was
very interesting and I think will be useful to those in attendance."
"Applause, applause and laughter!
That is how the program ended on Saturday at the Lebowitz Center.
"The educational sessions were
the best I've ever attended and your presentation entitled:
"It's Who We Are That Creates Success' helped make
it that way."
"Last spring's R&D Team
Building program was and continues to be very beneficial. The
program you designed and presented was instrumental in catalyzing
action which has helped us become more "Team" like than
"As you are aware, over 100 of us
attended (your) ten (10) day program, and clearly, it has been the
most effective supervisory training effort undertaken to date. The
comments from those who participated have been overwhemingly
positive, and I believe we are beginning to see significant changes
in the way that we manage."
"I was very interested in Dr.
Black's program after seeing his M.I.N.D. Design analysis at
the 1991 Georgia Mining Association convention.
"Thanks so much for a job well
done! Your session for Scientific Atlanta's Marketing
Communication Department Spring Retreat created much good will. The
wonderful, highly client-focused presentation fit their needs well.
"Wow! What a terrific job last
week you did for UPS. We all enjoyed & benefitted from your
presentation. Your material was right on target."
"Thank you for the presentation
you made to our group. It was a very mixed group (large and small
HVAC contractors with differing needs and expectations). Everyone
enjoyed the day and got a lot out of it."
"Your presentation was a great
beginning towards accomplishing one of my most challenging goals
to create an environment where all coworkers look forward to coming
to work and where everyone can support each other with their
strengths and look for support with their weaknesses.
"Thank you for the very
enlightening motivational talk at our last sales meeting. It
contained useful qualities that we all lose sight of in our daily
routines. Our sales group found the "M.I.N.D.' exercise
to be rewarding.
"Both sessions created
considerable thought and conversation in the following weeks. The
principles of creative thinking were presented in a well organized
and thought provoking manner. The group interaction and role playing
helped to facilitate a basic understanding, which then promoted a
higher thought process as we expanded on the ideas during and after
"The Communications Seminar you
taught our salaried employees was well done. The methods you used in
overcoming the fears of speaking and techniques for developing
content were well received by the group.
"Alan, having attended numerous
speaking engagements, I can say with confidence that your topic on
"creativity' added a definite sparkle to the luncheon and
provided a new, interesting and exciting approach to the realms of
the subject of the mind."
"We here at Gulfstream certainly
enjoyed the seminar on Communciations. All the comments received
have been extremely favorable. All of the comments were very
"Almost everyone that I have
spoken with feels they gained skills, which they can use throughout
"Approximately one month
following your in-house seminar, "Understanding Myself More to
Work Better With Others", we are still hearing positive
comments from our employees. The feedback from the staff has been
the highest ever for any seminar offered in our facility."
"All of the participants
(engineers, finance, managers) were extremely pleased with the way
you conducted the courses (3 months on communication skills) and the
involvement they had in the learning process.
"The subject of right and left
side brain dominance is a subject that immediately catches one's
attention but which most of us have considered of little practical
importance. Your presentation and the examples used showed clearly
the practical aspects of utilizing such knowledge in working with
others in a way that makes each more effective."
"I would like to take this
opportunity to congratulate you on the course you conducted for our
first line supervisors.
"I am glad to recommend to you
Dr. Robert Alan Black as a person who is exceptionally well qualified
to conduct in-service education, staff development, and other similar
types of workshops on creative problem solving. He is quite
effective both in teaching teachers and leaders how to train students
in creative problem solving and in working with groups to help them
solve problems through the application of creative problem solving
"Alan was organized, flexible and
original. The process of creative problem solving was well explained
and became a feasible alternative to the rather haphazard approaches
many of us had been applying in our jobs."
"Since the program I have talked
with several of those who were there for the meeting and it looks as
though your program will go down as one of the best to date."
"Alan not only did a superb job
of presenting the specific job related information requested, but he
did it on very short notice and for an audience not typically
receptive to such programs."
"I was so enthralled with your
presentation Saturday I am sending my District Director your
promotional materials. Thank you for helping us understand ourselves
and others more."
"Thanks so much for your
interesting presentation on creativity at our recent annual meeting
in Atlanta. Your session was such a highlight of our conference.
"Responses from the recent SAAS
meeting in Atlanta are still coming in and my colleagues are still
discussing your comments on brain side dominance. Thank you again
for your stimulating presentation."
"Thank you for speaking at the
November Science and Technology Seminar at Fernbank. Your talk on
"You, Your Brain, and the Result: Your Mind' was very
interesting. It gave us all a lot to think about."
"As evidenced by the enthusiastic
response of the faculty, your presentation at Cedar Shoals was much
appreciated, much enjoyed. I do not believe I have ever seen the
enthusiasm as high over a staff development, as over your
presentation on learning styles. Teachers came away from the
workshop with an increased awareness in the differences in
individuals and an enlightened approach to recognizing and
understanding these differences.
"I want to express my
appreciation for the great job that you did for the Southeast Public
Works conference. Your session on management styles was a big
success. Not only did the participants enjoy your workshop, but
several of them expressed to me that they had never been in a
training session where the instructor cared so much."
"I thought the presentation you
made for the Office of Instructional Development last year was
outstanding; the presentation you made yesterday even surpassed that
one. You taught us a great deal about a relevant topic
"On behalf of the faculty and
students who participated in your "Creative Problem Solving and
Creative Thinking' workshop on Saturday, I want to sincerely
thank you. It was an enlightening (and fun) morning. The content
was well-organized and presented very well. The interactions among
faculty and graduate students provided another spin-off benefit. I
especially appreciate activities which promote such interchange.
"The creativity and excitement
that you (and your team) brought to those first sessions for
supervisors was just terrific! People in the Department still
reference ideas that came out of that series. As things have turned
out, this was a tremendous, solid foundation for what was to come
"I really enjoyed your workshop
on the use of creative thinking and problem solving techniques that
you presented to the certified public managers. You have chosen a
very worthwhile subject for research and application."
"Alan has the unique capability
to maintain any group's interest while accomplishing an
established goal. The City of La Grange has been fortunate to have
Alan conduct its management training each month for the past two
"Alan's work has
consistently been given high, positive evaluations by academy
participants. They have praised his ability to focus on and help
clarify the role of the Project Engineer as a manager.
"Thank you for conducting your
workshop on "Developing the Natural Creativeness in You and
Your Staff' at our annual conference. Feedback from staff
regarding the content and presentation of the subject has been
extremely positive, and I feel confident that each attendee will
benefit from the information you shared."
"Please allow me this opportunity
to express my sincere appreciation for all of the outstanding
workshops you have developed for the International Association of
Personnel in Employment Security this past year..
"Your energetic style and
techniques stimulated ingenuity and teamwork between the staff during
the session. You supercharged our thinking skills and helped us to
generate unique ideas that will benefit us creatively to solve
problems, and to help us explore and utilize our natural creative
instincts more often."
"Thanks again for conducting the
one-day seminar entitled "Management Skills for the Mid-90's:
Into the 21st Century'.
"I wish to commend you for the
fine job you did presenting the technical writing course. From my
own perspective, I found the course very helpful and informative.
"You do a number of things which
all of us found extremely helpful and educational
Warner Robbins Air Force Base
"Participants enjoyed your
presentation "Don't Just Sit There Be Creative!'
Our participants certainly enjoyed your very energetic presentation
style. One of the participants remarked on the evaluation: "WOW!
Incredible Speaker' and many others wanted more time. This is
truly a compliment to you as a presenter."
"It was a pleasure having you
lecture at the TIME Conferences two years in a row. You received
excellent evaluations both times from more than 240 people registered
at the two conferences."
"I want to thank you for
facilitating our Botanical Garden staff retreat. I especially
appreciated your candor with our staff. Being able to openly discuss
our concerns has helped us take a big step towards better
relationships between the staff and the Garden's relationship
to the University and the general public."
"The seminars that you presented
on "Creativity Through Diversity' helped participants
accept their differences and learn to cope with the cultural
differences of co-workers.
"I really can't thank you
enough for the super contribution you made in making our Leadership
Cartersville and DeKalb Neighborhood Leadership Institute the great
successes they were. Time and Time again during the retreat your
name and information you shared with the groups was referred to
and acted upon."
"The program was great. Every
once and awhile I had to stop watching you and how people responded
to you and remember that I was involved with the program. I
certainly learned a lot and was reminded of many things about myself.
I left Friday's program with much to reflect on."
"Your message was both
entertaining and inspiring, and was one from which all community
leaders can benefit.
The session as a whole was very well
received; our participants had many fine comments about the
information and activities presented."
"What a pleasure to work with
you. You are certainly a pleasure and delight to know. The group
was most impressed with you and all the things you taught. And our
signal is "a zip over the top of the head'.
"Each year that you have
presented to the DeKalb Neighborhood Leadership Institute and Alumni
Association Institute, you have left a part of you with us. After
having listened to your thought provoking messages, we leave our
retreat knowing a little more about you, and more importantly, we
leave knowing a little more about ourselves."
"Dr. Black does an excellent job
at instilling motivation and creativity in his workshops as well as
putting all participants at ease, encouraging active participation
"Once again let me thank you for
the diversity, excellence, creativity, imagination and ability you
bring to your seminars. Over the last 13 years you have amazed me,
not only by what you have taught but by the ways in which you have
communicated the information."
"The steering committee is most
grateful that you are willing to provide your valuable form of
instruction to our new group Saturday morning. Your previous
programs have all been well received by us, and kept us thinking in a
proper way to benefit from the six months of classes in the
Leadership Pickens program."
"I got bunches of compliments for
having you on the program. I sincerely believe your excellent
assistance will have a profound effect on the quality of Jackson
County's future leaders."
"Your program was excellent and I
thin the class members received a great benefit from your exercise
which forced them to think about their personality traits and group
"As usual your presentation was
bold and creative, yet still maintained a very warm human touch. The
class participants all commented very highly of it and I truly
believe they came away from our retreat with the sense that they
could and would look at situations and people differently.
Your active and caring style always
leaves class participants on a very positive note that seems to
extend throughout the entire year's class."
"Thank you for speaking at the
2000 Leadership Henry retreat. All or our participants thoroughly
enjoyed the event. Participants commented that through the
team-building exercises on Friday they were able to get to know their
"Thank you for providing our
instructional staff a most interesting and worthwhile workshop today
on tools and strategies to energize training programs. Several of
the participants called to tell me how useful the information and
skills that they learned today would be for future training programs
that they planned to lead for our organziation."
"I would like to thank you for an
excellent program. Your talk on "Building Effective Teams in
the Workplace" was well presented, very interesting, and
provided a large amount of good information. I heard many
complimentary comments from the participants at your program about
the excellent program content and your outstanding presentation style
that kept their attention and interest the entire 3 hours of your
"The evaluations are in and the
consensus from our managers is that this was the best retreat so far.
"For the opening general session,
I personally was very pleased with an unexpected benefit of the
format and method you used which was to create an atmosphere of
camaraderie and sharing that continued throughout the conference.
"Please accept my sincere thanks
for the great job you did for us at the HFMA Leadership Training
Conferences (San Diego and Ft. Lauderdale).
Training leaders from our 70 chapters
around the country is an exciting though sometimes difficult task.
Your presentations helped to make that effort a success."
"Not only did I personally enjoy
your leadership/teamwork session presented to our Matrix but the
comments I've received, both on that session and on the
communications session, have been excellent.
"Having our membership
participate in your "Break Your Crayons
I can never remember having the
participants feel so much "a part' of the total
"Thank you so much for your most
enjoyable presentation during the Alabama Chapter Annual Institute.
The audience really enjoyed your lively and entertaining
presentation. The crowd was much more relaxed than I had
anticipated. Who know, they might have even enjoyed the dots!"
"Thank you for the presentation
you made to our Western New York HFMA Chapter. The session was
informative and "fun'."
"I would like to thank you again
for speaking at our annual Managers' meeting at the Peachtree
Executive Conference Center.
"I very much enjoyed your program
at the Louisiana MGMA meeting last week. I put on and attend a lot
of programs and was particularly impressed with your approach. You
make people learn without them ever knowing it."
"Thank you for presenting the
seminar on "Managing Today's Professional Staff" to
MCG employees. The participants unanimously agreed that your program
was helpful and very well presented."
"I would like to thank you for
the outstanding program you presented to the Louisiana Medical Group
Managers Association. All of our members had very positive comments
about the presentation, about your creativity, about your style and
about the information you presented. I think any speaker that can
take a convention audience on Friday afternoon in the city of New
Orleans and hold the entire group without one person leaving between
1:30 and 5:00 pm is an exceptional accomplishment."
"I just wanted to express my
sincere appreciation for your exciting program yo presented to the
Paulding Memorial Medical Center's department heads at the
Timber Ridge Conference Center. What an excellent job you did in
bringing together the desired areas of teamwork, communication and
leadership style in our environment. Your ability to involve
everyone and encourage participation from those who are reluctant to
do so is unmatched.
"I just wanted to tell you how
much I enjoyed your presentation at our Managers Meeting last
weekend. It was an excellent seminar, and I hope that others took as
much away from it as I did. I am a stronger believer that effective
learning can and must be fun. Everyone that I have spoken with had
fun! The most common comment that I have heard was "I cannot
believe the time passed so fast.' A real coompliment."
"Your presentation, "Break
Your Crayons and Draw Outside the Lines' was given an average
rating of 4.4 on a scale of 5.0. Written comments included, "Great
speaker to close out the meeting!' "Dr. Black was an
interesting and creative speaker,' "Bring back Dr.
Black.'" (By the way some of the evaluations were
completed with crayons).
"I found the AMA (Fundamentals of
Marketing) seminar to be enlightening. I feel that I will
successfully be able to "link' all aspects of the
"Marketing Umbrella' into one information system
(although it will most likely be one piece at a time)."
"Thank you for your inspiring
keynote presentation at our OPRA/ASLA conference. We had delegates
giving "high fives' to each other all week. You always
find interesting and amusing ways to remind us of the values we share
and the goals we hope to achieve and you teach us ways to hold these
values and achieve these goals."
"On behalf our 100+ delegates I
would like to express our appreciation for your contribution to our
program. Your session proved to be stimulating, entertaining and
very educational, charting the course for the balance of our two day
"It gives me great pleasure to
recommend Dr. Robert Alan Black as a keynote speaker and workshop
leader. Dr. Black has been a speaker and workshop leader with the
Executive Development Program (EDP) for Recreation and Park
Professionals since 1982 each year. He has been rated "tops'
among all consultants and faculty who teach in the EDP.
As I travel around the country I am constantly approached by EDP graduates saying how Dr. Black's sessions have changed the way their department is doing business."
L. Steven Dempsey
Executive Development Program
"Dr. Black's unique
approach crosses bridges rapidly and allows your staff to talk
honestly, interact in a positive manner and to trust in one another.
This help them interact in a positive manner and benefit from the
training program completely."
"The purpose of this letter is to
commend you for the excellent four day Leadership Team Building and
Development presentation that you gave during our Executive
Development course in November. Not only did the students comment on
your vast knowledge, but, the practical side of your training was
also noted and appreciated by the students.
"In only a few days we'll
begin the last year of the millennium. Of the many decisions I've
made during the last quarter of this century, I'd have to point
to your contributions with executive training as one of the most
glowing. Many teachers could take lessons from you on prior
preparation and student participation."
"The professionalism and
expertise you display are commented on by all the participants who
attend your training sessions and the success of your programs is
evidenced by the outstanding evaluations received.
The Georgia Law Enforcement Command
College appreciates your time and expertise in Leadership Development
contributed to each class, year after year. Each of the 43 modules
of 4 1/2-days over the 14 years you have taught have contributed to the success of the
Command and Executive College Programs since 1995.
"Alan' expertise in the
field of management and leadership was reflected in the excellent
presentation he provided the participants from my department. His
material was enlightening and reflected of the current trends in
management. His integration of hands-on projects greatly enhanced
the presentation and provided a clear catalyst in the learning
process. He has the unique ability to communicate his vast bank of
knowledge to the participants in such a manner that they want to
"During my more than 20 years in
law enforcement, I have had the opportunity to attend many classes,
courses, seminars, schools, etc. Quite honestly, I feel that your
course of instruction is, by far, the most valuable in which I have
participated. These benefits are personal, professional and
departmental. Every organization's management, especially
governmental and law enforcement, should be afforded your program.
"I want to let you know that I
really enjoyed your class.
© 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 Robert Alan Black, Ph.D. CSP