Robert M. Anderson is an adult-learning professional with over 25 years of experience in the field of communication and human resource development. In 1989, he established McDonald Anderson, a management training and consulting firm based in New York City. He has conducted leadership and communication workshops for Fortune 500 companies, universities, and international nonprofit organizations in 30 countries. His work regularly takes him to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and to cities throughout North America. He has conducted workshops in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Anderson is a certified mediator in New York State and he teaches the basic and advanced courses in negotiation and mediation in the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at Teachers College. He holds a Doctor of Education degree in adult learning from Teachers College and completed his M.A. and B.A. degrees in Spanish at the University of Michigan and Oberlin College, respectively.
He teaches the Skills Practicum: Self as Instrument, a course designed to develop students’ communication skills as practitioners of conflict resolution.