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Robert M. Anderson


Robert M. Anderson is an adult-learning professional with over 30 years of experience in the fields of communication, leadership and conflict resolution. 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 35 countries. His work regularly takes him to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and to cities throughout North America. In recent years, he has conducted leadership and diversity training for the Asian Development Bank at its headquarters in Manila and in field offices throughout Asia. He has also conducted interactive webinars for managers in 50 UN offices globally. He has delivered his workshops in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Dr. Anderson teaches the Skills Practicum: Self as Instrument course in the NECR Program. He is a licensed practitioner of The Human Element, a methodology developed by psychologist Will Schutz, which promotes self-awareness and authenticity in relationships.

He also teaches basic and advanced courses in negotiation and mediation in the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a mediator licensed by the State of New York.


  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • M.A., University of Michigan
  • B.A., Oberlin College