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Welcome to One College Nation

One College Nation is a very engaging, interactive, and transformational diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture of belonging program that not only helps college students develop relationship building skills, improve their communication skills, and become more effective at creating positive relationships with diverse groups of people, but this program empowers them with the leadership and professional development skills needed to thrive and succeed in college and beyond.

What Is One College Nation?

One College Nation is HIGHLY interactive and experiential learning experience for students and professionals that uses live music, engaging activities, transformational conversations, inspiring presentations, exciting games with a purpose, and community building exercises to help students develop and practice skills that will help them value and respect one another, build community, grow their social and leadership skill sets, understand cross-cultural relationships, develop intercultural competencies, and create an inclusive community.

With 40 years of combined experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training and development along with multiple certifications, Dr. J. & Tish expertise in this area enables them to customize the perfect Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program for New Student Orientations, Welcome Week Events, Professional Development Programs, Leadership Conferences & Trainings, Cultural Heritage Month Programming, and any DEI event held throughout the year.

This was an amazing program! it was a such a different and unique approach to Diversity and Inclusion and I recommend  it to all campuses!

Amber Borrero

Barry University

What’s Makes One College Nation A Unique Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture of Belonging Program?

One College Nation is a unique Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture of Belonging program because it not only consists of live music, engaging activities, transformational conversations, inspiring presentations, exciting games with a purpose, lots of dancing, and a variety of community building exercises, but Dr. Jay and Coach Tish Norman use 40 years of combined experience in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and A Culture of Belonging training and development to create an enriching educational experience for students.

This transformational Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture of Belonging Program for college students and professionals enables them to develop a deeper understanding about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, value and respect one another, build an inclusive campus community, grow their social and leadership skill sets, understand cross-cultural relationships, develop intercultural competencies, and become empowered to thrive and succeed as an emerging leader in college and beyond.

Josh, Tish, and their team made the whole process simple for us. They easily transitioned to virtual, they provided excellent ideas and recommendations for our event, and delivered a phenomenal production. I would definitely like to bring them back for future events!e

Jasey Bedoya

Montclair State University

What Types Of Events Have Been Greatly Impacted By One College Nation?

Although One College Nation is a very engaging and interactive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture of Belonging Program, we have found this program to be most impactful for:

  • New Student Orientation Programs
  • Welcome Week Events
  • Training and Development Programs for Professionals and Student Leaders
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture of Belonging Events
  • TRIO Student Support Services & Upward Bound Programs
  • Leadership Conferences
  • Fraternity and Sorority Conferences, Events, and Trainings

One College Nation was exactly what our student leaders needed at Syracuse University.  Dr. Joshua Fredenburg and Tish Norman not only educated our student leaders on essential skills regarding DEIA, but they also made the experience fun and empowering.  One College Nation was an absolute highlight during our training.

Quincy B.

Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office of Student Living | Syracuse University

What Are the Learning Outcomes for One College Nation?

To ensure that every student or professional that experiences One College Nation walks away with an educational and learning experience on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and a Cultural of Belonging, we have developed a set of standard learning outcomes for all our programs.

Participants will:

  • Develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of diversity, inclusion, equity, and a culture of belonging.
  • Learn how to develop positive cross-cultural friendships/relationships through cultural intelligence and competence.
  • Recognize the importance of empathy, social awareness, inclusive language, and emotional intelligence.
  • Discover more awareness about the impact that unconscious bias, implicit bias, and microaggressions have on others.
  • Gain skills that will enable them to create a support, inclusive, and loving campus community.
  • Increase their relationship-building and communication skills through engaging conversations on intersectionality, interpersonal communication, and cross-cultural communication.
  • Become more empowered to attain collegiate, leadership, and career success in college and beyond.

Our students and I loved having Dr. Joshua Fredenburg and Tish Norman at Texas A&M Kingsville.  They were both amazing!

- Jessica Montenegro

Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Campus Life | Texas A&M University-Kingsville

One College Nation Virtual Edition

Due to the challenges that have existed for certain audiences during the Global Pandemic, Dr. J and Tish have created a virtual edition of One College Nation that not only includes a Live DJ,  engaging conversations, and extremely interactive activities, but it has been just as impactful as in-person events for New Student Orientations, Leadership Conferences, Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs, and other Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events at various locations and campuses across the country. 

To get a glimpse of the impact that has transpired at these different virtual events over the past year, we have created a four-minute speaker reel for you to review that will enable you to have more of an idea of what happens during the virtual One College Nation events.

Program Breakdown

Phase One | Establishing Connection

From the moment that your students enter the event space, they will not only be captivated by the infectious energy, incredible live music from the DJ, and special welcome from the lead speaker, but they will also kick things off with two collective icebreakers that helps establish instant rapport, build relationships with others, find commonalities, as they witness the value and connection that they have with each student at the event.

Phase Two | Building Positive Cross-Cultural Relationships

After establishing rapport, the lead speaker will talk about intersectionality and teach students how to use cultural intelligence to build and establish positive relationships with diverse groups of people through a series of interactive activities and conversations.

The positive cross-cultural relationships that are built during this second phase will lead into our next phase of creating an inclusive, loving, encouraging, and supportive community.

Phase Three | Developing An Inclusive, Encouraging, Loving and Supportive Community

To create an inclusive, encouraging, loving, and supportive community, the DJ and lead speaker will increase the excitement and fun by hosting a series of games designed to help bring students out of their shells, develop stronger social skills, connect with more diverse groups of people, and begin the process of developing an inclusive, encouraging, loving, and supportive campus community for everyone.

Once the inclusive, encouraging, loving, and supportive community has been created through a series of fun activities and meaningful conversations, we move into the transformational experience.

Phase Four | Creating The Transformational Experiences

The transformational experience is the place in the program where the lead speaker not only talks about the things we need to consider in order to eradicate the negative experiences that exist because of a lack of training and development in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural of Belonging, but the lead speaker empowers them to be agents of change through powerful stories and conversations amongst the group.

By the time this part of the program is complete, our hope is that every college student leaves inspired, motivated, and empowered to make a positive impact in the lives of others within their campus community.


Barry University Student Testimonial

Jacksonville State University Student Testimonial

Montclair State University Student Testimonial

The College of New Jersey Student Testimonial

Joshua Fredenburg

Dr. Joshua Fredenburg is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author of seven books, member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Tedx Speaker, and President/Founder of the ‘Award Winning Circle of Change Leadership Experience, a national leadership experience focused on preparing culturally diverse and first-generation students for career leadership success!

For the past fifteen years, Dr. Fredenburg has not only served as a keynote speaker in 49 states across the country, but he has transformed the lives of thousands of people as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, trainer, and facilitator at different conferences, retreats, trainings, graduations, professional development and employee resource group programs, and special events that revolve around leadership, diversity/inclusion, resiliency, emotional intelligence, career readiness, self-care, and student success.

In 2018, Dr. Fredenburg received an honorary membership from Golden Key International, was recognized as a Top leader under 40 in South Florida in 2017, had his national leadership conference selected by the NASPA (Student Affair Professionals in Higher Education) Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community as the “Top Student Leadership Development Program in 2015”, and he received a community leadership award from the Urban League Young Professionals of Los Angeles for his work in developing the next generation of leaders in 2015 as well.

Tish Norman

A dynamic and energetic keynote speaker and DE&I consultant, Tish Norman uses public speaking as a platform for change. Frequently referred to as “Coach T”, Tish is the Founder of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., a consultancy specializing in college & career readiness, women, DE&I topics, and the African American experience.

Tish has written several published articles, 5 books, and a forthcoming scheduled for release this December. Tish is a graduate of Kentucky State University, where she was inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., has a Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University and among a multitude of campus presentations, has presented her doctoral research at the Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Conference on The Black Family in America and the National Council for Black Studies.

Tish has dedicated her professional career to the educational development and social uplift of audiences from the classroom, community, college and corporate spaces. Her presentations have been delivered in 45 states and 14 countries, as Tish maintains an active speaking schedule, keynoting at dozens of leadership conferences and campuses every year.


If you are interested in having One College Nation at your next your next in-person or virtual New Student Orientation, Welcome Week Event, Professional Development Program, Leadership Conference, Retreat, and Training, Cultural Heritage Month Program, or any other DEI event, please fill out the information that has been provided at the bottom of the page and a representative from our team will get back in contact with you in 24-48 hours.