EVENTS

Never underestimate the value of a group of people coming together to learn more and make a change. Whenever called to speak, Nathaniel’s focus remains helping the audience become the best version of themselves so that they may impact the well being of humanity.

 

Regardless of the size, audience members will find Nathaniel’s style to be educational, entertaining, and inspirational. Browse the various speaking topics below, or contact Nathaniel to learn more about curating a talk that's both specific and important to you and your group or organization.

Various Speaking Topics

All Students Matter Education Workshop


Success does not happen by accident. Despite this truth, many students show up to class each day equipped with little more than the hope that they will do well. More than ever before, students need a detailed- proven academic process that can help them achieve their goals and reach their potential. Today's students need to use their A.S.S. (Academic Success Strategy) – a daily and weekly measurable academic process method. The A.S.S. is what practice and pre-game warmups are for the most celebrated athletes. All-Star and Hall of Fame athletes follow a specific, quantifiable routine. Shouldn't scholars?To add a new question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.




Be Humanity: The Challenge to be More, Human


We are facing an existential threat – a series of unimaginable dangers that are rooted in our inability to be more human. We will examine why we are facing a crisis. Moreover, for the record, this is not another presentation about diversity, inclusion, and equity instead this is a template for how human beings must work together to put H-U-M-A-N back into humanity.




Diversity & Inclusion: The Inner Child Perspective


When it comes to the issues of diversity and inclusion, many Americans give the impression that we are both be sick and tired of the discussion and lost and confused about what to do next. The combination of being sick and tired and lost and confused has resulted in the entire nation playing the “American Blame Game” – the game where everyone else is to blame for the state of the Union. Like every good American, with the assistance of Charlie Brown & the Peanuts Gang and Mr. Peabody and Sherman, I’m going to join in and play the game too. Together we will discover what the cartoon characters have known for a long time. Those to blame for the incivility of our society are the same people who are responsible for helping us be our best.




Extraordinary College Planning Workshop


Success does not happen by accident. Despite this truth, many students show up to class each day equipped with little more than the hope that they will do well. More than ever before, students need a detailed- proven academic process that can help them achieve their goals and reach their potential. Today's students need to use their A.S.S. (Academic Success Strategy) – a daily and weekly measurable academic process method. The A.S.S. is what practice and pre-game warmups are for the most celebrated athletes. All-Star and Hall of Fame athletes follow a specific, quantifiable routine. Shouldn't scholars?




More Than an Institutional Tag Line


Far too often, corporations find themselves in the news for the wrong reason. Be it corporate malfeasance, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, or the like leaders seem not to know the implications and significance of the corporate tagline. The corporate slogan is the compass that should at all time remind ALL employees about whom they need to be and a prompt for companies to be whom they proclaimed they would be when they were start-ups.




Raising Diversity-Minded Kids


Find out why “Raising Diversity-Minded Kids” matters to EVERYONE and learn the proven three-step backward design process for doing so. WARNING: This is not another routine diversity and inclusion conversation. “Raising Diversity-Minded Kids is a diagnosis about parenting and prescription for all adults to leave this planet – to our children – in a state worth inheriting.




Rethinking Diversity: Moving Toward Inclusivity


Together we will explore whether diversity training programs have created or can create an inclusive environment in which all community members are valued, respected, and able to fully contribute their talents. Collectively we will investigate whether diversity training programs are changing attitudes of prejudice and bias, or whether diversity training programs are the catalyst for increased institutional hostility and escalating levels of social incivility. SPOILER ALERT: It’s time we rethink and redesign the way we imagine, prepare, engage, and facilitate diversity and inclusion EVERYWHERE.




The Questions Universities Must Be Prepared to Answer


A discussion about things such as the effects America’s changing complexion, the S.T.E.M. explosion, the employment trends of college graduates, the likelihood that student-athletes will "go pro" in something other than sports, and state’s divestment in post-secondary education is having on traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities. The speaker offers sustainable solutions for an important but oft-ignored issue – the educational outcome and economic opportunities for the 98% of student-athletes who won’t “go pro” in a sport.




Wake Up and Dream


I’m going to get you to check your pulse to find out both literally and figuratively whether you are alive or dead. What will your obituary say about you? How will your life be described in your eulogy? What will we learn about you from your tomb/cemetery marker? Are you awake and dreaming or are you just like so many others who are already dead – zombies sleepwalking through this your only life?




We Aren’t Raising Boys; We’re Training Men


An examination of the way we raise men with a contention that based on the state of the Union whatever we’ve done historically is not working. The way to build men and the prescription for a better Nation originate by thinking outside the box, embracing backward design, and answering the Five Ws and Two Hs.




Black Economic History and Moving Forward


The wealthiest 100 households now own about as much wealth as the entire African American population in the United States. There are thirteen things the African American community must do if it ever wants to stop and potentially reverse the obscene wealth gap.




Parenting and the Modern African-American Man


Being a father of color challenges men in ways that the rest of American culture is only just starting to appreciate. Often maligned and marginalized by stereotypes that are statistically disprovable, African-American men cope with social roadblocks and disturbing headlines that perpetuate a cycle of disconnected fathers and rudderless sons. Hear a father working to break that cycle, both through the simple act of active parenthood and by the activism that wants today to bear as little resemblance as possible to 1965.




Put A C.H.I.P. On Your Shoulder: College Survival 101


The college retention and graduation rates are embarrassing, and those rates are particularly disconcerting when it comes to historically underrepresented students. This presentation provides at-risk students with a four-step process (Coordinates, History, Itinerary, and People) to not only navigate the educational journey but improve the likelihood of academic success.




The G.P.S. (Great Parenting Strategy)


It’s time to disturb Parental Engagement the way Lamaze disrupted childbirth, like GPS upset transportation, as Sugata Mitra innovates education, and like Muhammad Yunus disrupted credit and finance. By utilizing the G.P.S., the ability to pilot a child’s future is in the rightful hands of the people responsible for the child’s existence – the parents. Furthermore, just like pilots, parents subscribing to the G.P.S. will be trained and continuously educated so that their passengers, the children, take off at the correct altitude, travel with minimum turbulence, and arrive at the desired destination on-time.





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