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Come to this session to discuss powerful possibilities and practical strategies for inclusion, believing that any organization can advance inclusive excellence regardless of size or sophistication, and that anyone can lead efforts within their sphere of influence, regardless of position. The national champions of I.D.E.A. leading this session will inspire and coach you in how to practice diversity in recruitment and hiring, how to engage your community, how to develop ally, colleague and advocate relationships, how to secure institutional commitment, and more.

In this session you will:

  • Learn practical strategies and techniques for partnerships that advance IDEA in organizations and communities.

  • Learn why it is important to have champions within and without your organization and how to identify and support them, how to engage your board.

Presented by:

Pam Breaux

Pam Breaux
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

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Pam joined the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) in 2015 as president and CEO. A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Pam has held leadership positions at the local, state and national levels. While in Louisiana state government, she was secretary of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism (CRT), assistant secretary of CRT (overseeing its cultural development portfolio), and executive director of its state arts agency (the Louisiana Division of the Arts).


Katrice Albert
Executive Vice President of Inclusion & Human Resources
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Katrice is the NCAA’s executive vice president of inclusion and human resources. In this role, she leads efforts to enhance diversity, inclusion, leadership development, and education and community engagement. Additionally, she is responsible for leading national office employee relations, performance management, professional development, and compensation and benefits programs. She has served in executive capacities with the University of Minnesota System and at Louisiana State University.