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Cultural Humility & Introduction to Encircle

Presenter(s): Stephenie Larsen, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Encircle, Lakshan Lingam, Executive Assistant Encircle

The goal of cultural humility is to be open to other aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the other person. It's different because it focuses on self-humility rather than knowledge or pure awareness. Cultural humility was originally designed for the healthcare industry, to enhance the quality of engagements and interactions with patients, clients, and others. Now more than ever, cultural humility is important, too, for every workplace. Video meetings, different generations—there are so many factors that benefit from this practice.

Join Stephenie Larsen, CEO, and Lakshan Lingam, Executive Assistant, Operations, from Encircle, an LGBTQ+ resource center that brings life-affirming therapy, programming, and services to LGBTQ+ youth, families, and communities. Together, they will talk about Encircle's mission and leave attendees with information to help bring cultural humility to their own workplaces. A ttendees will also learn about LGBTQ+ terminology, pronouns, and how to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

This webinar is generously sponsored by Pluralsight, the technology skills platform. Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight provides members with on-demand access to a digital ecosystem of learning tools, including Pluralsight IQ, directed learning paths, expert-authored courses, interactive labs, and analytics.

Stephenie Larsen is the Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Encircle, the largest LGBTQ+ Resource Center in Utah. She is a Brigham Young University graduate, with degrees in Family Sciences & Law. While practicing law in Washington D.C, Stephenie represented abused and neglected children and worked on Capitol Hill. Moving back to Utah, she was alarmed by the increasing LGBTQ+ youth suicide rate - which pushed her to open Encircle. Stephenie and her husband Mitch have six children and live in Orem, UT. Stephenie uses the pronouns She/Her.

Lakshan Lingam is an undergraduate student pursing a degree in Gender Studies and Arts Technology at the University of Utah. As Executive Assistant, he helps oversee the day-to-day administration and operation of Encircle. In his spare time, he enjoys searching for new music and spending time with his brother.