April 20: “Psychological Safety Savvy” ~Mairi Serpas and Lana Bently

Thursday, April 20, 2023
12:00 - 1:00pm (MST)
In-person and Online
Register at: CSPG GeoWomen Page 
This is a FREE event - All genders welcome - No membership required.


Join GeoWomen of Calgary as we host Mairi Serpas and Lana Bentley from Mindfulicity, a skill brain-based online training program designed to help individuals build healthy relationships, improve communication and navigate conflict, stress and uncertainty. 

Feeling psychologically safe means that individuals are comfortable to show up in the workplace as their whole self, and speak up with their ideas and thoughts without fear of retribution, embarrassment or punishment. Psychologically safe environments promote openness, collaboration and inclusivity.

In this discussion focused on building psychologically safe workplaces, Mairi and Lana will talk about:

  • why psychological safety is so important in the workplace
  • the role of mindfulness in creating psychological safety
  • why boundaries matter in psychologically safe environments
  • strategies each of us can put in place every day to cultivate open and inclusive workplaces. 

Mairi Serpas Manager – Mindfulicity

Mairi Serpas is a senior leader, strategist and business development professional.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and an MBA in International Business from the Helsinki School of Economics. Mairi has led strategic projects and business development initiatives in North America, Europe and Latin America and has broad industry experience having held positions in economic development, education, petrochemicals, and alternative fueling systems.  

Mairi has also acted as Managing Partner of a small firm and has run her own consulting business. She brings proven business acumen, strategic planning and relationship building skills to growing new ventures.  Mairi joined the Mindfulicity team in early 2021 and is thrilled to be leading this exciting social enterprise.

Lana Bentley Director, Strategy – Mindfulicity & YW Calgary

Lana Bentley, is a registered social worker and member of the clinical registry. Lana is YW Calgary’s Director of Program Strategy. Her work for the YW forms the backbone of Mindfulicity, and Lana has been an integral part of designing this unique, corporate skill-building program for creating Psychologically Safe workplaces.  

Prior to joining YW, Lana worked with Alberta Health Services where she spent most of her time in eating disorders and dialectical behaviour therapy before going on to manage the psychiatric inpatient unit and psychiatric emergency room at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Lana has been a part-time faculty member at Mount Royal University for over ten years, and more recently began teaching at the University of Calgary. Lana is Vice-President of the Alberta College and Association of Opticians.  She is also a Board member of the Calgary Black Chambers and Youth Central Calgary.