Upcoming Workshops

Retirement Workshops 

“Creating Your Retirement”

Join our Certified Retirement Coach  for a one-day “Creating Your Retirement” workshop. Retirement is a time for all of us to discover our passion and live our dreams by creating a retirement lifestyle that is uniquely ours. The “Creating Your Retirement” workshop will enhance your understanding about the concepts of change and transition and their implications on making decisions in retirement, help you to re-discover and confirm your values, interests and passions, teach you the 15 factors of a successful retirement in the six key areas of Career and Work, Health and Wellness, Family and Relationships, Leisure, Life Meaning and Personal Development, and help you to broaden your appreciation of your readiness and preparedness for retirement so you can create the steps required to have a successful retirement and meet your unique needs. 

Creating Your Retirement Flyer


Participant Quotes:

“This was what I was looking for – ways of thinking “outside the box” about this very important life transition”  – B. Johnson

“I was worried about retirement before attending this workshop and now I feel more prepared and I am really looking forward to it”         – D. Stevens

“Thank you Brian! An excellent workshop that helped us view the whole process from different angles and illuminated different ways of looking at things.”     – Danielle S.

 “Understanding and Preparing for Retirement”

at the University of Calgary 

Career Vitality Services are pleased to once again offer the Understanding and Preparing for Retirement offered in conjunction with the University of Calgary’s Continuing Education Department.The next course starts October October 3, 2018 and runs four consecutive Wednesdays between 6-9 p.m. each evening. 

Participants will explore retiremenwithin the context of both traditional and current models, as well as the concepts of change and transition and  implications on planning a successful retirement. Explore 15 factors in key life arenas of family, relationships, work/career, leisure and spirituality to help better understand your preparedness for retirement planning.  For those retired, or near retirement, who are looking to reinvent their future years, this course will provide the information necessary to assess current and future plan towards making retirement a reality.

NOTE: An optional online assessment tool will be available. Please bring a cheque for $53.95 to the first class if you wish to purchase. This tool will measure individual preparedness for retirement factors but it is not required for the course.

Please the following link for more information Understanding and Preparing for Retirement


Participant Quotes;

“Just want to say “thank you” for your Understanding Retirement” class, Brian.  It has opened up all sorts of possibilities. I am now thinking of options and choices, and viewing the transition to “retirement” with new eyes!”  

                                                              –Joanne McKay, B.S.W. Family Mediator 

“Thanks to you, the retirement seminars and the Retirement Success Profile, I am very optimistic and excited going into retirement, regardless of when it comes. I enjoy your seminars, the material you cover (with enthusiasm!) and the classroom setting.”

                                                                              -Stan Williams


Pre-Retirement Transition Workshops

for Employers and Employees

Career Vitality Services offers customized one and two-day pre-retirement transition workshops for Employers and Employees out of recognition that the issues employees face upon retirement are much more complex than finances alone.

Retirement transition can be a time of uncertainty and mixed emotions and Employers who provide added value supports to employees such as Retirement Planning Workshops demonstrate their interest in the future of their mature workers and  employees view this kind of training opportunity as a valuable benefit of employment.

Career Vitality Services workshops are facilitated by a Certified Retirement Coach and are designed for both individuals and couples who are contemplating retirement. The workshops cover the six key areas of retirement life including; Career and Work, Health and Wellness, Finances, Family and Relationships, Leisure and Social and Personal Self- Development and provide participants with an excellent opportunity to create an awareness of the factors of a successful retirement and share their ideas and expectations for retirement in the creation of their own unique retirement plan for living the retirement lifestyle of their dreams.

Topics covered during the workshop include;

  • Attitudes Towards Retirement
  • Career and Work Alternatives
  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Knowledge, Confidence and Planning
  • Lifestyle Planning and Leisure Activities
  • Relationships in Retirement
  • Personal Self-Development

Please contact us for more information about upcoming workshops:

 (403) 978- 9134

or email 


Career Workshops in Calgary:Interview Strategies and Techniques


Career Transition Workshops

 “Encore Careers:Creating a Second Act

with Purpose and Passion”

Career Vitality Services are pleased to offer our new course offering in conjunction with the University of Calgary’s Continuing Education Department. The next course will be offered for four consecutive Wednesdays between 6-9 p.m. each evening,. 

“Encore Careers; Creating a Second Act with Purpose and Passion” is twelve-hour course that explores the exciting phenomenon of Encore Careers. The course will be of particular interest to the 50 plus boomer crowd who are looking to create a new pre or post retirement career that sparks their passion and provides them with an opportunity to share the skills qualities and gifts they have developed during their working years for the greater benefit of the communities in which they live!

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of the course you will be able to;

  • Understand Encore Careers and their importance to individual’s, communities and the economy.
  • Recognize the signs that you are ready to pursue an encore career
  • Identify your skills qualities and gifts that can successfully translate to your new encore career
  • Define the “Essential Five Factors” of a creating a successful Encore Career.
  • Learn how to effectively network your way to an Encore Career
  • Gain knowledge about the top employment sectors ready for Encore Career success.
  • Begin Developing your own Encore Career plan

Interview Strategies and Techniques

 Career Vitality Services Inc. is offering an Interview Strategies and Techniques workshop that will help you develop the interview skills required to  “Wow” prospective employers during your interview with your knowledge, preparation and how your skills and abilities fit what they are looking for in a new hire!

Learn how to; 

  • Conduct labour market research about the industry and organization that will help you in the interview process.
  • Understand the key words found in  job adverts that employers look for in successful candidates.
  • Determine how  your skills match up with potential employment opportunities.
  • Prepare for the variety of different questions you will be asked in an interview.
  • Understand how to use your past accomplishments in the interview process.
  • Define key questions and learn how to effectively ask them during the interview.
  • Navigate the delicate question around wage salary and benefits.
  • Conduct your self with confidence in telephone and panel interviews.
  • Follow- up your interview.
  • Wow” prospective employers during your interview with your knowledge, preparation and how your skills and abilities fit what they are looking for in a new hire!
  • Effectively negotiate employment offers.
  • And much more!

Participant Quotes:

“The workshop was really helpful for my interviews, after practicing the behavioural interview questions technique I felt more confident and very well prepared”-Maria Loaiza

“The “Interview Strategies and Techniques” course was really helpful for me to succeed and get a job I really wanted. Valuable pieces of advice helped me remain calm and be attentive to what really matters in a job interview. I highly recommend the course for those who want to increase their chances of getting a good job.” – Eliana Genda

For Further Information Contact  Career Vitality Services Inc. (403) 978-9134 or info@careervitality.ca