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Laid Off Calgary Peer Support Group (NW)

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Nose Hill Library

1530 Northmount Dr NW

Calgary, AB T2L 0G6


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2017-09-28 Thursday 1.30pm-3pm Nose Hill Library (main program room) - Interview Preparation - Mindset for Success

2017-10-12 Thursday 1.30pm-3pm Nose Hill Library (meeting room #2 - max 8 participants)

Interview Preparation – Mindset for Success

90 minute meeting facilitated by Laid Off Calgary founder Bianca Sinclair and co-facilitated by Margaret Miyagishima. Margaret is an ICF Certified Professional Coach, facilitator and trainer with Miyagishima Consulting Inc. Her career began in Human Resources, where she worked in a variety of public and post-secondary environments in the US and Canada. She has spent more time than she cares to admit on the side of the interviewer side of the table, and has also worked in the career transition area, coaching those in transition. Margaret is very happy to share with you some tips and tricks to help you feel more at ease in that next interview.

Your takeaways from this session include:

  • Practical interview preparation strategies

  • Interview day confidence boosters

  • Tips for finishing with style


Open for anyone to attend any session - please register here in eventbrite so we can confirm your seat!

Positively re-frame your experience of transition!

Laid Off Calgary meetings provide connection, support and empowerment during these economically challenged times.The ask of you is that you register in advance (here in eventbrite) and note that in the Laid Off Calgary meetings we respect confidentiality and time of each other, we are non-judgemental, we listen, and we share from our own experiences.

** Please note: the meeting starts on the advertised time, if you may be running more than 10 minutes late or may not be able to attend, please contact me in advance so we can reschedule you for another meeting **

The group meeting is 90 minutes. These meetings are open to first-timers and regulars.

We start by establishing some ground rules for the discussion then the facilitators invite conversation. There is a psychoeducational component (e.g. positive thinking strategies, learning about the stress response, finding resilience, grief process) with a key takeaway each week. With peer support participants can learn from others facing similar issues, feel more connected to others, pick up interpersonal skills and internalize lessons.

The facilitator ensures those who wish to talk can have a chance to share, or simply listen and hold space for others.

On some meetings we have special guests/industry experts attend and co-faciliate with Bianca.

Group size is capped to 12 participants each meeting unless otherwise indicated. We have size restrictions sometimes based on room capacity but ultimately we find smaller groups work better to allow everyone the chance to be heard in the timeframe we have. We feel the the conversations are important!

We understand last minute change happens! Please email to let us know if you need to cancel.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

On street parking at the library. Public transport options are available.

Parking can be congested at this location so allow lots of time!

Note: this event is NOT provided by Calgary Public Library. This event is run independently by volunteers.

What about the Crowfoot library?

Update: we held the last meeting at the Crowfoot Library on June 22, 2017... they are renovating over the summer and so we are going to transition our meetings to the Nose Hill library commencing June 29, 2017. Meetings will be held in the Nose Hill library large program room (big glass wall behind the checkout desk) unless otherwise indicated. When we are in the Nose Hill library smaller room we are limited to max 7 attendees due to room constraints, otherwise we have space for 12 participants in the larger room)

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Bianca by confidential email at

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1530 Northmount Dr NW

Calgary, AB T2L 0G6


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