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Calgary, AB, T2P 3E6


Higher Landing is leading the evolution of the outplacement and transition industry by offering our transformation clients a leading edge program with a multi-faceted team of professionals who will provide complete career transformation. 

We take the traditional transition process to a new level with a proprietary approach that aims to connect head with heart, and identify strengths, values, passions, and purpose.



Preparing for the Brave New World of Work in Alberta

Managing Your Career in 2017 and Beyond

Jackie Rafter, President of Higher Landing, discusses how to manage your career in 2017.  Maintaining your employability and managing your career in an uncertain economic environment requires innovative approaches. Ongoing change and course correction has become the norm for nearly every organization and professional. For employees, contractors and managers, particularly in the oil and gas industry, never has it been more critical to manage one’s career strategically.

Whether you are employed or not, gone are the days of presuming a steady career path that progresses neatly from ‘hire to retire’ within an industry or an organization. Alberta’s job market today requires innovative methods for professionals to thrive under any economic conditions. Drawing on her experiences with coaching executives, athletes, and oil and gas professionals, career transformation expert Jackie Rafter will share the secrets of transitioning to a more fulfilling role in your existing industry or completely transforming your career. Learn to do more than survive the brave new world of work in Alberta.

This engaging lunch keynote will highlight:

  • Emerging work trends and the impact on Engineering and Geoscience
  • The value of identifying your transferable skills
  • Ideas to transition or transform your career
  • How to position yourself for the best opportunities

Provided Materials

  • Summary of Recent Alberta Work Trends
  • Employment Strategies List
  • Transferable Skills Identification Exercise
  • Career Transformation Model for personal branding

DATE:     April 27, 2017
TIME:     12:20pm - 1:00pm
PLACE:   Calgary TELUS Convention Center, 120 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary AB, T2G 0P3


"Preparing North America’s Geoscience Professionals for the Future of Work"



HALF DAY WORKSHOP may 16, 2017:  Foundational Career Branding for the Future of Work – And Your Career.

Here’s the bottom line: North America’s energy sector is in the midst of a paradigm shift. Career management has changed. Job search has changed. Forever. To thrive in 2017, you MUST know how to communicate your value in a way that truly separates you from the pack.

If you don’t know what makes you exceptional, how can anyone else? This important workshop is your essential first step to prepare yourself to LAND HIGHER. Know who you really are and learn how to effectively brand yourself and articulate your value proposition. Find out how to start building your brand by knowing, believing and sharing what makes you extraordinary and learn the secrets of standing out to strategic prospects.

Discover the secrets to our 80% landing rate in one of North America’s toughest economies and brand yourself for the 2017 job market. Learn how to:

  • Build your brand for the 2017 job market and unleash your value
  • Identify transferable skills
  • Package your “secret sauce” to attract the best opportunities
  • Define your “WOW! Factors”
  • Make yourself more marketable and define what sets you apart
  • Articulate your unique value to an employer
  • Crush it in networking meetings
  • Stop playing the job lottery
  • See how one’s brand is tested in the “Grizzly Den”
  • Land HIGHER

DATE:     May 16, 2017
TIME:      8:05am – 11:30am
PLACE:   Calgary TELUS Convention Center, 120 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary AB, T2G 0P3
INFO:      email or phone 403.538.2686

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grizzly den at geoconvention may 16, 2017!


Think you know your brand? Try to convince the Grizzlies.

Think the Dragon’s Den is entertaining? Wait until Geoscientists pitch themselves to Calgary’s own Grizzly Den- a live panel of influential business leaders who will assess market readiness to land their dream job.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn what decision makers are looking for when assessing the unique brand value and marketability of a Geoscientist.

Join the fun and help assess market readiness by interactive audience voting.


DATE:     May 16, 2017
TIME:      6pm – 8pm
PLACE:   Calgary TELUS Convention Center, 120 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary AB, T2G 0P3
INFO:     Grizzly Den videos available here:

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