Encore Transitions

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For many of us, the next decade will bring transitions in both work and life. As we think about what’s to come after our primary careers, it can be challenging to envision, let alone create, a fulfilling and secure future. What’s more, we’re expected to leap into that future overnight. But retirement isn’t an event, nor is it a one-size-fits-all proposition. It’s a process that takes time, especially as we look toward post-career lives that are likely to last as long as our working lives.

Hosted by LearningLife, Encore Transitions is an annual series of courses designed to help you prepare for a successful post-career life by focusing on personal, professional, and social satisfaction, as well as timely financial and health matters. Whether it is through a new line of work, service, learning, or other meaningful activities, Encore Transitions emphasizes purpose-driven post-career engagement as a foundation for vitality, happiness, and healthy longevity.

Encore Transitions 2020 will take place on Fridays in May at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul campus. Course descriptions available in February.


Coming into the course I was thinking I wanted to retire ASAP. The thought-provoking sessions made me come to realize that I don’t want to quit, I just want to have more control of when and where I work.
-- Encore Transitions alumnus

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