- The May 2020 Encore Transitions series has been canceled. As always, the best way to stay apprised of Encore Transitions courses is to read LearningLife News, our bimonthly newsletter. (If you have registered for a LearningLife course, including Encore Transitions, in the past two years, you are subscribed!)
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 a 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 courses emphasize purpose-driven post-career engagement as a foundation for vitality, happiness, and healthy longevity.
Sample courses include: Pathways to Post-Career Life, Financial Planning for Retirement, and Aging Well, Being Well.
Courses take place at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul campus.
My thoughts and plans for retirement changed dramatically as a result of this series. It presented me with many, many new options and new ways of looking at this stage in my life. I will have better "encore" years because of what I learned.
— Encore Transitions alumnus