Encore Transitions

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For many of us, the next decade will bring beginnings and endings in both work and life. As we think about what’s to come, 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 four 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 post-career engagement as a foundation for vitality, happiness, and healthy longevity.

Encore Transitions 2019 will take place on May 3, May, 10, May 17, and May 31 (course descriptions available in February). 

Want a taste? Listen to this MPR discussion (Older Workers Need Jobs, Too) with two of our 2019 presenters, Dr. Kate Schaefers, executive director of the University's Advanced Careers Initiative and Chris Farrell, economics editor for MarketPlace.

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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