Encore Transition Program


Are you Ready for your Encore Career?

Finding meaningful work that combines personal fulfillment with social impact is the goal of more and more people in midlife and beyond. These encore careers are many and varied and the goal of the Pace Encore Transition Program is to help you find the right encore career that puts your passion to work for the greater good in the second half of life -- and helps make the world a better place than it would be without your commitment and talent.


What is an Encore Career?

Encore careers follow successful midlife careers and can be full- or part-time, project-based, paid or volunteer. Encore careers feature a work-life balance suited to individuals who wish to continue leading productive and useful lives with a new commitment to individual and social renewal.


Who Should Apply?

If you have reached the point where you simply can’t make another sales call, sit through another dull meeting or pour over another spreadsheet, the time has come for you to find work that means something beyond yourself; the time has come to work at something where you can make a difference by helping a child graduate from school, or a veteran find a home because you put your skills and experience to work for them; the time has come for you to apply to the Pace Encore Transition Program, an intensive, five-day series of evening classes that will prepare you for meaningful work in nonprofit and public service organizations.  Here’s why:

  • To meet like-minded people who also want to explore their next steps;

  • To better understand your values, goals and transferable skills;

  • To learn how you can help nonprofit organizations more effectively accomplish their missions;

  • To meet and network with leaders in the Encore Movement, career coaches, encore role models and nonprofit professionals;

  • To acquire  an indispensable database of resources to help you identify and pursue purposeful and fulfilling projects,  jobs and careers; and

  • To develop a strategy for defining and achieving your goals for a meaningful second half of life!



Who leads the classes?

While each session introduces a different team of class leaders and panelists, all sessions feature directors and decision makers from a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, successful encore transitioners and social entrepreneurs, career coaches and nonprofit consultants and recruiters.

Note: Curriculum subject to change


Location: 551 5th Ave (at 45th Street), 8th Floor, New York, NY 10176

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March 2015 Course Schedule

Monday, March 16
Tuesday, March 17
Thursday, March 19
Monday, March 23
Tuesday, March 24

All classes are from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course #: 90686
Tuition: $1,250

Class size limited. Applications now being considered for March 2015.


Check out Pace's Encore Transition Program featured in the New York Times, 3/18/14:
How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit

For Accepted Students only: Please use the Register Now button to register and make your payment online.

 Pace Alumni!Remember to use discount code DISC125E to receive your 10% tuition discount when registering online.


Questions?  Please contact Program Director Joan Tucker at