Encore Transition Program

Encore Transition – Second Acts for the Greater Good.




Personal Fulfillment • Social Impact • Continued Income

About Encore Careers

The Pace Encore Transition Program, inspired by the growing Encore Movement, encourages and assists successful executives and professionals to explore the transition from midlife careers to encore careers --- second acts for the greater good in the nonprofit and public service sectors.

About the Program

The five-session Program includes both personal and practical elements, guiding participants through an understanding of transitions; the exploration of values and motivation; and an awareness of the life skills and life experiences that will enable them to navigate the next chapter of their lives.

It helps participants define their interests and provides an overview of the nonprofit and public service sectors in New York,  and introduces them to leaders in the arts, education, healthcare, social service and government sectors.

Finally, it provides participants with a database of information and resources to move ahead in their pursuit of encore activities.

About the Instructors

Led by senior Pace faculty and seasoned career coaches, sessions feature encore talent who share inspiring stories based on their experiences of successful transitions to existing organizations or as social entrepreneurs.

About the Opportunity

Program participants have the opportunity to meet leaders and key decision makers from a variety of nonprofit organizations, offering them valuable networking opportunities and access to potential internships, fellowships and structured projects in social purpose organizations.                  

Note: Curriculum subject to change


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

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Winter 2015 Course Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
January 20, 22, 26, 27 & 28, 2015

Course #: 90685
Tuition: $1,250

Class space limited.  Apply now!

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.

Special Offer for Pace Alumni!

  Remember to use discount code DISC125 to receive your 10% tuition discount when registering online.


Who Should Apply

The program is designed for executives and professionals who have achieved career success and are now exploring second acts for the greater good --- activities in the nonprofit or public service sectors that can leave the world a better place for future generations.

Unlike a job placement program, Pace's Encore Transition program is for people who want to explore their alternatives as they transition from a busy midlife career to a balanced 'encore' life.


• An understanding of life transitions, personal values and motivation;
• A network of individuals at the same stage of exploration and discovery;
• Appreciation for the distinctions between working in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors;
• Contact with faculty and career coaches as well as inspiring encore role models and leaders in the nonprofit and public service sectors;
• A database of resources to identify purposeful and fulfilling encore opportunities;
• Methods for defining and achieving goals for the second half of life.


Questions?  Please contact Program Director Joan Tucker at
(212) 618-6059 or jtucker@pace.edu.