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Continuing & Professional Education

Encore Transition Program

Welcome To Your Encore Career

An encore career - meaningful work that combines personal fulfillment, continued income and social impact - is the goal of more and more people in midlife and beyond. Often in the nonprofit sector -- education, healthcare, human services and the arts -- an encore career enables people to tap into a wide variety of skills that they have acquired in their primary careers as well as through their life experiences. The goal of the Pace Encore Transition Program is to help people retool these skills for encore careers that add purpose and meaning to their lives. Whether full- or part-time, project-based, paid or volunteer, encore careers provide the opportunity for men and women to put their talent and experience to work for the greater good in organizations that are addressing important social needs.

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Who Should Apply

  • Whether you are 50 or 80, still working or retired, if you are inspired by the thought of helping others, you are ready for your encore career.  
  • The Pace Encore Transition Program is five evenings of intensive workshops that will prepare you to find meaningful work in nonprofit organizations that need your skills, dedication and experience.

Program Workshops

  • An introduction to the encore life and to successful encore role models
  • An introspective session with a life coach to assist students in identifying their values, goals and transferable skills
  • Discussions on the similarities and differences between working in the for –profit and nonprofit sectors
  • Presentations by leaders of nonprofit organizations and those who work with them to recruit encore talent for jobs, fellowships and projects in the nonprofit sector.


  • The prospect of joining an ever-expanding network of like-minded people who also want to find their next careers
  • Opportunities to meet and network with nonprofit leaders and recruiters, career coaches, encore role models and leaders of the Encore Movement who can help guide your search
  • An understanding of your values, goals and transferrable skills as they relate to future projects, jobs and careers
  • The discovery of second acts for the greater good that can help you leave a legacy by becoming a resource for solving some of  our nation’s most vexing social problems.

Fall 2015 Course Schedule

Pace University Midtown Center
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th
New York, NY

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Evenings 
October 6, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2015  
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuition: $1,250
Course #: 90397

Class Status: OPEN

Early Bird Discount!!

Register by September 25 and take $100 off the cost of the program.
Please use discount code DISC100E when registering.
Applications are now being considered for October 2015, please apply here Registration is for accepted students only.

**Bill Me Later is NOT a payment option. Please call for assistance.**


Please contact Program Director Joan Tucker at