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Making the Transition

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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.

Over the next two decades, roughly 10,000 baby boomers a day will be turning 65. That adds up to a vast population of talented, experienced individuals who will be making a big transition in their lives. They are a major resource of talent and experience that Pace hopes to help mobilize to fill important niches in nonprofit and public service organizations.

In February 2013, Pace took its first dive into the fascinating world of Encore Careers, or “second acts for the greater good.” Hosting a discussion featuring Marci Alboher, former New York Times career columnist, author of the Encore Career Handbook, and vice president of Encore.org, Alboher introduced the Pace Community to the concept of launching careers later in life that promote the spirit of service.

The event was the impetus for the development of a new program at Pace that will help people who have reached the end of their midlife career transition to new careers that offer them flexibility, income, and the opportunity to make an impact. Encore is designed for executives and professionals, includes both personal and practical elements, and guides participants through an understanding of transitions, their own values and motivations, and the transferable skills and experiences that will enable them to make meaningful contributions and find purpose and fulfillment in second acts for the greater good. These practitioner-based seminars and workshops, featuring successful encore role models, provide information and leadership skills in both for-profit and nonprofit public sectors. From opportunities in health care and the arts, to education and government, Pace will provide aspiring transitioners with the information and skills they need to make the exciting transition.

Upcoming sessions:
September 9, 11, 15, 16, and 18
November 11, 13, 17, 18, and 20
Time: 5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.       
Place: Pace Midtown Center, 551 Fifth Avenue, New York City  

If you have achieved career success and are now looking for opportunities to make the world a better place, the Pace Encore Transition Program is where you should begin. For more information and to apply to the program, visit www.pace.edu/encoretransition.