Encore Transition Program

Are you Ready for your Encore Career?

Finding 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 the years beyond.   Encore careers - often in education, healthcare, human services and the arts – tap into a wide variety of skills that people acquire in their primary careers as well as through their life experiences.  The goal of the Pace Encore Transition Program is to help people prepare for the right encore career at the right time and satisfy a growing desire to add purpose to their life.   Whether full- or part-time, project-based, paid or volunteer, an encore career enables men and women to put their skills and experience to work for the greater good in roles that address important social needs.

We invite you to apply for the next Encore Transition Program - Five sessions over 10 days that will transform your life!


What is an Encore Career?

Encore careers follow primary careers and can be full- or part-time, project-based, paid or volunteer. Encore careers provide a work-life balance suited to individuals who wish to use the additional healthy years they are likely to live to continue leading active, productive and useful lives that combine personal meaning with social impact.

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Who Should Apply to the Program?

Whether you are 50 or 80, still working or retired, if you can’t sit through another meeting, make another sales call, or play another round of golf, you are ready for an encore career!

According to research by Encore.org, 4.5 million Americans are in encore careers --   paid or volunteer jobs where they put their passion to work for the greater good in the second half of life.  And 25 million more are interested in joining them.  Are you one of them?  

If  you are inspired by the thought of helping children brighten the drab walls of their schools, encouraging vulnerable youths to overcome obstacles to  college, or assisting wounded warriors to find accessible housing, then you are ready for your encore career -- meaningful work that combines personal fulfillment with social purpose – and  you are ready for the Pace Encore Transition Program, five evenings of intimate, intensive workshops that will prepare you to find important work in nonprofit or social service organizations that need your skills and experience.

What Does this Program Offer?

  • A group of like-minded people who also want to explore their next steps;
  • A better understanding of values, goals and transferable skills;
  • Ways to help nonprofit organizations more effectively accomplish their missions;
  • Introductions to  leaders in the Encore Movement, career coachesencore role models and nonprofit professionals;
  • An indispensable database of resources to help identify and pursue purposeful and fulfilling projects, jobs and careersand
  • The tools to design a strategy for defining and achieving personal 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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June 2015 Course Schedule

Monday, June 1
Tuesday, June 2
Thursday, June 4
Monday, June 8
Tuesday, June 9

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

Course #: 90825
Tuition: $1,250

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



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