I’m excited to share an opportunity for those of you looking for an encore career. In case you are not familiar, Civic Ventures, which is “a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose,” defines “encore careers” as jobs that “combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact.” Sometimes, these may be post-retirement careers, although retirement should really be in quotes, since it seems the term has taken on new meaning in today’s economy and because many people are not ready to stop working at a traditional retirement age.
I understand than an encore career can come any time in a person’s work history, not only after a lifetime of working. Are you tired of doing what you are doing? Maybe it is time to think of a new direction, and lucky for you, there is a great resource to help. Here is the information from Civic Venture’s press release:
What: Civic Ventures is partnering with the New York Times Knowledge Network to offer an online seminar for people interested in encore careers. The interactive course will offer practical advice about how to succeed in today’s job market to combine continued income, personal meaning and social impact.
Marci Alboher, careers expert and former New York Times columnist, will be leading the course. According to Alboher, “The idea of encore careers — second acts with social purpose — has started to take hold, but more people are now seeking guidance from experts and others who can teach by example.”
Topics will include: Will there really be enough jobs for the number of people who want to do meaningful work in their encore years? What kinds of job opportunities exist, and how do you make the leap into a field where you may have no experience or contacts? What should you do if you want to work but don’t have the interest or ability to work full time? How can you deal with age discrimination?
Who: The course will feature advice from experts as well as people who have or are on the path to meaningful encore careers. Speakers will include:
Marc Freedman, author of Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures
Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of Fifty Is the New Fifty
David Bornstein, author of Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know and founder of Dowser.org
Laura Gassner Otting, president of the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group and author of Change Your Career: Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector
Lester Strong, CEO of Experience Corps and former television journalist
Stephen Alderman, Purpose Prize winner and co-founder of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation
When: Fridays, October 22 and 29, from 12-1:15 p.m. ET / 9-10:15 a.m. PT.
How: The online seminar costs $95. For more info and to register, click here.
Made possible in part by a generous grant from the New York Life Foundation.
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