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NY Times, Civic Ventures Offer Encore Careers Webinar


I'm thrilled to be leading an online seminar about encore careers in partnership with The New York Times, the home of my former Shifting Careers column and blog.

The course will be offered online through The New York Times Knowledge Network on Fridays, October 22 and 29, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Eastern time, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Pacific time. The cost is $95. The deadline for reservations is October 21.

This interactive class will feature advice from experts as well as people who have -- or are on the path to -- meaningful encore careers. It will focus on some fundamental questions, such as:

  • 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 might not have any experience and contacts?
  • What roles do volunteering and bridge jobs play in career shifts?
  • What should you do if you want to work but don't have the interest or ability to work full time?
  • What steps should you take if you want to create your own organization, rather than take a job?
  • How can you deal with age discrimination?

We'll invite participants to submit questions to the panelists in real time. The speakers include:

  • Marc Freedman, author of Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life and 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

If you are interested in jump-starting your encore, this course is for you. And if you know others interested in encore careers, please spread the word.

This seminar was made possible in part by a generous grant from the New York Life Foundation.

For more information and registration information, click here.