Title: Encore Careers: Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life
Publication Date: 10/23/10

Worried you're going to flunk retirement? Not even interested in trying? You aren't alone. Millions of people are entering a new stage of work in the period between midlife careers and retirement. What's more, research shows a significant segment of this population is looking for work that is purposeful, makes a meaningful contribution to the greater good, and may provide financial compensation. Many are translating their experience into second careers as social entrepreneurs; others are launching new work at existing organizations focusing on fields like education or the environment. Taken together, this movement promises to produce a windfall of talent for solving some of the greatest challenges facing the nation today. This session will tell the story of these pioneers and the emerging "Encore Career" phenomenon, along with providing practical advice for how NYU alumni can launch their own encores. Pioneers in this developing movement will share their stories and practical advice for contributing to the greater good with an encore career. With a panel including Marc Freedman, CEO and Founder of Civic Ventures; NYU Wagner Professor, Gara LaMarche, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies; and Fritz Schwarz, Chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies. The panel will be moderated by Marci Alboher, VP of Civic Ventures. Hosted by the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Author: NYU Wagner Office of International Programs
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