Research and Publications

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A Future of Purposeful Aging

Encore.org Executive Vice President, Jim Emerman, reflects on the future he envisions for people seeking purpose with social impact in their encore stage in this interview with LPN-Q, the quarterly journal of the Life Planning Network

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Changing Higher Education to Support Work/Life Transitions

Former Encore.org vice president Judy Goggin provides professionals involved in life planning with guidance on how to coach clients when thinking about going back to school for work/life transitions.

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Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers

In this Harvard Business Review blog, Encore.org Founder Marc Freedman highlights the trend in higher education of universities who are beginning to respond to the desire of boomers for encore careers

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ENCORE CAREERS: THE PERSISTENCE OF PURPOSE

Encore.org’s 2014 research shows that the encore career trend is re-emerging with new resilience as the economy recovers from the downturn. Millions of people continue to want to use their experience to address big problems in their communities, the country and the world.

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New Roles, Few Rules: NonProfit Leaders Charting New Territory

New Roles, Few Rules, the third in a series of reports from the Life After Leadership Project, offers leaders who are leaving their executive positions a framework of hope for what their new life will look like without sugarcoating some of the risks and decisions along the way.

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College for the Second Half of Life

In this article in Change, the Magazine of Higher Learning, Encore.org Founder Marc Freedman issues a call for higher education to create schools of the second half of life.

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Encore Career Handbook Reading Guide

For those using the Encore Careers Handbook in book group, this guide contains questions that should inspire lively discussion

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Encore Career Handbook Transition Group Guide

For those interested in bringing people together to help each other find an encore career or career coaches, the Encore Transition Group Guide is a step by step roadmap to creating and running such groups.

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The Encore Toolkit for Alumni Professionals

A guide to creating a panel for an alumni gathering to learn about encore careers.

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The Encore Toolkit for Alumni

A version of the toolkit for alumni themsleves to use to create a panel for an alumni gathering to learn about encore careers.

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