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Meaning, Purpose, Impact Make the Difference in Encore Roles

People considering encore transitions value meaning and purpose in their current work — and in future encore roles, according to 2014 research.

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Back to School for Encore Talent’s 2014 research shows that college-educated encore-seekers are eager for higher-ed opportunities to support their transition to encore roles.

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Pass It On: Encore Talent and Vulnerable Youth

How can the skills and experience of encore talent be mobilized to support vulnerable youth?  The full proceedings  from Stanford’s Pass It On conference offers compelling ideas and concrete strategies for change.

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Tips on Starting an Encore Program

Ten tips for launching successful encore efforts from innovators in nonprofits, local and regional collaborations, foundations and higher education.

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Innovations in Encore

The essential resource for those interested in harnessing the energy, experience and talent of millions of people in their “encore” stage of life. Read how the encore movement started, and get tips and success stories from encore leaders.

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Second Acts in Prime Time: Helping Employees Transition to Post-retirement Careers

This Executive Action Report from The Conference Board and shares new research on what companies are doing to support retiree transitions to next acts including encore careers.

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Although formal programs currently matching experienced adults with the need of youth are relatively small in scope and scale, this white paper, prepared for a conference sponsored by, the Stanford Center on Longevity and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, argues that the potential is enormous.

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Building an Encore Community: Lessons Learned from Maricopa County

A case study from Arizona, where the encore idea has taken firm root in the Phoenix metro area, demonstrating the full spectrum of encore programs in action.

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Changing Higher Education to Support Work/Life Transitions

Former 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, 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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