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October 2, 2009

Fall Transition Workshops get underway!

WorkshopsPhoto.jpgNavigating major transitions, especially in the second half of life, can be difficult, but it can also be joyful and rewarding. If we see transition as such, our journeys become positive and purposeful, offering time for review, rediscovery, retooling, and re-emergence.

Enter LearningLife's Transition Workshop series, which kicks off on October 17.

Transition Workshops are designed to help participants prepare for the next stage of life by allowing them to take a step back, rekindle their sense of purpose, make new connections, explore options, move toward meaningful "encore" work, and embrace community engagement.

These half-day workshops feature lively interaction with a community of learners, presentations from outstanding experts, and practical strategies and tools attendees can employ in their own lives.

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March 9, 2009

Marc Freedman, author and Civic Ventures founder, headlines upcoming LearningLife Fest

Freedman3.JPGThe idea of working beyond traditional retirement age is nothing new to most baby boomers.

What is new is the rapid increase of interest in, and adoption of, "encore careers." Encore careers, as defined by Civic Ventures founder and CEO, Marc Freedman, is "work that combines income and personal meaning with social impact." Civic Ventures is a think tank and program incubator whose goal is to help "society achieve the greatest return on experience."

The 2008 Encore Career Survey, conducted by the MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures, found that between 5.3 to 8.4 million boomers had moved from their traditional career to this new stage of work.

On Saturday, May 16, LearningLife will present the Encore Fest--a day designed to help attendees define their second act, whether that's paid work, volunteer work, or a combination of both.

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August 28, 2008

From the director's chair: LearningLife's Andy Gilats on the new Life Skills Workshops, and what's coming up next for LearningLife

AndyGilats2.jpgThis fall, LearningLife will premiere the Life Skills Workshops--half-day workshops that cover topics from financial planning, to creating a legacy, to charting your future.

This month, Living a LearningLife writer Megan Rocker sat down with LearningLife director Andy Gilats to get a sneak peek at this new series, and at LearningLife's other fall programming.

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