Preparation for Retirement        for the Rabbi    Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg Director of Career ServicesAnd International Pl...
WHAT WILL THE FIRST DAY OF MY   RETIREMENT LOOK LIKE?      Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
Development        Productivity                           Leisure              Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
Development   Productivity               Development,       Leisure                                         Productivity  ...
   What is the right time for you to retire?       Time Certain? Phased in?          Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Scho...
YOURS                            YOUR BOARD’S        Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
PARTICULAR AGE                         INCOME LEVEL65?68?72?           Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR                  HOW DO YOU WANT TO BETIME NOW?                                  SPENDING YOUR T...
•Message from society, retirement equals fun•Look for fun based on your interests.Myth: Unstructured life is ideal•In less...
Involvement. Flow. Lose yourselfChallenging DemandingNot PurchasedMatch our strengthsStrengths are used across all context...
   Find meaning or seek purpose.   Third level up.    Using your abilities in the service of something    larger than y...
Meaning                                     Engagement                                            LeisureCopyright 2012 by...
    The need to feel noticed, appreciated and    depended upon.    Important for people to believe that they    count in...
 Lifecycle events trickiest issues – only special personal relations always with permission Myth: Thinking you will not ...
   Who am I without my job?    The sum of the roles you play and behavioral    characteristics you display   “Identity ...
   Thinking you will not    need an audience in    retirement               Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
   You need to be able to step out of your role -    How do you go off duty?               Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot...
   What will you do for the high holidays? Do    you need to be officiating somewhere?             Copyright 2012 by Rabb...
    Are you retiring    from or retiring to    something?               Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
   Do another degree – MSW   Continue the part of the rabbinate you enjoy    the most, e.g. pulpit, hospital chaplain  ...
Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
     Rabbis wish to                                   continue working                                   because they are...
   There will be                               Always have a Plan B    surprises for sure.                Copyright 2012...
   Consultations with    spouse and other    family members - it is    a joint decision   Do you children    know your p...
    Start your retirement                                career - while still                                ableCopyrigh...
Learn how will your institution be showing you  respect? How important is it to you?             Copyright 2012 by Rabbi E...
   How will you renew    your spiritual life?                Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
   Need to plan    retirement- with    intention and with    forethought               Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Sch...
   We are responsible    for our own    retirement   Myth: We took care    of others now they    will take care of us.  ...
 Makes them anxious Can not predict the future Because in denial Energy is in the present-not the future.         Copy...
   Think in terms of chapters.   Take advantage of planned happenstance    .Importance of being open to change as a resu...
 Use appreciative inquiry. Build on your positives. Rehearse your new purpose. Try it on for 2 months. Read about the f...
When you hear the word retirement what images, phrases come to mind?           Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
Preparation for Retirement        for the Rabbi    Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg Director of Career ServicesAnd International Pl...
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Encore 5 Preparation For Retirement

  1. 1. Preparation for Retirement for the Rabbi Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg Director of Career ServicesAnd International Placement 2012
  2. 2. WHAT WILL THE FIRST DAY OF MY RETIREMENT LOOK LIKE? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  3. 3. Development Productivity Leisure Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  4. 4. Development Productivity Development, Leisure Productivity Leisure Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  5. 5.  What is the right time for you to retire?  Time Certain? Phased in? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  6. 6. YOURS YOUR BOARD’S Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  7. 7. PARTICULAR AGE INCOME LEVEL65?68?72? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  8. 8. HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR HOW DO YOU WANT TO BETIME NOW? SPENDING YOUR TIME IN RETIREMENT? Work Work Learning Learning Volunteering Volunteering Leisure Leisure Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  9. 9. •Message from society, retirement equals fun•Look for fun based on your interests.Myth: Unstructured life is ideal•In less that a year, most retirees seek structure more thanleisure Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  10. 10. Involvement. Flow. Lose yourselfChallenging DemandingNot PurchasedMatch our strengthsStrengths are used across all contexts. Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  11. 11.  Find meaning or seek purpose. Third level up. Using your abilities in the service of something larger than yourself. Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  12. 12. Meaning Engagement LeisureCopyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  13. 13.  The need to feel noticed, appreciated and depended upon. Important for people to believe that they count in others’ lives and that they make a difference to them. Once I retire, how will I continue to hear the applause Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  14. 14.  Lifecycle events trickiest issues – only special personal relations always with permission Myth: Thinking you will not need an audience in retirement – why rabbis continue to do life cycle events Why it is hard to let go of a calling Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  15. 15.  Who am I without my job? The sum of the roles you play and behavioral characteristics you display “Identity is the bridge between who we feel ourselves internally to be and who we are recognized as being by our social role.” Ruthellen Josselson The greater the work commitment-the greater the loss of the work role will be Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  16. 16.  Thinking you will not need an audience in retirement Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  17. 17.  You need to be able to step out of your role - How do you go off duty? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  18. 18.  What will you do for the high holidays? Do you need to be officiating somewhere? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  19. 19.  Are you retiring from or retiring to something? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  20. 20.  Do another degree – MSW Continue the part of the rabbinate you enjoy the most, e.g. pulpit, hospital chaplain Take an avocation make it more intense, e.g. book collector Part-time pulpit – once a month unlikely Just let it develop – see what happens Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  21. 21. Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  22. 22.  Rabbis wish to continue working because they are still competent despite the growing age gap with congregantsCopyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  23. 23.  There will be  Always have a Plan B surprises for sure. Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  24. 24.  Consultations with spouse and other family members - it is a joint decision Do you children know your plans? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  25. 25.  Start your retirement career - while still ableCopyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  26. 26. Learn how will your institution be showing you respect? How important is it to you? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  27. 27.  How will you renew your spiritual life? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  28. 28.  Need to plan retirement- with intention and with forethought Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  29. 29.  We are responsible for our own retirement Myth: We took care of others now they will take care of us. Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  30. 30.  Makes them anxious Can not predict the future Because in denial Energy is in the present-not the future. Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  31. 31.  Think in terms of chapters. Take advantage of planned happenstance .Importance of being open to change as a result of chance occurrence. Be open to invitations Modify your ambitions. Ratchet them down. Construct a personal narrative using narrative psychology Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  32. 32.  Use appreciative inquiry. Build on your positives. Rehearse your new purpose. Try it on for 2 months. Read about the future Use a surrogate. Do an informational interview with someone already doing your new role or purpose. Identify roadblocks Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  33. 33. When you hear the word retirement what images, phrases come to mind? Copyright 2012 by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg
  34. 34. Preparation for Retirement for the Rabbi Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg Director of Career ServicesAnd International Placement 2012

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