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  • Encorps Teacher Program http://www.encorpsteachers.org/ started by Sherry Lansing
  • http://www.civicventures.org/publications/surveys/encore-career-survey.cfm
  • http://www.civicventures.org/publications/booklets/innovations/experience_corps-flash.cfm
  • www.encore.org www.shiftonline.org http://www.earthcouncils.org/ http://www.vital-aging-network.org/ http://learninglife.umn.edu www.mynextphase.com http://newprimetime.com/ www.emptynestmoms.com
  • Encore Careers - fit with holistic living, since they bring together aspects of who we are at a values level with creating a lifestyle that allows balance, sharing of our talents, fulfillment of purpose, and connection with people who share our passions and values. Our approach is to help clients create holistic, integrated lifestyles in the second half of life. While meaningful work, paid or unpaid, remains an important part of a balanced lifestyle in the second half, it is one piece of an overall lifestyle. Works will with clients in midlife and the second half of life. May also be useful when working with younger clients who are interested in creating meaningful work as part of a balanced lifestyle. There is a trend toward this with younger generations.
  • Holistic Lens – adapting what we’ve always done as career counselors to focus more on holistic lifestyle.
  • Encore Careers Powerpoint Final Read Only

    1. 1. Kate Schaefers, Ph.D., LP Jean Tollefson, M.S., N.C.C . Encore Careers: A New Working Identity in the Second Half of Life
    2. 2. Today’s Session <ul><li>Definition of an Encore Career </li></ul><ul><li>Factors that Contribute to Growth of Encore Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Current Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Future Outlook – Career Fields with Encore Growth Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    3. 3. “ Ancora Imparo” © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 Drawing of Michelangelo by Voltera
    4. 4. Definition: Encore Careers <ul><li>Purpose driven Work in the Second Half of Life. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work that combines income, personal meaning, and social impact. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment in fields such as education, social service, government, health, environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>~ Marc Freedman, author of Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    5. 5. © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 “ Instead of the freedom FROM work, they are searching for the freedom TO work, instead of saving for a secure retirement, they are underwriting an encore career.” ~ Marc Freedman (2007). Encore: Finding work that matters in the second half of life.
    6. 6. Discussion Questions: <ul><li>Think of a person you know who has continued to work (paid or unpaid) into the later years. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What characteristics come to mind when you think of this person? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What impact has this person’s life choices had on you? </li></ul></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    7. 7. The Numbers <ul><li>5.3 million to 8.4 million people have moved from midlife careers to “Encore” careers. </li></ul><ul><li>This represents 9.5% of the 44-70 age population. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional 44.7% were interested in Encore Careers. </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 Source: Encore Career Survey, 2008
    8. 8. Encore Careers: Factors Fueling The Growth <ul><li>Changing Nature of Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing Career Paths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redefined Concept of “Retirement” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bonus Years of Vitality </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological Factors that are part of the Midlife Journey </li></ul><ul><li>Reality of NEED and DESIRE to work into the later years. </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    9. 9. Old View of Career Path © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 <ul><li>PREPARE </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>IMPLEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><li>REFLECT </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure </li></ul>Adapted from Bolles: The Three Boxes of Life Age
    10. 10. New View of Career Path © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 PREPARE IMPLEMENT REFLECT Age
    11. 11. History of Retirement © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 1900’s 1930’s 1960’s TODAY Social Security Act of 1935
    12. 12. Bonus Years: Life Expectancy for People at Age 65 <ul><li>1940 Today Bonus </li></ul><ul><li>Men 77 years 81 years 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Women 78 years 84 years 6 years </li></ul><ul><li>Average 68 years 62 years </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    13. 13. Second Half of Life: A Whole New Life Stage <ul><li>20-30 years long </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy & active </li></ul><ul><li>Work continues </li></ul><ul><li>Includes life long learning </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    14. 14. Psychological Factors – Shifting Vision <ul><li>Presbyopia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age related changes to our vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually occurs in our 40’s. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We become more far-sighted. </li></ul></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    15. 15. Psychological Factors– Shifting Vision <ul><li>Shifting Inner Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing the world with new eyes. </li></ul></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    16. 16. The Second Half of Life - Shifting Values and Purpose <ul><li>External expansiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Endless time </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite options </li></ul><ul><li>Denial of death </li></ul><ul><li>Expecting life to happen </li></ul><ul><li>Internal clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Limited time left </li></ul><ul><li>Limited choices </li></ul><ul><li>Personal certitude </li></ul><ul><li>Accepting life as it happens </li></ul>First Half Second Half Frederic Hudson, Ph.D. (1999) The Adult Years: Mastering the art of self renewal. © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    17. 17. Developmental Tasks: Second Half <ul><li>Finding meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Giving back </li></ul><ul><li>Building a legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Passing on practical wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Rediscovering wonder </li></ul><ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking the rules </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 See Erikson, Chinen, Vaillant, Hudson and McLean, Cohen - this information is from “Life Planning for the 3rd Age”, a project spearheaded by Civic Ventures 2004, p. 15.
    18. 18. Meaningful Work <ul><li>“ The pitcher cries for water to carry </li></ul><ul><li>And a person for work that is real.” </li></ul><ul><li>~ Marge Percy </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    19. 19. Work Trend: Working Retirement <ul><li>Baby Boomer Work Plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AARP found 79% plan to work at least part time during </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>retirement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merrill Lynch study found 76% plan to work in retirement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>56% are interested in going into a completely new career. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>13% plan to start a new business. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reasons for work include health and finances, also psychological reasons – social connection, sense of identity, daily structure. </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    20. 20. BOOMERS: Alternative Ways to Work © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 Merrill Lynch New Retirement Survey (2005) 3448 respondents age 40-58
    21. 21. People Entering Encore Careers <ul><li>Want to stay active and productive </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in working for the common good </li></ul><ul><li>Want to use skills & experience to help others </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Often motivated by practical reasons - income and benefits </li></ul>Encore Career Survey 2008 © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    22. 22. Candidates for Encore Careers <ul><li>“ Yearning” for something more. </li></ul><ul><li>Thrust into a career change (layoff, early retirement) but needs & wants to work. </li></ul><ul><li>Dissatisfied with his or her current life and wants to find a new direction. </li></ul><ul><li>Has a dream that calls for action. </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on making the next stage of life the BEST stage of life. </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    23. 23. Encore Career Paths <ul><ul><li>Career Recycler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Changer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Maker </li></ul></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 Source: Freedman, M (2007). Encore: Finding work that matters in the second half of life.
    24. 24. Career Recycler <ul><li>Build on expertise in one field to transition to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore transferrable skills. </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 http://www.encore.org/prize/nominate?ref=candidatepage.cfm?candidateid=4765 Timothy Will, 2009 Purpose Prize Winner
    25. 25. Career Changer <ul><li>Start a Different Career </li></ul><ul><li>Return to School </li></ul><ul><li>Retool to enter a new career </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9IwILEir_Y&feature=player_embedded# Sharon White’s Story – Becoming a Teacher
    26. 26. Career Maker <ul><li>Find ways to turn a lifelong interest into a job. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore interest areas that might have business potential. </li></ul></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 Arlene Blum, 2008 Purpose Prize Winner http://www.encore.org/prize/nominate?ref=candidatepage.cfm?candidateid=3527
    27. 27. Explore Work Opportunities <ul><li>What FIELDS might be a good fit? </li></ul><ul><li>What CAUSES inspire and motivate action? </li></ul><ul><li>What JOBS are available? </li></ul><ul><li>What ROLES might be created, even if there isn’t a job open? </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    28. 28. Explore Fields © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    29. 29. Explore Fields © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 University of St. Thomas SPAN Program MAP for Nonprofits www.mapfornonprofits.org
    30. 30. Explore Causes: Nonprofit Sector Areas <ul><li>Arts, Culture, Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Environment & Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Human Services </li></ul><ul><li>International/Foreign Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Public & Societal Benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual/Membership Benefit </li></ul><ul><li>National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    31. 31. Causes: Encore Jobs © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    32. 32. Explore Causes: Resources En Corps © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    33. 33. Discussion Questions Handout: Connecting with an Encore Career <ul><li>Choose one Encore Pathway to explore. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Recycler, Career Changer, Career Maker </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Answer the questions on your handout </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your thoughts in small groups. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is most exciting about exploring this possibility? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is most frightening about exploring this possibility? </li></ul></ul>© Kate Schaefers, Ph.D., LP
    34. 34. The Job Outlook <ul><li>Report released in 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examined Projected Economic Growth in Conjunction with Population Demographics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Looks at projected labor shortages in key areas </li></ul><ul><li>Outlines how Encore Careers will play an important role </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 http://www.encore.org/files/research/JobsBluestonePaper3-5-10.pdf
    35. 35. After the Recovery: Key Findings <ul><li>U.S. Population is Aging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those age 55 & up increasing at more than twice the rate as those 20-54. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Economy will Recover and Grow. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From 2008-2018, even with modest estimates, economy will create 14.6 million new nonfarm payroll jobs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Given Current Trends (labor force participation, immigration), the U.S. will experience a Labor Shortage. </li></ul><ul><li>If Boomers retire at rates of past generations, by 2018 we can expect 5.0-5.7 million jobs going unfilled due to labor shortages. </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    36. 36. <ul><li>“ Instead of workers jockeying for jobs by enhancing their skills to gain the approval of employers, we may find that employers are forced to find ways to enhance their jobs to attract older workers to fill them.” </li></ul><ul><li>~ After the Recovery: Help Wanted, p. 5 </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    37. 37. Social Sector: Promising Growth <ul><li>Health Care & Social Assistance (3.9 million) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Services (806,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Community & Religious Organizations ( 379,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Performing Arts (9,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Museums (29,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries (5,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Local, State & Federal Government (1.6 million) </li></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Labor Statistics project 6.9 million new jobs in Social Sector by 2018 </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    38. 38. Social/Government Sector Sampling of Job Growth Fields <ul><li>Primary, Secondary & Special Ed </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing related (Home Health & Care Aids, Nursing Aids, Orderlies, & Attendants, Medical Assistants, Licensed practical & vocational nurses) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Operations specialists </li></ul><ul><li>General & Operations managers </li></ul><ul><li>Child Care Workers </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Receptionists & Information Clerks </li></ul><ul><li>Medical & Health Service Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Clergy </li></ul><ul><li>Social & Human service assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Maids & Houskeeping cleaners </li></ul><ul><li>Educational, Vocational & School Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Support Specialists </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    39. 39. Encore Transition Guides <ul><li>TOP 5 ENCORE JOB FIELDS </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Health care </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.encore.org/work/prepare </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    40. 40. Transitioning to Encore Careers: Encore Fellows <ul><li>The Silicon Valley Encore Fellows program </li></ul><ul><li>Yearlong, paid Encore Fellowships </li></ul><ul><li>Placements of business people in nonprofit organizations </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_lCljtvDWY
    41. 41. Transitioning to Encore Careers <ul><li>Midternships! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships for people 50 & over who want to transition into a different line of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot Program, Partnership between Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) & SHIFT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://shiftonline.org/Home.aspx </li></ul></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    42. 42. Explore Jobs <ul><li>Encore.org </li></ul><ul><li>ISEEK.org </li></ul><ul><li>Primecb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce50.com </li></ul><ul><li>ExperienceWorks.org </li></ul><ul><li>Primecb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement Jobs.com </li></ul><ul><li>ExperienceCorps.org </li></ul><ul><li>AARP.org </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    43. 43. Explore Connections <ul><li>Encore.org </li></ul><ul><li>Shiftonline.org </li></ul><ul><li>Earthcouncils.org </li></ul><ul><li>Vital-aging-network.org </li></ul><ul><li>Learninglife.umn.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Mynextphase.com </li></ul><ul><li>Newprimetime.com </li></ul><ul><li>Emptynestmoms.com </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    44. 44. Encore Careers: In Context of Healthy Aging <ul><li>Holistic living is important as we age. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on creating a LIFESTYLE that promotes balance and well being. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition that work remains an important part of living a full and integrated lifestyle into the later years. </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    45. 45. Define a Second Half Lifestyle <ul><li>How do I want to live my life at this point? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my priorities? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I doing right now to support my priorities? </li></ul><ul><li>What changes do I want to make to better reflect these priorities? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I create a holistic lifestyle that reflects who I am and how I want to live? </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    46. 46. Creating a Lifestyle of Balance and Well-Being <ul><li>MIND: How can I appreciate </li></ul><ul><li>and share my wisdom ? </li></ul><ul><li>BODY : How can I develop a lifestyle based on wellness ? </li></ul><ul><li>HEART: How can I nurture a sense of belonging in my life? </li></ul><ul><li>SOUL: How can I connect with my sense of purpose in life? </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    47. 47. Encore Careers and Holistic Living <ul><li>Offer opportunities to draw on our WISDOM </li></ul><ul><li>Allow room for balance and attention to WELLNESS </li></ul><ul><li>Help us connect in meaningful ways with others and instill BELONGING </li></ul><ul><li>Connect us with work that promotes a sense of PURPOSE </li></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    48. 48. © Schaefers & Tollefson 2010
    49. 49. Contact Information <ul><li>Kate Schaefers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.encorelifeplanning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jean Tollefson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soon to be launched: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.authenticrenewal.com </li></ul></ul>© Schaefers & Tollefson 2010