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Building DEI Communities Affinity Group

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The Building DEI Communities Affinity Group meets bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The DEI Affinity Group both supports and holds members accountable as we work to build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities. During our time together, we will share best practices, collaborate with partners, and educate ourselves as we focus particularly on older […]

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Rethinking Volunteerism: Transforming Disruption to Impact

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For generations, engaging volunteers has been a critical strategic element that communities use to solve problems. The pandemic disrupted society’s reliance on volunteers. Yes, disruption can be devastating, it can also release us from the tyranny of doing things “the way we’ve always done them.” Disruption invites us to revisit, rethink, and reinvent the way […]

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Win at Networking for Your Next Job

Why has networking, especially as part of a job search, gotten such a bad rap. Why is it seen as a burden by so many job seekers, even when they know it's the most effective, most reliable, and quickest way to make useful connections? Maybe it's because we lack the tools and techniques to help […]

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The Exercise Prescription for Adults Aged 50+

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Most of us want to avoid muscle loss (sarcopenia), slow bone replacement (osteopenia), frailty, and a loss of balance and coordination. Why think of being older as having serious health problems, using multiple pharmaceuticals, losing independence, or having a miserable late-in-life experience? There is a way around what the medical profession dubs “the sick aging […]

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Positive Aging Facts: Dancing with the Muse

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Using current science to present old age as a potentially happy, creative, and productive time, Priscilla Long offers lifestyle guidelines to improve your chances of a satisfying old age. Numerous models – including many elders active in the arts – illustrate the possibilities. Long is the author of the forthcoming book, Dancing with the Muse in Old Age, which […]

America Divided: How Can We Heal?

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The 2022 International Book Award for Best General Nonfiction has just been awarded to American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation by Seth David Radwell. As Radwell eloquently presents in the book, our democracy is in crisis today and will remain so as long as we allow the extreme ends of […]

Charitable Giving: Deciding What, Where, & How

"Giving Tuesday" is approaching. As year-end approaches, you're getting dozens of donation requests. You want to support good causes, yet the options and considerations can be overwhelming. How much to give, and when? How to verify charities and identify the right causes for you? What - in addition to money - can you give? And […]

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How I Pivoted From a Corporate Career to My Passion

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A native of Australia, James Saftich, migrated to the United States in 2000 and made a name for himself in the field of direct marketing when catalog marketing was a huge segment of the retail industry. He turned away from marketing when web and email privacy issues began taking center stage. But what did he turn towards? […]

Set Aside Your Resume & Lean In to LinkedIn

What's the best way to present your experience to network contacts and prospective employers? It used to be your resume, but now it's LinkedIn. LinkedIn helps you tell a 3-dimensional story about yourself and employers search LinkedIn for candidates long before they see any resumes. Learn step-by-step how to use the best features of LinkedIn to […]

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EnCorps Teacher Fellowship Information Session

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EnCorps STEM Teachers Program’s vision is to realize a day where all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, are inspired and prepared to pursue their dreams. STEM Teaching Fellows explore the process to become a teacher within 1-3 years with the support of EnCorps training, guest-teaching field experience, licensing guidance, EnCorps cohort of peers, and the […]

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50+ Employment Affinity Group

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People over 50 want to contribute to the economy and to society. They are an expanding resource, yet older adults are too frequently shut out of opportunities to use their experience, feel valued, and live financially secure lives. Members of the 50+ Employment Affinity Group are focused on changing how older workers are seen by […]

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Intergenerational Affinity Group

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The Intergenerational Affinity Group is a self-driven forum of the Encore Network, composed of Network members dedicated to linking the generations to create a better future for all. We gather on the second Tuesday of every month to share experiences, learn, and advocate together. We take on a small number of relevant projects as merited. […]

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Amp Up Your Marketing, For Founders Over 55

There are so many new tools in the marketing toolbox that it's hard to keep up. But many of the old proven rules still apply. Join us to explore marketing fundamentals, tools, and rules that yield the greatest return on limited resources of money, people, and time. Learn the most effective methods to take a […]

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EnCorps Teacher Fellowship Information Session

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EnCorps STEM Teachers Program’s vision is to realize a day where all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, are inspired and prepared to pursue their dreams. STEM Teaching Fellows explore the process to become a teacher within 1-3 years with the support of EnCorps training, guest-teaching field experience, licensing guidance, EnCorps cohort of peers and the […]

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Member Orientation: Making the Most of Your Encore Network Membership

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Join new and established members on Wednesday, November 2 to learn how to make the most of your Encore Network membership. The Encore Network provides access to robust tools that facilitate networking, programming, and resources. Join us to learn how to use our new website features to better maximize the value of your membership.

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Get to Know Age-Friendly Employers

A growing number of employers are looking to hire people over 50. Knowing who they are and how to find them can offer job seekers a leg up and improve their success in finding work. In this session, learn about the Employer Pledge program from AARP and the Certified Age Friendly Employer (CAFE) program from […]

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Advocacy Affinity Group

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Ageism is embedded in our culture and widely understood as a barrier to opportunity, contribution, and quality of life for people over 50. The Encore Network helps people shift perceptions and navigate the barriers created by ageism, but what about changing the system itself? We will define an advocacy agenda and develop strategies for changing […]

Living a Green Retirement

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There are many financial, health, and lifestyle challenges to living a long retirement – and the risks from climate change only complicate matters. This webinar helps you make the connection between your finances, health, longevity and the health of your communities and the planet. You’ll also hear about action steps you can take to live […]

The Hybrid World of Franchises

Thousands of businesses are set up as franchises, creating an enormous range of opportunities for people over 50 who want to be their own bosses. Franchises offer a hybrid form of entrepreneurship - you run the business, but you first learn the business from someone else. You then pay the franchisor out of your earnings […]

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EnCorps Teacher Fellowship Information Session

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EnCorps STEM Teachers Program’s vision is to realize a day where all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, are inspired and prepared to pursue their dreams. STEM Teaching Fellows explore the process to become a teacher within 1-3 years with the support of EnCorps training, guest-teaching field experience, licensing guidance, EnCorps cohort of peers and the […]

Finding & Tapping the Hidden Job Market

Only about 15-20 percent of jobs get posted publicly. That means the majority don't get filled through job boards. So why do so many job seekers spend so much time competing for the few jobs that everyone else is going after. Learn how older job seekers can put themselves on the inside track and improve […]

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Plan Your Exit as You Build Your Business

For business founders of any age, but especially founders over 55, planning ahead for a possible exit can avoid many of the obstacles that often get in the way of a smooth transition. By taking the right steps early in the life cycle of a startup, and making structural changes along the way, the stage […]

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Our Role in the National Partnership for Student Success

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In our July webinar, Ken Dychtwald challenged The Encore Network to use our collective resources and connections to engage a larger number of people over 50 in service roles that address pressing social issues. In October, we'll address one of those pressing issues – children’s learning loss because of the pandemic – and an opportunity […]

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