Second Half Institute at UCR Palm Desert
Mastering Midlife and Beyond

Second Half Institute at UCR Palm Desert
Mastering Midlife and Beyond

Saturday, March 4 and
Tuesday, March 21

Program at a Glance

1 day, 1 evening

Saturday Seminar includes Encore Career Lunch
$179/one person
$249/two people

March 21 Elective

UCR Palm Desert Center

Or Call (951)827-4105
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm or Sat 8am-1pm

Saturday Seminar Bring a Friend Special
Register for $179 and bring a friend for just $70 more.
(1 person/$179, 2 people/$249)

Saturday Seminar now includes bonus Encore Career Lunch with Marci Alboher, V.P. of

The Second Half Institute at UCR Palm Desert is the nation's first university-based program to focus on mastering the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of midlife and beyond today.

In recent years, tens of millions of us in our 40s, 50s and 60s have found ourselves facing career, financial and personal challenges beyond anything we anticipated. We have seen our careers derailed and nest eggs devastated by economic uncertainty. Many of us have grown restless or burned out in our jobs, careers or professions. Still, others have unexpectedly 'flunked retirement' finding the long-awaited golden years aimless and disappointing.

Over the course of this dynamic program, you will meet, learn from, and personally interact with America's leading experts on successfully managing, and flourishing in life's second half.

Who Should Attend

People from their mid-40's to mid-70's who would benefit from cutting edge knowledge, practical skills, and proven strategies for mastering the business of leading life's new, longer second half.

Topics Covered

  • Career and Lifework Reinvention
  • Financial Longevity
  • Sustainable Resilience and Well-Being

Program Courses

Saturday Seminar:

March 4: The Joy of Reinvention: Discovering New Passion, Profits, and Purpose in your 40's and Beyond.

March 21: Midlife Reimagined: The New Science, Art, and Possibility of our 40's, 50's and 60's.

Bring a Friend and Save over $100!

Or Call (951)827-4105 - Mon-Fri 8am-6pm or Sat 8am-1pm

Second Half Institute Faculty

Marci Alboher: Vice President of, the trailblazing national nonprofit that created the annual Purpose Prize for social entrepreneurs over age 60. Marci is one of America's most highly-acclaimed writers, thinkers, and speakers in the area of new work and careers in life's second half. She is author of the Encore Career Hand book: How to Make Money and a Difference in the Second Half of Life (Public Affairs, 2012) as well as One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success. Before joining, she reinvented herself from career attorney to "Shifting Careers" columnist for the New York Times.

Barbara Bradley Hagerty: an award-winning journalist who recently reinvented herself after a twenty-year career as a Washington-based correspondent for National Public Radio. Before joining NPR, she was a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. Author of the New York Times best seller, Fingerprints of God, she has lectured, researched, and written extensively about the challenges and opportunities of life's second half in The Atlantic and the Washington Post, and in her celebrated new book Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife (Riverhead Books 2016), which George Valliant, former director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development has called "arguably the best book on middle life ever written."

Kerry Hannon: America's leading expert on career reinvention and management in midlife and beyond. Over more than two decades, she has been a columnist and regular contributor to The New York Times, Forbes, Money Magazine, U.S. News, USA Today, and AARP Magazine. She has appeared on ABC News, CBS, CNBC, NBC, NPR, and PBS, and is the author of ten widely-acclaimed books, including What's Next? Finding Your Passion and Dream Job in Your 40's, 50's, and beyond (Berkley Trade, 2014), Getting the Job You Want After 50 (Wiley, 2015), and the national bestseller Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy and Pays the Bills (Wiley, 2012).

Mark Miller: Mark Miller is a nationally-recognized journalist, author and expert on trends in retirement and aging. His writing offers a holistic view of all aspects of retirement security, and his groundbreaking website often focuses on the reinvention of traditional retirement. Mark is a retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar and, and a contributor to the New York Times and AARP magazine. He was formerly editor of Crain's Chicago Business and Sunday editor of the Chicago Sun Times. He is the author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security (Wiley, 2010) and the forthcoming book Jolt: From Trauma to Transformation, which will explore stories of people affected by traumatic life events that have led to positive change.

Mark S. Walton: Chairman of the Second Half Institute, is a Fortune 100 management consultant and educator whose work at the highest levels of business, government, the military, and media has spanned more than four decades. Mark has been a Professor of Leadership in the U.S. Navy's Advanced Management Program and at the top-ranked Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Earlier in his career, he was CNN's Chief White House and Senior Correspondent. His most recent book is "Boundless Potential: Transform Your Brain, Unleash Your Talents, Reinvent Your Work in Midlife and Beyond" (McGraw-Hill, 2012) on which the national PBS Television Special, "Boundless Potential: Reinvent Your Work in Midlife and Beyond," was based.

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