Geauga County

New Programming Begins October 8, 2018!

Encore NEO has revamped its programming and moved to a membership model.


The Federated Family Life Center
16349 Chillicothe Rd
Bainbridge, OH 44023

Standard Weekly Programming Schedule
(Starting October 8, 2018)

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series
    This weekly speaker series addresses all areas of the age 50+ career transition. (Open to non-members; request $5 per session)  LEARN MORE>>
    • Coffee and Networking start at 7:30 a.m.
  • 9:30-11:00 a.m. Job Search Discussion Group
    Learn the best tips for the age 50+ job search.
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
    One or more of six ECAP programs, comprised of eight, two-hour sessions to be completed over four weeks, will run concurrently during this time. ECAPs will repeat throughout the year.
    • 1st weekly session  (Starting October 22nd)

ECAPS include:

  • Charting a New Course  (Launching October 22, 2018)
    Apply business model thinking to develop a pathway to a new career. Resource: Business Model You, by Tim Clark.
  • Getting to Financial Independence  (Launching November 26, 2018)
    Learn how to save, invest, and earn your way to financial independence. Resource: The Simple Path to Wealth by J.L. Collins.
  • Exploring Self-employment  (Launching January, 2019)
    Learn everything you need to know to work for yourself. Resource: The Freelancer's Bible, by Sara Horowitz.
  • Personal Branding  (Launching February, 2019)
    Develop a strategy to stand out to your customers.
  • Managing Self  (Launching March, 2019)
    Clarify your goals, and manage your time and emotions to gain success.
  • Relationship Management  (Launching April, 2019)
    Learn how to balance assertiveness with consideration in managing areas of disagreement.
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m. Legacy Writers – Blog Your Way To A Book
    Learn how to blog and use blogging to write and publish a book.
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m. Self-employment Brain Trust  (1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
    Hone professional skills and share client challenges.
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m. Wealth Builder's Brain Trust  (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
    Develop a deeper knowledge of great money management.
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. Upgrading Your Career  (Open to non-members; request $5 per session)
    Always be focused on next steps. This session, for those currently employed as well as those working for themselves, uses advanced strategic planning tools and explores emerging marketplace developments to help participants advance their careers/businesses.
  • 7:30-9:30 a.m. One-on-one Coaching and Mentoring Sessions
  • 7:30-9:30 a.m. Success Teams
    Each participant has 15 minutes to share progress toward goals over the past week; describe obstacles encountered; get feedback and ideas from the other participants; and set specific goals for the coming week.
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Encore Career Accelerator Program (ECAP)
    • 2nd weekly session  (Starting October 25th)

CLICK HERE for more about the new programming!


  • The Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series (8:00-9:00 a.m.) and Wednesday Evening Upgrading Your Career programs (6:00-7:30 p.m.) are open to everyone. We request a $5.00 free-will donation from non-member attendees, paid at the door.
  • A $40 Monthly Membership grants access to all regular weekly programs and advanced programs, PLUS the “Encore NEO Playbook Binder” to help set goals, track progress, and retain valuable program notes. Members may need to purchase books for some programs and pay additional fees for advanced programs.