Special Events

Encore NEO and The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program Present “Charting a New Course with Business Model You”
January 5-26, 2021

Encore NEO is pleased to partner with The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at CWRU to present an online class “Charting a New Course with Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career” on Tuesdays, January 5-26. 2021, 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

Encore NEO Founder and encore career strategist Tim Lybarger will use business model thinking to help participants assess who they are and the value they provide, and to create a single-page blueprint to reinvent their careers. Participants may use the same tools to assess potential employers and/or clients and how best to promote their services.

For more information and to register for the course, click HERE.

Siegal Lifelong Learning at Case Western Reserve University connects the academic world with Northeast Ohio’s wider community and allows adults of all ages to pursue their love of learning. The program offers personal enrichment courses and lectures taught by renowned scholars and local experts, Continuing Professional Studies opportunities, and educational travel to national and international destinations.

Please note:  All on-site Encore NEO programming is temporarily suspended.  Regular weekly programming continues online and is open to all.  As with our on-site programming a free-will donation to offset our expenses is appreciated but not mandatory.  Please sign up for our Newsletter for schedule updates, meeting topics and links.

Click HERE for weekly update and meeting links!

Regular Location

When it is safe to resume in-person meetings on-site programming will continue at:

The Church of the Western Reserve
30500 Fairmount Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Updates will be mentioned during online programming and posted on the website and newsletter.


Encore NEO and Ohman Family Living Announce New “Encoreship” Program

Learn how you can discover a new career through an "Encoreship" in partnership with Ohman Family Living.  The program will explore opportunities in personal companionship, resident care, culinary services, resident life, and more. The program includes a general orientation and shadow program. Contact EncoreNEO50@gmail.com or call 440-338-8220 to learn more!


Other Program Notices

  • The Legacy Toastmasters Group
    We plan to launch our very own Toastmasters Group - let us know if you are interested. Contact us at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com.

Our Regular Program Schedule includes:

  • Monday Morning Career Transition Topic and Job Search Discussion - addresses all areas of the age 50 + career transition.  CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Encore Career Accelerator Courses (ECAPs) - 8-10 session courses that focus on getting to financial independence, exploring self-employment, winning clients, principled negotiation, and  more;
  • Weekly discussion groups for a deeper dive into building personal business models with Business Model You,
  • Mastering Virtual Work - explores the tools and practices required to master virtual work,
  • Advanced courses for those who want to blog their way to a book, and/or become a public speaker; and
  • One-on-one coaching.

See the overview of programming schedule HERE!


Exploring 50+ Expo Held Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 in Westlake

Encore NEO expanded its reach by partnering with The City of Westlake Senior & Community Services Department and the Westlake Public Library to host the Exploring 50+ Expo.

Learn more HERE.

Geauga County Public Library and Encore 50+ Expo - Held Friday, May 31, 2019

Encore NEO partnered with Geauga County Public Library to host Encore 50+ Expo for all things related to later-life careers and lifestyles. The Expo also commemorated Encore NEO's 5th anniversary.

Breakout sessions addressed employment, health and lifestyle issues for those 50+.

  • Resources Available through Encore NEO and Geauga County Public Library – Tim Lybarger, President, Encore NEO; and Ed Worso, Director, Geauga County Public Library
  • Making a Living After Age 50 – Tim Lybarger, President, Encore NEO
  • Health and Wellness: Common GI Issues – Dr. Jason Abdallah, MD, Board Certified Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Panel Discussion: Success Stories of Encore NEO Members who have Transitioned into Meaningful Careers and Lifestyles
    • Vivian Miller, Aim High Bags & Career Coach and Resume Writer
    • Gary Gardiner, Operational Efficiency Consultant - HVAC Industry Executive Recruiter
    • Dave Waldorf, President, David M. Waldorf, LLC - resolving workplace compliance issues
    • Jim McDonough, SimpliFi Technologies, LLC - designer/programmer of professionally installed electronics systems

Exhibitors included

  • Auburn Career Center
  • BellTone
  • Cunix Insurance Services
  • Encore NEO
  • Geauga County Job and Family Services / Ohio Means Jobs – Geauga County
  • Geauga County Public Library
  • Integrity Staffing
  • Kent State University Geauga
  • Newbury Kiwanis
  • Ohio Census
  • Ohman Family Living (Hill Group)
  • Patient Computer Help
  • Rotary
  • RSVP of Geauga County
  • Staffing Solutions Enterprises
  • United Way Services of Geauga County
  • University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center


Consultative Selling Skills Workshop - Held Saturday, January 26, 2019

Owen Foster of Sustainable Growth Consulting presented a 1/2-day overview course about the four key elements that comprise the selling process. Participants learned how to establish trust, define needs, create a partnership approach, and close the sale – valuable skills to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of business development efforts.


Common Ground 2018 - Held Sunday, June 24, 2018

In partnership with Lakeland Community College, Encore NEO hosted a Cleveland Foundation Common Ground Conversation at Lakeland's new HIVE Center on June 24th. After an introduction by former Congressman Dennis Eckart, participants discussed ways local members of the "Baby Boomer" generation can use their experience, expertise and wisdom to help make our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic. The conversation was just a beginning - we invite you to join our weekly Encore NEO programming (check the calendar!) and other future events.