Special Events

Exploring Self-employment - Starts August 5th, 2019

What is self-employment anyway? It's more than what it used to be and not what you might think! This program provides everything you need to know to be successful as an independent worker.

The program is part of our Encore Career Accelerated Programs - ECAPs - and runs Monday and Thursday mornings, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for eight sessions.

Required Resource: The Freelancer's Bible, by Sara Horowitz

Cost: Program is available to members only at no additional fee except for the cost of the book.


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

  • Legacy Writers Write Again - Started Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    After blazing the trail and self-publishing three books, Legacy Writers began another session of "Blogging Your Way to a Book" on June 5th. In this session the group will also learn how to podcast. It's not too late to join this group.
  • Encore Career Volunteer Corps! – Every Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    Encore NEO Volunteers meet every Wednesday to help further Encore NEO's mission. Conact Tim Lybarger at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com for details.
  • The Legacy Toastmasters Group
    We plan to launch our very own Toastmasters Group by the end of 2019. Let us know if you are interested. Contact us at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com.

Our Regular Program Schedule includes:

  • Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series - 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 charting a new course, getting to financial independence, exploring self-employment, winning clients, principled negotiation, and  more;
  • Weekly discussion groups for a deeper dive into the 50+ job search and to coordinate Encore NEO volunteer projects;
  • 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!


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, Custom Design Environments -  designer and programmer for professional 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.