Exploring Encore Opportunities-Creating a Fulfilling Next Life-Phase

Exploring Encore Opportunities-Creating a Fulfilling Next Life-Phase

Who: Local Government Managers, and their partners, who are thinking about what they would like to do in their life after management or those who recently have transitioned into their next life phase

When: Friday, Feb. 1, at 1:30 pm (shortly after the close of the League’s City Managers Department Conference)

Where: The Law Offices of Hanson Bridgett (425 Mission Street, 26th floor; about 1 mile from the conference hotel)

Cost: Thanks to our sponsors, Cal-ICMA, the Law Firm of Hanson Bridgett and the Regional Government Services Authority, there is no charge for this seminar.

Please RSVP to Frank Benest by Friday, Jan. 25, at frank@frankbenest.com


  • 1:30 pm: Registration
  • 1:45 pm: Welcome: Kevin O’Rourke
  • 2:00 pm: Dialogue–Exploring encore opportunities: All
  • 2:20 pm: Different journeys and what we’ve learned: Panel of Three Encore Managers
  • 3:00 pm: Break (Coffee and treats provided)
  • 3:15 pm: Framing the next life phase challenge: Frank Benest
  • 3:30 pm: Themes from interviews and focus groups: Frank Benest
  • 3:40 pm: Five strategies to craft a fulfilling next life phase: Frank Benest
  • 3:45 pm: Getting started: What is one encore opportunity that would energize me? How would I “rehearse” this activity before I transition into my next life phase? What is one action step to take?: All
  • 4:05 pm: Encore resources: Mike Garvey
  • 4:15 pm: “One Piece of Advice”: Encore Managers
  • 4:25 pm: Q & A: All
  • 4:45 pm: Adjourn
  • 5:00 pm: Optional: No-Host Gathering (before you start your commute or trip to airport)