Who is UMAC For?
UMAC provides opportunities for experienced adults to: 1) rethink their identities and purpose for this new "encore" life stage, 2) explore deployment of their skills, time, and expertise for the greater good, and 3) identify ways to mentor young adults and share their wisdom. People come to UMAC with a variety of goals. Here are a few.
Personal and Professional Renewal
Careers today are demanding and all-encompassing. For those ready for a new way of living and working, UMAC offers time and space for renewal and exploration. UMAC helps people rethink their identities and purpose for this new encore life stage. They explore possibilities for meaningful next chapters, and apply their skills, time, and expertise for the greater good in communities.
People at midlife and beyond bring a range of skills and talents that are needed in the social sector. UMAC helps participants gain insights and experience as they apply their skills in new ways.
New Ways of Working
From side hustles to portfolio careers, phased retirement to the gig economy, the career landscape is shifting. Encore adults want and often need to work, but they don't want to work in the same way. Like young adults, encore adults want to build career skills and sharpen strategies to navigate the new world of work. Like their younger counterparts, they also want to use their skills to make a difference. UMAC helps participants chart a course for work with meaning, purpose, and often a paycheck.