NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond

NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond

The Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary
invites you to join NEXT Steps, a program for professionals who have recently or are planning to retire and are exploring new, purpose-filled engagement with their communities. All program activities are designed to stimulate your individual self-discovery and develop a personal plan for your new and meaningful chapter of work and service. The NEXT Steps participants will follow a 14-week process of self-discovery through small group discussions, guest speakers and career and volunteer guidance.

NEXT Steps: Program Description

NEXT Steps is a structured program that includes:

  • Personal development
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Small group engagement
  • Speakers
  • Networking
  • Career or volunteer guidance

All program activities are designed to stimulate your individual
self-discovery and develop a personal plan for your new and
meaningful chapter of work and service.

In our NEXT Steps graduate’s own words:

“I didn’t know what to expect, but it was beyond my expectations really. It was fabulous.”

“I’ve worked in the same field for four decades. There’s a certain mindset and way of looking at the world – this is the first time I’ve had conversations with adults who have no clue about my field. It really helped expand my thinking and looking at the world going forward. Isn’t that exciting?!”

“It took me down a path that I never would have considered before.”

“What I learned is that the earlier you start to think about this new phase, the more options you have available to you. It’s not too early to start thinking about this.”

“I’m really pleased at how things came together for me. I’m not sure how that happened. Between the leadership and the class, things began to gel for me and it became clearer and clearer what I wanted to do.”