Ask a Professional Workshop Series: Thoughtful Retirement

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Thoughtful Retirement: Envisioning and Realizing an Intentional Future

Individuals living in Tompkins County, who are either close to retirement or have already retired, are invited to join us for a discussion on how to identify and achieve your non-financial retirement goals, including examining your personal values as they relate to retirement, identifying and re-purposing existing skill sets for post-retirement work, and developing a flexible plan that will meet your changing needs and interests, while also being responsive to changing life events.

Katherine Chiang and Deb Schmidle are recently retired academic librarians with extensive backgrounds in management and leadership. Using the expertise and knowledge they have in the areas of change management, strategic planning ,and goal attainment, Kathy and Deb have developed a framework to help others achieve a meaningful, productive, and fulfilling retirement

Kathy holds a B.S. and a M.S. from the University of Chicago. In addition to a B. S. from Binghamton University and an M.L.I.S. from Syracuse University, Deb holds a certificate in Contemporary Leadership from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. 

Funding for this program was provided by a grant through the Finger Lakes Library System.  For more information about this program or the Ask a Professional series, contact Digital Librarian Tom at