Transitions from Senior Faculty Resources
Resources for senior faculty transitioning into partial or full retirement.
Lectures and Webinars
Faculty Transition Webinar Series - Session 4
Health of Your Wealth: Retirement preparation in the midst of unknowns
Nora Yousif, CFP, CDFA, MBA, Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President, Empower Wealth Group of RBC Wealth Management, provided a financial roadmap for those in their 50’s and 60’s to help ensure that participants are on track for a successful retirement transition. She discussed key insights to help protect a family’s financial well-being, reviewed how to help ensure all are on track to retire at their targeted age, discussed advanced strategies to help maximize future social security monthly benefit, reviewed what all need to know as it pertains to Medicare, and pointed out how to avoid investing pitfalls in light of rising interest rates and a recovering economy.
Watch the February 15, 2023 session (Listen to podcast)
Faculty Transition Webinar Series - Session 3
Re-energize, Reimagine and Reinvent: Crafting the Next Chapter of Your Work and Life
In this webinar, Drs. Stephanie and Russ Eisenstat shared a high-level roadmap as well as practical first steps participants can take to move towards higher levels of intentionality and fulfillment in the mid to late stages of their careers. The webinar also provided an introduction to their 9-week course for those interested in more deeply engaging in this work.
Watch the January 18, 2023 session (Listen to podcast) - Click here for copy of presentation
Watch the January 19, 2022 session
Faculty Transition Webinar Series - Session 2
Retirement Nuts & Bolts
This second session of the Faculty Transition Webinar Series had a panel from Human Resources, Professional Staff Benefits and the Employee Access Center. The session included presentations from three of the five panelists which covered where to begin the process of retirement, what it entails and what you should consider during the process.
Panelists: Dee Dee Chen, MS, Director, Professional Staff Compensation and Benefits Office; Nicholas Martin, Human Resources Director; Ellen Nelson, Director, Employee & Labor Relations at Mass General Brigham; Virginia Rosales, Human Resource/Benefits Manager, Professional Staff Benefits; Lisa Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, Senior Employee Assistance Consultant and Certified Employee Assistance Professional.
Watch the December 21, 2022 session -- Click for copy of the session handout
Faculty Transition Webinar Series - Session 1
Successful Transition to Retirement While Balancing Continued Engagement at MGH
This first session of the Faculty Transition Webinar Series included a lively discussion with a panel of MGH faculty members who transitioned to retirement while finding opportunities to stay engaged in academic activities, such as teaching and mentoring.
Panelists: Diane R. Fingold, MD, Internal Medicine Physician; Isaac Schiff, MD, Chief Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, former Chief of Pediatric Radiation Oncology and HMS Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs; James H. Thrall, MD, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Radiology; and Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, former Chief of Neurology, currently researcher and clinician.
Watch the November 16, 2022 session (Listen to podcast)
- Health of your Wealth: Financial check-up for retirement preparation
Nora Yousif, CFP, CDFA, MBA, Financial Advisor and First Vice President of the Empower Wealth Group at RBC Wealth Management, provided a financial roadmap for those in their 50’s and 60’s to help ensure that participants are on track for a successful retirement transition. She discussed key insights to help protect a family’s financial well-being, reviewed how to help ensure all are on track to retire at their targeted age, discussed advanced strategies to help maximize future social security monthly benefit, reviewed what all need to know as it pertains to Medicare, and pointed out how to avoid investing pitfalls in light of rising interest rates and a recovering economy.
Watch the December 8, 2021 session (Listen to podcast)
- 9-week Course: Re-energize, Reimagine and Reinvent - Crafting the Next Chapter of Your Work and Life
Facilitators Stephanie Eisenstat, MD and Russ Eisenstat, PhD, offered this limited enrollment course for a second year. The course is an extension of their one-hour webinar offered in January. It is an opportunity for those in mid to late career who are seeking to successfully navigate a work/life transition, whether that be a new responsibility, leadership role, better work/ life balance or retirement. Using a disciplined, evidenced base approach, course participants have the opportunity to reflect on their personal journey and better understand their distinctive strengths as part of an open and supportive community of peers. This work provided participants a foundation for reimaging the path forward and proactively shaping a more meaningful and rewarding next chapter. It also provided a wealth of practical tools and resources to support them in making tangible progress, week by week, in realizing their aspirations for their life and work.
Session dates: February 7-June 6, 2023 - Course Outline
MGH faculty share how they have navigated the transition away from their intense and fulfilling careers to a new stage in their lives, which the term “retirement” cannot adequately describe.
Check out the recorded video interviews
What Should I Know?
- Steps to Retirement by Virginia Rosales
- Medicare Basics by Dee Dee Chen
- EAP as a Resource by Lisa Staffiere
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