Summer Events and Workshops

Although some SHIFT programs take a summer vacation (just like you), midlifers still like to have fun!  Check out the SHIFT summer events we’ve planned for July and August. 


What are you waiting for?  Slip on on your flip flops and come join us!


July 9, 2018 Forum

Navigating the Challenges of Working with Recruiters with Marcia Ballinger, PhD


What is the Difference Between a Retained Recruiter, and Other Forms of Job Recruiters?  How Does This Work? Please join us for this informative, interactive discussion on how to work with recruiters…retained and others and have an opportunity to have your questions answered and be more successful in your job pursuits.  For more information and to register, click here.

August 6,  2018 Forum

MN2030 Looking Forward,  a Community Conversation


SHIFT is hosting and inviting our members and the community to be part of this important conversation.

On behalf of the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA), in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) we are requesting your input to inform how older Minnesotans age well, live well.   Please join us for a MN2030 Looking Forward community conversation to build on a strong foundation of Long Term Services and Supports in Minnesota and share ideas to improve quality and access to services and fully prepare our communities for 2030.  For more information and to register, click here.

August 20, 2018 Special Workshop

Creative Collage – Reflections on Self Care


 This workshop will focus on self-care as we move forward in our journeys.   Through imagery and some reflective writing we will create collages on self-care.  We will explore what inspires us and fills us with joy and hope.  All materials will be provided and refreshments served.  No art experience is needed.  Registration is limited to 15 people.  For more information and to register, click here.

SHIFT-IN Network Groups

Got questions about your next steps?  Deciding what ideas to turn in to action?  Want to explore those ideas with others on a similar life journey?

SHIFT-IN Network Groups are a small group meet-up for people in work or life transition and are here to assist with courage / curiosity / resolve.  Come and enjoy a ‘cuppa’ and good conversation designed to create a sense of direction, encouragement and support.  No reservations required, you can just drop in as your schedule permits!

  • Minneapolis Uptown –8:15 and 11:15 am Saturdays
  • St. Paul East – 8:15 am Saturdays

Cost:  $5 per session due at time of your visit, plus we ask that you plan to support our host facilities with a purchase of a beverage or treat (when applicable).  For more information click here.

SHIFT CIRCLES – Sept 11, 18, 25

Live with Intention


SHIFT Circles are a three-session series of small-group life/work discussion and planning. In a Circle, knowledge from actual lived experience is valid knowledge and each 2-hour session is led by one or two experienced facilitators. In a setting of acceptance and support, you’ll explore your strengths and challenges, connect with others, and create a future vision that includes initial action steps.  For more information and to register, click here