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Shifting is an important fundamental skill that black woman and women of color have adopted to survive professional settings. Shifting is double sided. Although it is altering the authentic self and expectations to accommodate a socially acceptable identity, it is also an effective technique to process and navigate experiences. Helping black women and other women of color manage the shifting phenomenon will increase the awareness that shifting can be used as a tool to acknowledge their authentic self, and the complexity of intersecting identities, ultimately producing mental wellness.  

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the foundation of Shifting and how it contributes to the academic/professional experience of women of color
  • Explore the impact Shifting has on the mental health and wellbeing of women of color 
  • Implement effective strategies to help manage the Shifting phenomenon 

Who should attend

This workshop is intended for any CU Boulder staff or faculty member seeking awareness of the impact of the Shifting Phenomenon on women of color. 


May 12, 2022 


Noon - 1:00 p.m.



Carla Eugene MS, LPCC-S 

Cost: There is no cost for this course.