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Holistic Resilience Boot Camp

March 11, 2022, 8:15 a.m. – Noon

 In celebration of International Women's Day

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  • In this half-day virtual workshop, build your personal and professional resilience with engaging, interactive, expert-led sessions. Learn how to boost resilience and Bounce-Up™ not back, develop strategic planning practices that enhance resilience, and build financial resilience. 
  • Participants can earn PDCs from the Society for Human Resource Management.
  • Registration is $25. Student registration is free.

Presented by Point Park University's Rowland School of Business.

 Boot camp workshops include:

  • Building Financial Confidence & Financial Resilience featuring Myah Moore Irick, senior vice president, The Irick Group, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. – Myah will share financial tips and strategies on how to plan for life’s unexpected adventures, while staying focused on your long term goals and your personal values. She will also share her own experiences with striving to do well while also doing good by building her own team, challenging norms in financial services as a woman of color, educating others on impact investing and how to be financial resilient in all aspects of your life.
  • Boost Resilience: Make Your Bounce Back Your Bounce-Up™ featuring Mj Callaway, CSP, CVP, trainer, author, speaker and survivor – Learn how to bounce-up higher and stronger during change, unexpected events and disruptions that barrel through our personal and professional lives. This engaging session includes real-life stories, powerful activities and trademarked techniques infused with a side of inspiration. You’ll walk away with an actionable plan to boost resilience and Bounce-Up!
  • Planning for Resilience: Strategic Compression Planning featuring Nancy Furbee, Furbee and Associates & Patrick McNellis, McNellis Corporation – An international-recognized strategic planning powerhouse, The Compression Planning System is a visual group process designed to bring out a group’s best thinking and energy to resolve a complex issue in an environment of fair play and equal participation led by a skilled facilitator. Compression Planning gets everybody heading in the same direction and compresses the planning time for major projects to enable your organization to achieve the results you need. 

Sandra Mervosh, M.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Sandra Mervosh, M.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is an assistant professor of human resources and director of the human resource management program in the Rowland School of Business at Point Park University. She has also served as president, CEO and owner of Venture Graphics, a project management company specializing in the printing industry. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member at Point Park, Mervosh served as a part-time instructor for the Rowland School of Business and the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences within the School of Arts and Sciences. In 2015, Mervosh founded the networking organization, Pittsburgh Women Succeeding Together.  

Dorene Ciletti, Ph.D.

Dorene Ciletti, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the marketing and sales program and H.J. Heinz Company Endowed Chair in the Rowland School of Business at Point Park. Before joining Point Park, Ciletti was an assistant professor of marketing and acting director of the Center for Leadership in Professional Sales at Duquesne University. At Duquesne, Ciletti also served in the roles of program coordinator, curriculum designer, faculty advisor and director of the Marketing Honors Institute. In addition to teaching, Ciletti has worked in marketing and sales in the health care and financial services industries. She has organized and moderated several major conferences and has served as an ad hoc journal reviewer and author for a variety of scholarly publications. Her teaching centers on action learning, including experiential service learning, design thinking and collaboration with community and government organizations.  

Myah Moore Irick

Myah Moore Irick joined Merrill Private Wealth Management in 2020. She focuses on providing wealth planning strategies to successful executives, individuals and families navigating sudden wealth. Moore Irick possesses a deep understanding of the psychology of wealth, including the challenges that executives, individuals, seasoned professionals and even up-and-coming athletes face when making decisions about their financial futures. With this knowledge, Irick is able to help her clients identify what they really want their money to do for their lives, families and communities and create a wealth plan for achieving that.​

For Moore Irick, being a great advisor means going above and beyond the numbers. It means being a resourceful collaborator and trusted advisor who digs deep into how clients approach saving, spending and sustaining wealth. It means coming up with creative strategies to help them achieve their unique ambitions. It also means utilizing the vast resources of her firm to maximize their financial potential, provide for their loved ones and help them give back to their communities. ​

She serves on the boards of Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Energy Innovation Center Institute. Her experience as Miss Oregon with the Miss Universe organization in 2003 inspired her ongoing commitment to promoting educational opportunities for women. Prior to joining Merrill, she was an executive director at JPMorgan Private Bank and also worked at PNC Wealth Management. She has held several senior roles at Columbia University where she advised families on philanthropy and estate planning solutions. She received a B.A. from Lewis & Clark College, an M.A. from Columbia University and a joint international MBA with honors from Brown University and Instituto de Empresa.​