Personal Project Course

COMPLETED in Vancouver January 20 – June 02, 2019

A course designed to help singles in their 20’s and early 30’s plan and live rich, productive lives, whether it be in their career, their relationships, or their future marriage.

Completion of Personal Project 2018


The topics will be discussed using the case-study method (pioneered by Harvard Business School). This provides a practical and objective framework with which to approach your personal and professsional lives.

The program was a great opportunity to connect and have meaningful discussions with other young professionals. The facilitators (moderators) are prepared and engaging, and I ended up making a number of new friends. Highly recommended. ~ 2018 Participant

Date: Sunday, Januray 20, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby

  1. Jan 20 – Intro/Life as a Personal Project
  2. Feb 10 – Work-Life Balance*
  3. Mar 10 – Dating and Marriage*
  4. Mar 31 – Married Love*
  5. Apr 14 – Communication Techniques* (** Venue & Time change)
  6. May 5 – Freedom and Responsibility*
  7. Jun 2 – Be Better to Love Better*

General Sessions are on Sundays, from 3:30-5:30pm.

These sessions are facilitated by trained moderators who will guide particpants throughout the session.
** Please note: April 14 General Session will be held at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby. Also time is changed to 2:30-4:30pm on April 14 only.

The moderator was engaging and used practical examples and not just abstract information. He invited participation but did not pick on people which made it a safe, inviting space, particularly for introverts like me! ~ 2018 Participant

There are also Small Group Discussions (6 sessions, 1 hour):

* These case studies have an additional meetings to take place prior to the session date. At the small group meetings you will study and discuss the upcoming case. The small group meeting dates will be determined by the Team Leaders for that group. Meetings can be held in a coffee shop, pub, condo common room or private homes.

Thank you for a great, lively discussion. You are very attentive to your audience and encouraging as well. ~ 2018 Participant


This course uses the case study method with the following steps for each case:

1. Individually each participant reads the case study.
2. Participants meet in a small group team to discuss the case study.
3. All course participants meet in moderated general sessions to discuss the case study.

For each step of the process the focus is on the the following:

      • The FACTS of the case: Who? What? Where? When?
      • The PROBLEM in the case: Why?
      • The SOLUTIONS to the case: How?

I enjoyed the fact finding. Very useful and insightful. I can relate and helped me reflect my own life. Thank you! ~ 2018 Participant

Cost: $250
Includes refreshments, course manual and free parking.
Payment by installments via cheque or credit card is also possible. Please inquire for details.

For questions please contact:

Patti Ikegami
(604) 202-2038

For more information about IFFD courses in Canada visit:

For more information about IFFD visit:

Harvard video on “Inside the Case Method”:

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Course Feedback

I enjoyed the fact finding. Very useful and insightful. I can relate and helped me reflect my own life. Thank you!
~ Personal Project Participant