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1st World Congress of Personal Project

First World Congress of Personal Project
19th October 2019

This ground breaking congress takes its name from the I.F.F.D. Personal Project Program aimed at young singles aged between 22 and 32 years of age. We expect the participation of 400 young people from all over the world involved or interested in this program.

Saturday, October 19th
10.30h Opening Act
11.15h Conference 1. The temperament God gave you. Laraine Bennett
12.30h Lunch
13.45h Conference 2. The technological Generation.  Andrew Mullins
15.00h Colloque. Personal Project around the world. Young people from the five continents
16.00h Coffee – break
16.45h Conference 3. Secrets of happy couples. Shaunti Feldhahn
18.00h Closure Act
18.30h 19.45h Drink reception

Speakers of the 1st World Congress of Personal Project

Laraine Bennett has a master’s degree in Philosophy and is the Editor and Communications Manager of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW). With her husband, Art, she co-authored three books on temperament (“The Temperament God Gave You”, “The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse”, and “The Temperament God Gave Your Kids”) as well as a book about emotions (“The Emotions God Gave You”). She also wrote a book of reflections for caregivers, “A Year of Grace: 365 Reflections for Caregivers”.

Shaunti Feldhahn is a ground-breaking social researcher, best-selling author, and popular speaker – but a wife and mom first. After receiving a graduate degree from Harvard, and working on Capitol Hill and Wall Street, Shaunti now uses her analytical skills to investigate the most important surprises about the most important people in our lives. She focuses on digging out the little changes that will make the biggest difference in our lives, relationships, families, and workplace relationships.

20th World Congress of Family Enrichment

20th World Congress of Family Enrichment
19th  & 20th October 2019 

Addressed to parents, educators and experts on family education. We expect the participation of 1,200 people from 70 countries around the world.

Saturday, October 19th
11.00h Opening Act
11.30h Conference 1. Raising kind kids. Thomas Lickona
12.45h Lunch
14.15h

Roundtable. Where can families get help from? 

Kinga Joó  |  Donna Butts | Marie-Béatrice Levaux  (pending of confirmation)

15.15h Conference 2. Family and wellness. Henry Burns
16.30h Coffee – break
17.15h Colloque. Family Enrichment around the world: my family is also your family
18.45h Drink reception
19.45h 20.45h Festival
Sunday, October 20th
  9.45h Conference 3. The temperament God gave your kids. Laraine Bennett
11.00h Coffee – break
11.30h Conference 4. Family & Technology.  Tom Harrison
12.45h Lunch
14.00h Conference 5. Secrets of happy marriages. Shaunti Feldhahn
15.15h Panel. Role of the civil society in the international area. Renata Kaczmarska
15.45h 16.00h Closure Act

Speakers of the 20th World Congress of Family Enrichment

Thomas Lickona, Ph.D., is a psychologist and educator who has been called “the father of modern character education.” A professor of education emeritus at State University of New York, Cortland, he is the founding director of his university’s Center for the 4th and 5th R’s and author of nine books on moral development and character education, including “Raising Good Children”, “Educating for Character”, “Character Matters”, “Sex, Love, and You”, and “How to Raise Kind Kids” (April 2018).

Sir Henry Burns, known generally as Harry Burns, is the professor of global public health, University of Strathclyde, having been the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland from September 2005 to April 2014. In April 2014, he became a Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University where he continues his interest in understanding how societies create wellness. He has become known for his work to address health inequalities. He is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers in Scotland.

Laraine Bennett has a master’s degree in Philosophy and is the Editor and Communications Manager of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW). With her husband, Art, she co-authored three books on temperament (“The Temperament God Gave You”, “The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse”, and “The Temperament God Gave Your Kids”) as well as a book about emotions (“The Emotions God Gave You”). She also wrote a book of reflections for caregivers, “A Year of Grace: 365 Reflections for Caregivers”.

Shaunti Feldhahn is a ground-breaking social researcher, best-selling author, and popular speaker – but a wife and mom first. After receiving a graduate degree from Harvard, and working on Capitol Hill and Wall Street, Shaunti now uses her analytical skills to investigate the most important surprises about the most important people in our lives. She focuses on digging out the little changes that will make the biggest difference in our lives, relationships, families, and workplace relationships.

Tom Harrison is the Director of Education at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and leads the applied research projects across Britain, as well as internationally. His specialist interests are character and virtue ethics, youth social action, citizenship, community development and volunteering. Recent publications include: “Teaching Character Through the Curriculum”, “Educating Character Through Stories”, and “Teaching Character in Primary Schools”. He has completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham on the influence of the Internet on character virtues.

Ms. Renata Kaczmarska is a Social Affairs Officer and a Focal Point on the Family in the Division for Social Policy and Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. She represents the UN Programme on the Family and acts as its spokesperson. She organizes expert group meeting on family policy issues and liaises with civil society organizations and academic researchers on family-related matters. Ms. Kaczmarska has a Master of Science degree in Social Sciences and a United Nations Studies Graduate Certificate from Long Island University in New York, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College, New York, where she majored in Political Science.

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