In 1982, as a graduate student at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, Professor Senyo Adjibolosoo introduced the Human Factor perspective on ongoing economic growth and sustained human-centered development. His aim was to establish an innovative education program that would foster a conducive and motivating environment for the effective education of both children and adults, developing them into leaders capable of spearheading progress in all spheres of life.
This program, to be executed at all levels, is referred to as the Human Factor Leadership Academy (HFLA). The HFLA is the flagship international education program of the International Institute for Human Factor Development (IIHFD), which was founded in 1992 in Vancouver, Canada. The IIHFD has a US branch, established in the late 1990s as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The IIHFD's global leadership education program aims to produce honest and compassionate leaders capable of changing lives worldwide.