This self-directed learning activity requires the investigation of an aspect of adult education, relevant to Northern practice, in which the participant applies principles of adult learning and teaching theory. Usually, the project is work-related; however, it may be the study of an area of special interest to the participant separate from work duties. The participant submits a proposal to the program manager, or designate, outlining a work plan, personal learning goals and an evaluation process. At the conclusion of the project, the participant submits a copy of the approved proposal; a final report on the project background, purpose, execution and findings; and a copy of the project. Those who wish to apply for credit for Special Project for work already completed may do so by submitting a portfolio containing a report on the project background, purpose, execution and findings; a copy of the final product of the project; and a letter of confirmation from the project sponsor.