Following an initial study circle at headquarters (see below), the regional delegation of the French National Centre for the Management of Territorial Service (CNFPT) for Pays de la Loire, in Angers (France), contracted Jonathan Kaplan to facilitate a study circle with the education counselors of the region. The study circle was initiated in February 2014 and lasted until June. In accordance with the principle of self-determination, the study circle topic was the result of participants' choice, made through a process by which the group distils shared concerns and interests. The topic chosen was Cooperative Modes in the Professional Sphere, Well-Being and Service Quality. This study circle was an initiative that followed from the first study circle commissioned by CNFPT headquarters.