about us

Kaplan Consultants is a French registered organization dedicated to the development of innovative learning processes. It has been pursuing its goal since 1996 through successful implementation of its methodology in the building, coaching and assessing of international projects in the area of continuing education, adult education and vocational training.

action research at IFITS

Institut de Formation Interhospitalier Théodore Simon (IFITS) is an educational institution that provides vocational training in healthcare. One of its main programs is training to become a fully qualified nurse. IFITS director Christine Marchal was the instigator for setting up a research unit within the school. Laurence Ledesma from IFITS is heading the research unit in the making. Initial counselling for setting up the research unit was provided by Jonathan Kaplan.

study circles at CNFPT

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.

FILL

Food In Later Life (FILL) aimed at providing an international, intercultural, multidisciplinary and intergenerational perspective on a specific cultural aspect: how the preparation of food and the rituals associated with eating should change in time to accommodate nutritional needs and lifestyles of people, with a focus on those who due to age or disease have to substantially change their nutritional habits.

LeNeMi

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Learning Needs of Migrant caregivers (LeNeMi) aimed to provide an international perspective on a new approach to formal and non-formal training for migrants assisting elderly people who live on their own, with their families or at a Residential Care Unit (RCU).
LeNeMi was a project conducted under the Grundtvig strand of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme.

3t portfolio

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Teams and Talents in the Third Sector (3T Portfolio) is an EU co-funded project that was launched in October 2010 and which ended in December 2012. The project brought together nine organisations in the framework of a Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation strand of the Lifelong Learning Programme. The project relied on the experience and outcomes of a previous project, the competences e-Portfolio for arts and culture professionals – Portolano (2007-09). Portolano promoted the use of new forms of valorisation of personal knowledge, experience and creativity. Its success in breaking away from the normalised CV led to the 3T Portfolio project in which innovative ways of promoting skills were put to test on a collective level.

sandwich generation

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Sandwich Generation and Intergenerational Caring is a EU sponsored Grundtvig Learning Partnership project. The project was co-funded under the Lifelong Learning Programme and has earned a Star Project distinction. It addresses the needs of women and men who have care responsibilities for frail elderly relatives. The two year project was launched in January 2010. The last project meeting and pubic conference were held in Ravenna in June 2011. They were hosted by Università per la Formazione Permanente degli Adulti Giovanna Bosi Maramotti.

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