Founder organizations

IFCES was founded in June 2011 by an international group of organizations based in Japan, Canada, France, Germany, the U.K and the USA. All founder organizations share a commitment to the raising of standards in learning services worldwide.

Founder Members of IFCES

The founder organizations are represented by individuals who were involved as experts in the working group that developed ISO 29990. All founder organizations are also represented in the annual meetings of ISO/TC 232.

Co-ordinating Founder Members:

Japan Association for Management of Training and Education (JAMOTE), Japan

  • the late Hisao Nojima, Founder Chair >Announcement
  • Kazuo Miyazawa, Chair
  • Kumi Nakamura

Other Founder Organizations (in alphabetical order by organization):

Concordia University, Canada

  • Vivek Venkatesh

DeuZert Deutsche Zertifizierung in Bildung und Wirtschaft GmbH, Germany

  • Jürgen Heene

Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality in Language Services (EAQUALS), International

  • Ludka Kotarska
  • Richard Rossner, Vice Chair

Fédération de la Formation Professionnelle (FFP), France

  • Marie-Christine Soroko

Graduate School of Education, the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

ICPF & PSI, France

  • François Galinou

RKW Berlin GmbH, German Center for Productivity and Innovation, Germany

  • Thomas Rau

sikos GmbH, Germany

  • Manfred Schmidt