Lecture: Intercultural communication by Leila Jaffar


Intercultural communication 

This workshop focuses on intercultural communication. Many factors are at stake when interacting with people from a different background, such as other values, power distance, the amount of uncertainty avoidance, decision-making practices, and an understanding of how members of the group communicate - verbally, non-verbally, in person, in writing, and in various business and social contexts.

Leila Jaffar will show video examples of cultural differences and analyse them with the audience. She will give tips for communicating with people from other countries, ranging from feedback to reaching an agreement.

A lecture in Intercultural communication by one of the most respected experts of the subject in Europe, Leila Jaffar. The lecture will be held in english and is free of charge for all EPOS members. 

Leila Jaffar is founder and owner of Jaffar Consultancy in the Netherlands. This privately held firm specializes in training and consultancy services in the field of intercultural communication and conflict resolution. Leila Jaffar is acknowledged as one of the leading trainers in the field of intercultural communication and conflict resolution in the Netherlands. Her aim is to connect people from various cultures and backgrounds through her work and to bridge differences. 

This has brought Leila during the last few years to extend her work to the field of media and music.  Jaffar Consultancy has produced 4 feature documentaries for Dutch television and is currently involved in the development of several projects for Dutch television.

Together with the renowned Oud (Arabic lute) player Omar Bashir Leila has set up Nahawand Foundation. This foundation aims to promote music from the Middle East,  classical Arab music and to facilitate encounters in the form of projects, concerts and masterclasses between musicians and styles from Europe and the Near East. 

The lecture is organised by EPOS in collaboration with Göteborgs Universitet and Kultur i Väst.

Moa Danielson Grimstad