EPOS meets Leila Jaffar



20 April 10.30-12.00, Room C302
The difference between values about gender equality and daily practices can be quite large.
Got the feeling you’re not taken seriously even though your counterpart thinks you are treated equally? Non-verbal communication very often reveals the hidden power relations. It reveals the true power distance Why not use non-verbal communication to increase your effectiveness without entering all kinds of discussions?
Leila Jaffar will show video footage from various countries and analyse them with the participants. She will give tips that are useful in daily life, varying from gaining influence through seating positions and gestures to the way you shake hands. Participants can bring their own examples.

20 April 13.00-14.30, Room C302
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.

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.

Both lectures are free of cost for EPOS members. Registrate your participation to info@epos.nu before 18 of April.
The lectures are organised by EPOS in collaboration with Göteborg University and Kultur i Väst with support from MUCF and Statens Musikverk.



Forelasning med Leila Jaffar, Gbg Universitet 20 april 2017
Leil Jaffar