Pre-Conference Workshops

The workshops and study days below will be acknowledged with a certificate of attendance or accreditation. You can attend a workshop for € 50 each. If you decide to attend both of the workshops, the rate is € 80. Both workshops include lunch. You can register for the workshops via the online registration form. If you have already subscribed and would like to add a workshop to your registration, then please contact the secretariat.

Workshop A – Communicating to influence

As dietitians, our job is to share information that helps people make better choices about food and nutrition. But it is not always obvious how to educate on nutrition in a compelling way that inspires change – especially in today’s climate of fad diets, food tribes and pseudoscience. Join Eat Well Global for an interactive pre-conference workshop where you will learn – and practice – how to communicate in a way that influences people to make healthful choices and keeps your messages on track.

WHO – Open to all participants of the 2018 EFAD Conference + other interested dietitians (max participants 30-40)

WHEN – Thursday 27 September 9:00-12:30 (+ lunch from 12:30-13:30)

WHERE – Fruitvis: Marconistraat 43, 3029 AH Rotterdam. Please note the venue Fruitvis is in a separate location from the EFAD Conference. Participants will be provided with detailed directions prior to the workshop.

Programme – Thursday September 27

Workshop A – Communicating to Influence
Facilitated by Eat Well Global
Fruitvis *
08.45 – 09.15 hrsWelcome with coffee & tea
Erin Boyd Kappelhof – Managing Partner – Eat Well Global
09.15 – 09.30 hrsCommunication in context
Julie Meyer – Founding Partner – Eat Well Global
09.30 – 10.30 hrsCommunicating on controversial topics: earning consumer trust to impact change
Milton Stokes – Director, Global Health & Nutrition Outreach – Bayer U.S. Crop Science
10.30 – 10.40 hrs  BreakFruitvis
10.40 – 11.40 hrsDietitians in the media: how to create news as a nutrition expert, from theory to practice
Suzan Tuinier – Nutritionist and Communication Advisor – Nutrimedia
11.40 – 12.20 hrsBreakout session (to be confirmed)Fruitvis
12.20 – 12.30 hrsWrap-up and take-home messages
Erin Boyd Kappelhof – Managing Partner – Eat Well Global
12.30 – 13.30 hrs  Healthy lunch (included)Fruitvis

A taste of ENLP leadership

Dietitians are uniquely placed in the public health and clinical practice arena. They are trained to use the most up-to-date scientific research on food, health and disease to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy eating. They may, however, benefit from training on non-scientific skills such as leadership and strategic influence, to be empowered to become leaders in their fields and ensure a strong impact on nutrition and health.

Join the European Nutrition Leadership Platform for an interactive pre-conference workshop where you will learn more about emotional intelligence and different leadership styles and how you can become an effective leader. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Programme – Thursday September 27

12.30 – 13.30 hrs  Healthy lunch (included)Fruitvis
13.30 – 14.00 hrsWelcome & Introduction to ENLP Leadership – What is leadership?Fruitvis
14.00 – 14.45 hrsLeadership styles – What style do you have?
Majella O’Keeffe – Lecturer – King’s College London
ENLP Team member
14.45 – 15.30 hrsEmotional Intelligence – Can I improve my EI?
Raymond Gemen – Senior Manager Nutrition & Health – European Food Information Council
ENLP Board member – Network
15.30 – 15.45 hrs  BreakFruitvis
15.45 – 16.30 hrsNetworking – Tips & tricks to effective networking
Triantafyllos Pliakas – Research Fellow – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ENLP Board member – Visibility
16.30 – 17.00 hrsReflection & take-home messagesFruitvis
17.00 – 19.00 hrs  ENLP get-together
Informal drink – open to ENLP alumni and interested conference participants