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Spring Institute on Abilities

Introducing the Spring Institute on Abilities

  • Date09 December 2020

Co-founders Anica Zeyen, Royal Holloway University of London (UK) & Oana Branzei, Ivey Business School, Western University (Canada), are very excited to announce the launch of a global, accessible, and fully-virtual initiative building community of inquiry at the intersection of (dis)abilities and organising.

The Spring Institute is multi-disciplinary and multi-method, using an allyship model that connects international faculty and participants (PhD students, post-doctoral students, and early career researchers interested in better understanding abilities in organizational settings).

(24 hours on Zoom all inclusive)

Five consecutive days of four-hour zoom programming (1pm – 5pm GMT, 1st to 5th March 2021):

  • 60-minute rolling keynote session with 3-4 speakers
  • 30-minute small group engagement with one of the speakers
  • 30-minute networking break
  • 90-minute Method Masterclass with hands-on application

There will be an additional mandatory 90-minute onboarding session at 1pm GMT on 15th February and a 90-minute offboarding session at 1pm GMT on 15th March 2021.

All materials will be available online, free of charge.


Angharad Beckettweb profile

Anica Zeyen, web profile

Bassam Farah, web profile

Candace Jones, web profile

Dan Goodley, web profile

Emily Heaphy, web profile

Glen Kreiner, web profile

Gregor Wolbring, web profile

Islay Mactaggart, web profile 

Jerry White, web profile

Johan Wiklund, web profile

Nancy Hansen, web profile

Nidhi Singal web profile

Oana Branzei, web profile

Paul Emong, web profile

Sanjukta Choudhury Kaul, web profile

Silvia Dorado-Banacloche, web profile

Susanne M. Bruyère, web profile

Ute Stephan, web profile

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2021

To apply for our free Spring Institute, simply follow this link to our website and follow the instructions.

Other relevant information:

We aim to make it as accessible as possible. For any questions, please contact Anica Zeyen (

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