This event will take place in-person only.
Event description

Space and place have a real impact on the construction of our identities and leadership.  In this one-day workshop we intend to create a collaborative space to reflect on these relationships, stimulate new discussions and hear from expert speakers in the field. As a starting point the work of Caroll (2016) explores Leadership as identity looking at how leadership and identity play out in a fluid and ambiguous way. Identity is brought to the fore in considering how leadership emerges from the practice of people being connected to each other through space and place in embodied social action. Hirst and Humphreys (2020) bring identity, space, and place together through a collection of studies linking organised space and processes of identity and identification. This contemporary interest becomes pertinent to the shifting nature of work considering the role of new, hybrid or re-purposed workspaces designed to enable interactive modes of working and the new home-based offices for remote working. This workshop will explore how these contemporary changes in the material workplace are facilitating unanticipated identity change and leadership development. 

Registrations close on the 1st May 2023 at 23:59 UK time.


Provider Information

BAM Identity Special Interest Group


Who should attend?

Any academic, practitioner or professional support colleague that is interested in developing their understanding of the impact of space and place upon our identity construction and how leadership emerges from the practice of people being connected to each other through space and place.

The event speaks to Section A1, A2, A3, D1, D2, D3 as detailed in the BAM Framework.


Benefits of Attending
  • Understanding relationships between identity, leadership and space in organizations 
  • Discovering new avenues for research on these unexplored paths 
  • Exploring the new challenges that new workspaces and remote work based at home pose on leadership and identities



Kate Black, Chair, Identity SIG

Hugh Waters, Senior Lecturer, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England





Please contact BAM Office at e[email protected] if you have any general queries.



Event Fee

BAM Members: £20

Non -BAM Members : £40

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Registrations close on the 1st May 2023 at 23:59 UK time.

Please note, if we do not receive enough registrations 2 weeks ahead of the event, we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Venue Details

Bristol Business School,

UWE Bristol,

Coldharbour Lane Frenchay,


BS16 1QY

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment for the event must be received before the start date of the event concerned. Access will not be permitted to the event if full payment has not been received. 


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of booking your place on the event will receive a full refund. 

  • Cancellations received after the 14-day cancellation period and later than 14 days before the start date of the event will not be eligible for a refund.  

  • Although we endeavour to run all events as advertised, BAM reserves the right to cancel any event if, for example, there are not enough people to justify running the event or if other significant unforeseen circumstances arise. Please be aware that delegates are always responsible for ensuring their own travel and accommodation against cancellation, and the British Academy of Management is not able to reimburse anyone for these under any circumstances.  

To cancel a booking a cancellation request must be submitted via your BAM Account, to do this:

  • Go to your BAM Account
  • Click 'My Events'
  • Under 'Upcoming Events' will be the booking, please click Cancel Booking
  • Follow the steps and complete the request