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1991 – PRESENT Felicity has worked as a freelance dispute resolution practitioner since 1991. In that time she has been a mediation and arbitration panellist of leading private and statutory dispute resolution agencies in the UK and South Africa. She has been a director of the training company Conflict Dynamics since 1996.
1991 – 1992. Project manager for the Community Dispute Resolution Trust at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies University of the Witwatersrand.
1989 - 1990. Assistant to the director and member of the mediation, arbitration, facilitation and training panels of the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa.
1986 - 1989. Group industrial relations advisor for the Premier Group of companies - 36 000 employees.
1982 – 1984. Senior professional officer for the Institute for Industrial Relations.
Felicity currently trains extensively in conflict management and dispute resolution skills. Besides her training work for CEDR she trains for Conflict Dynamics on South Africa (commercial mediators) and in 2012 was awarded the CEDR ADR Trainer's Award for this work. Felicity also trains for the conciliators, mediators and representatives of Ministries of Labour, trade unions and companies in developing countries for the International Labour Organisation.
Other Skills and Training
Felicity has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick (1985); and from the University of the Witwatersrand she has a BA Honours (1981), a Certificate Programme in Industrial Relations (1984) and a Higher Diploma in Labour Law (2003). She was top student in both the Certificate and Diploma courses and passed both with distinction.
Felicity co-authored Commercial mediation : a user's guide to court referred and voluntary mediation in South Africa, published in 2012. In 2007 Felicity authored the publication Handbook on Alternative Labour Dispute Resolution for the International Labour Organisation. She was a contributor to the book Dispute Resolution published by Juta in 1993, and co-author of the book Labour Dispute Resolution published by Juta in 1997 and revised in 2008. She has contributed many journal articles to various publications.
Felicity is a member of the South African society for labour law, of which she a founding chairperson.
Updated: October 2015