In this keynote speech, Felicity Steadman will talk through her experience in pre-and-post apartheid South Africa as a negotiator and mediator of employment, labour/management and peace processes.
During her 30 plus year career, Felicity has led negotiations concerning a wide range of employment related issues such as maternity rights, redundancy, and pay and conditions of employment, and mediated a wide range of disputes. She has facilitated processes to build relationships between warring parties on issues from gun control to racial discrimination and prejudice. She has worked in leading mediation and peacebuilding organisations, and has trained mediators and negotiators internationally including for the International Labour Organisation.
Felicity is now based in the UK and divides her time between working as a negotiator, mediator, and trainer, working with individuals and organisations around the world. Her company, Conflict Dynamics, in South Africa works to delivers change in conflict management and dispute resolution within South Africa. She is also a board member for CEDR and senior CEDR negotiation trainer and mediator.