William (Bill) Thomson

William Thomson holds qualifications in the Humanities and Law. He is an attorney and has been a Senior Commissioner at the CCMA as well as a panellist with Public and Private Sector Bargaining Councils and Accredited Private Dispute Resolution Agencies for over fifteen years, before that he was a director, mediator and arbitrator with the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa (IMSSA).

William is an Internationally Accredited Mediator (CEDR) and he teaches courses on Negotiation, Mediation and Labour Dispute Resolution and Prevention at a number of South African Universities. He also facilitates Collective Bargaining processes and Negotiation and Mediation training at the International Training Centre (ITCILO) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and for the ILO. William is a UCT Graduate School of Business and Internationally Accredited Coach, and he is also a research associate in the Faculty of Law at UCT.  

William is a SETA accredited Trainer, Assessor and Materials Developer. He has over twenty years experience as a trainer and facilitator, originally having received training in the ‘Training for Learning’ methodology during his time at the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa (IMSSA) in the 1990’s.

William facilitates courses on Negotiation, Collective Bargaining, Mediation and Labour Dispute Prevention at a number of South African Universities at certificate and at postgraduate level and he also facilitates training for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) at their International Training Centre (ITCILO) in Turin and in other countries.