I was born in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Following my Primary Education I entered a religious order to complete my Intermediate and Leaving Certificates while at the same time training to be a teacher.
My studies included Child Psychology, Philosophy, Theology and Teaching Methods under the guidance of a Master Educator.
In 1978 I got married and immigrated to South Africa. I spent the greater part of my career in the life assurance industry until my retrenchment in 1998.
I have a small training and consultancy business called "AMSI and Associates cc" specialising in ODETDP, Management/Supervisory/Disciplinary interventions as well as training for skills development and EE committee members .
I am qualified and registered as an SDF, Assessor, Moderator, Facilitator, Course Developer and Verifier with various SETAS.
I write on a variety of issues and have developed self study and training manuals on topics such as HIV/AIDS, Corporate Governance, Ethics, Management, supervisory HR and IR related issues. (Contact me for more information)
I am a member of the Ethics Institute of SA (MS 499/2010) and an ‘Affiliate’ Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
SOME SELF STUDY MANUALS WRITTEN BY DES SQUIRE
Life, Love, relationships and HIV/AIDS
A handbook for managers
Managing the Disciplinary process
HIV/AIDS – It’s your problem too
Everyone’s guide to HIV and Aids
HIV and Aids in the workplace
The Way forward – a guide to life and the world of work
School is over – what now? (a handbook for school leavers)
Conversations with life – a guide to an effective life style
Apply Innovative thinking
Should you have a need for specific articles, assistance with newsletters etc please contact me directly.
I am available as a consultant on ODETD related issues, EE and Skills Development Forum establishment and training or for public speaking engagements. I consult and train on a variety of topics and issues for clients in the mining, retail, hotel, technology and engineering industries
"I go back to my original questions which were
How do you or your company approach this issue?
What demographics do you use?
Where do you source your information on demographics - particularly regional demographics?
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How many course developers have qualified to "assess learning…"
that as a result of apartheid and other discriminatory laws and practices, there are disparities in employment, occupation and income within the national labour market; and
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Failure to consider regional demographics will result in training simply as a tick-box exercise, and not to add value. Strategic business needs have to be…"
The EE Act 55 of 1998 requires designated employers to submit an EE Plan. This plan is intended to outline progression towards bringing about equity in the workplace. Included in this plan is a section that indicates the representation of designated groups (black, coloured, indian and white employees) at all occupational levels. But in order to do this employers are required to make use of the relevant demographics of the country.The problem of course is (1) where do we find the most up to date…See More
Hi Des, I have a question with regards to the structure of a PoE. Can a PoE be considered as complete without formative and summative tasks.Can a Knowledge Questionnaire be sufficient as Summative assessment?