Des Squire
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  • South Africa

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Some food for thought

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wilma de Villiers Sep 5. 2 Replies

Unit standard requiremetns - are they met?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Des Squire Aug 24. 14 Replies

Employment Equity report 2014/15

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wessel PIETERS Jul 31. 1 Reply


Welcome, Des Squire!

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Tell us about what you do
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)

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

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What companies or organisations are you with?
AMSI and ASSOCIATES cc - 082 800 9057

Latest Activity

Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is an objectivist or constructivist approach to distance learning better? in the group Training Service Providers
"I would imaging that since we are dealing with adult learners there would be a need for a flexible approach depending on each individual group. Adult needs require both a constructive and objective approach and response from individuals will differ.…"

Des Squire replied to Marie Smith's discussion Implications of new trend? in the group Accreditation Processes
"It's simply a matter of honesty and ethics and there is something unethical about this. Should be reported. The sooner we get rid of such individuals as providers the better."

Des Squire replied to Debra Bekker's discussion The ASDFSA - reasons to be a member
"Hi Sylvia, That is one question I would like to see Gill Connellan respond to. I believe the new qualification for SDF's will be an academic qualification same as say the ODETD???"

Des Squire replied to Madivan van der Merwe's discussion Market Research in the group Training Service Providers
"Yes there is still a place for training providers - and yes they will survive despite the efforts of some. There are two things that need to happen - the fly by nights need to be weeded out and companies must go back to doing what they did…"
Candace Ann Moodley and Des Squire are now friends

Des Squire replied to David H. Swartz's discussion Delay of registration
"Hi Bev With Service SETA your ID is your assessor number but you should get a letter titled - "Constituent assessor and moderator registration" - good luck"
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Freelance Facilitators

A group for Qualified and Experienced facilitators who are available for freelance work. Register your contact details and province in order to be contacted by providers who might have a need.See More

Des Squire replied to Debra Bekker's discussion The ASDFSA - reasons to be a member
"Who on earth could have made such a ruling - the appointment of an SDF is up to each individual company. To now start making new rules in terms of who may or may not claim the designation of SDF is very unfair to so many people who have already…"
Candace Ann Moodley liked Des Squire's group HIV and AIDS discussion group

Des Squire replied to Melanie Harvard's discussion SSETA uploads and delays
"Make sure you copy the minister also at -"
Sep 30

Des Squire and Megan Brooks are now friends
Sep 29
Profile IconDuduzileZwane, Jeanine Topping and 2 other members joined Des Squire's group

Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices

This is a group for anyone involved in Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices (ODETD) in any capacity. The association is built on the pillars of Integrity, Trust and Transparency. There are no fees involved and you are invited to join now. This is your association as a member of the Skills Universe. This is an opportunity to raise your voice related to Skills issues and to have the support of like minded people.Please only add discussion topics or reply to…See More
Sep 29

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At 11:52am on March 17, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Thanks Des - that is most helpful - have a great day - sylvia
At 10:45am on November 09, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Best wishes Des for a really great day and a wonderful year. Thank you for your enormous contribution to our community - we value you very highly. Warm regards from sylvia & the skills-universe team
At 8:56am on February 07, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Thanks Des more than I expected - have a great day :)
At 3:56pm on November 09, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Happy birthday Des - all the very best wishes for a really great day and a year that is successful in the way that you would want - from sylvia Alan and the skills-universe team
At 1:04pm on October 23, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Well done on your new association - from skills-universe team
At 7:28pm on November 09, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Happy birthday Des and best wishes for a wonderful year from the skills-universe team
At 7:53am on November 09, 2012, Jared Shippel gave Des Squire a gift
Happy Birthday Des.
At 9:40 on August 18, 2012, Susan Gouws said…

Hello Des, thanks for the invite; I hope we are going to have lovely and lively discussions!


At 18:18 on May 8, 2012, Mohau Ngalo said…
Hi Des
I'm a registered Sasseta assessor and facilitator, currently working as a freelancer. I need help about pricing. So which method is best, price per hour or per credit and how much? One of the assessor I know charge R1300 a day. At the moment the is a company that need my services but we don't agree about moola. Please help...
At 15:44 on May 8, 2012, Robyn Hendrikz (nee High) said…

Hope you're well Des!

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