Des Squire
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  • Johannesburg
  • South Africa

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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

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Pierre Wepener replied to Des Squire's discussion Xenophobia - Can diversity result in unity?
"Let me just add, that this whole debate or let's call it opportunities, were resolved by all parties during Friday and in specific Sylvia adequately, but at 3 a.m on Saturday morning, you suddenly developed the desperate urge to wake up the…"
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Pierre Wepener replied to Des Squire's discussion Xenophobia - Can diversity result in unity?
"Reviewing all inputs to topics and posts can serve as a constructive platform from where cognizant arguments can be elevated. This might deter erroneous, poignant and parochial suppositions in the absence of any assumptions concluded. Your stance…"
Victoria Siphiwe Mamvura-Gava replied to Des Squire's discussion Xenophobia - Can diversity result in unity?
"Nothing factual that only Africans are illegal foreigners in SA?  The assumption that no non Africans are illegal in SA committing crimes and monopolizing opportunities is ill-conceived. Probably a chance for the well-read contributor to do a…"
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Claudia Nicholl replied to Des Squire's discussion Xenophobia - Can diversity result in unity?
"Thank you Des. This is what I tried to say yesterday :-), but my language skills let me down."
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"Great wisdom from Lao Tzu"
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Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion Xenophobia - Can diversity result in unity?
"Each and every individual I believe must   Accept there is diversity all around us and strive to cultivate communication in this diverse society with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures We need to listen more carefully and try…"

Des Squire liked Madivan van der Merwe's discussion DO YOU HAVE A RESULTS-FOCUSED WORKPLACE?

Des Squire replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Should we separate academic and referenced discussions from casual discussions?
"Hi Sylvia Looking at it from that point of view I think making use of the blogs as an academic area makes sense. Articles and so on of an academic nature would be more based on fact rather than opinion. Discussion topics posted in the forum…"

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We must change our own attitudes before trying to bring about change in others

Des Squire replied to Celeste Jacobs's discussion Portfolio of Evidence.
"Normally what the learner or potential learner is asking is "when compiling a POE and conducting assessment of a learner will we be able to assess (let's say) a unit standard programme from a specific seta. In other words they need to…"

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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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