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Des Squire
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  • 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)

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

Web Site - www.amsiandassociates.co.za
Blog page - www.amsiandassociates.co.za/blog/

e-mail address - des@amsiandassociates.co.za
What companies or organisations are you with?
AMSI and ASSOCIATES cc - 082 800 9057

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Mafereka Masebe replied to Des Squire's discussion Have you registered as a freelance facilitator yet? in the group Freelance Facilitators
"Masebe Mafereka 082 734 6642 mafreka@thepub.co.za i am a qualified facilitator/assessor specializing in the area of wholesale & retail SETA i am staying in Limpopo and that is my preferred area "
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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
Sep 19

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Des Squire posted a discussion

NLRD - Are records complete and up to date?

 Some time ago (2010) Sylvia Hammond posted a discussion topic NLRD - Are providers to blame? This can be accessed by the link below. http://www.skills-universe.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2671568%3ABlogPost%3A47921&commentId=2671568%3AComment%3A48002I would now like to hear from any provider who has had problems since about 2005 onwards?Please let me have some…See More
Sep 16

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Des Squire replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion Don't Lose Out on Being QCTO Ready!!!!!
"Support and interest from the QCTO to me personally has been most encouraging. At least here someone is prepared to assist. Takes time but at least something happens. Thank you to all QCTO staff Let's give them a fair shot now that the process…"
Sep 15
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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 14
Gretal Erasmus liked Des Squire's group Freelance Facilitators
Sep 8

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Des Squire replied to Zerelde Uys's discussion Hallooooooooo ETDPSETA!!! in the group Training Service Providers
"Have you contacted Yvonne Shapiro at SAQA and/or Bruce Mohamed at the QCTO?"
Sep 8

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Des Squire replied to Zerelde Uys's discussion Hallooooooooo ETDPSETA!!! in the group Training Service Providers
"I too have been personally impacted despite having raised the issue in 2010. Nothing has happened.  I am currently in discussions with ETDP SETA, SAQA and QCTO in this regard and hope to have a resolution shortly. I have waited since June so…"
Sep 8

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Des Squire replied to Zerelde Uys's discussion Hallooooooooo ETDPSETA!!! in the group Training Service Providers
"I urge you all to search on this site under NLRD and the articles posted in 2010 by both Sylvia and myself. This problem is ongoing and no one wants to resolve it. Alternatively have a look at the article by Sylvia Hammond which I re-posted and…"
Sep 8
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Sep 7

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Des Squire commented on sylvia hammond's blog post NLRD Incomplete: Are Training Service Providers to blame?
"I have discovered that I am still not registered on the NLRD for a moderator course undertaken in 2005. Since then I have been registered with various SETAS as a constituent moderator based on verifiable proof submitted in 2005/2006. The…"
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Des Squire's Blog

Workplace diversity

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 16:36 1 Comment

A poem for Madiba

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 9:16 0 Comments

I am still here

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 15:26 5 Comments

Thought for today

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 12:41 0 Comments

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At 16:30 on May 26, 2016, Zukiswa Baqwa-Mdletye said…
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At 5:25pm on November 09, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Dear Des, it's very late in the day to wish you a happy birthday. We hope that you are having a good one & the very best for the coming year. Thank you for your valuable contribution. Regards sylvia
At 11:52am on March 17, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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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
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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
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Thanks Des more than I expected - have a great day :)
At 3:56pm on November 09, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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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
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Well done on your new association - from skills-universe team
At 7:28pm on November 09, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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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
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Happy Birthday Des.
At 5:06pm on May 03, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Thanks for the Acronyms :)

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