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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Profile IconEdmore Bowora and Jean Enslin joined Des Squire's group

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
13 hours ago

Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion Temporary Employees and 2015 regulations
"Judith Griessel a labour Law Consultant at Griessel Consulting responded as follows Des, you have asked the million dollar question - and I do not think there is an easy answer (yet!). As I mentioned, it is still somewhat 'gray' what…"
15 hours ago

Lynel Farrell replied to Des Squire's discussion Temporary Employees and 2015 regulations
"Hi Des, I also want to know more (more, more, more) please - this is very interesting information.  Thank you so much for sharing this!"
18 hours ago

Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion Temporary Employees and 2015 regulations
"This to me would be covered in terms of section 198 (D)(2) as I see it as a justifiable reason why the employer might deviate as outlined. I will see further clarification however. "
18 hours ago
sylvia hammond replied to Des Squire's discussion Temporary Employees and 2015 regulations
"Thank you for this very clear exposition Des.  One question that arises for me is explained in this hypothetical example: permanent employees have provident fund and the deductions are made from their pay the company needs extra employees for…"
19 hours ago

Des Squire replied to Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax)'s discussion QCTO developments
"Why might I dare ask does everything have to be so complex and complicated. this is exactly why after 15 or 20 years nothing has been achieved or finalised.  So much could be achieved and so much money saved and put to better use if the entire…"
19 hours ago

Des Squire posted a discussion

Temporary Employees and 2015 regulations

The purpose of the amendments is to prevent employers using fixed term contracts when a position is not really temporary - to “try out” employees and if it doesn’t work out appoint someone else on the same basis or – to appoint temporary employees because they are less costly to the company in terms of benefits etc.The provisions only apply to employees earning below the threshold of R205433 per year or R17119 per month. Also excluded are employers who employ less than 10 employees or less than…See More
19 hours ago

Des Squire replied to Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax)'s discussion QCTO developments
"Here is the response from the QCTO related to registering as a QDF. Hope this assists To register as an Occupational Qualification Development Facilitator the following steps are pertinent: Identification of an Occupational Qualification to be…"
23 hours ago

Des Squire replied to Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax)'s discussion QCTO developments
"As usual you are a star. By the way I have applied to register as the AQP fro pole dancing???"

Des Squire posted an event

Assessor and/or Moderator training at Johannesburg

March 23, 2015 to March 25, 2015
Become a qualified Assessor or Moderator by attending public course to be held in Johannesburg in March or April.You may also qualify by means of distance learning or Recognition of Prior Learning.  Drop me an e-mail for further information  See More

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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
Jan 22

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At 10:45am on November 09, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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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!

At 5:06pm on May 03, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
Thanks for the Acronyms :)

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