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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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Des Squire replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Are employers allowing legal representation for employees in retrenchment consultations? in the group Industrial and Employment Relations
"As long as the employer is following procedure in terms of retrenchment for operational reasons the employees may or may not have representation, yes they are entitled to it if they so wish but in my experience few do in fact take this option. If…"
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Des Squire replied to Renee' McGibbon's discussion Freelance Facilitators, Assessors and Moderators wanted in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi Renee - I can assist. I am registered to 2016. Please drop me a mail with more information as to why you require these services. Is this for accreditation purposes or for actual work. On receipt of this information I will be happy to let you have…"
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Des Squire commented on Des Squire's blog post Understanding Moderation
"Hi Sharon That I would say is not acceptable for a variety of reasons. Most importantly is that moderation follows assessment and cannot be conducted prior to assessment. Something amiss here and definitely grounds for complaint and appeal."
Sep 19
SHARON FLYNN commented on Des Squire's blog post Understanding Moderation
"Hi, can you give me some clarification how does this fit into moderation? Provider sends their internal moderator as a surprise visit to a workshop, asks the facilitator to leave the class and questions the learners about the performance, delivering…"
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Des Squire commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Hi Sylvia, Many thanks for participating and for the very apt comment. For the benefit of those who appear to have misunderstood or misread I would like to say I support the on-going development and promotion of women in the workplace. In…"
Sep 18
Pierre Wepener commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"I just would to like to comment shortly on the input made by Sylvia being; ..."So I suggest to you that it is not women who should be progressing as you suggest, but rather men who should be asking themselves whether they can deal with women…"
Sep 18

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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 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!

Susan

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
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Thanks for the Acronyms :)
At 5:38pm on November 08, 2011, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Best wishes for a wonderful birthday

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