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
Following a recent Labour Court case involving Solidarity and the Minister of safety and security the issue of target as opposed to quotas in Employment Equity was highlighted. Judgement was handed down as recent as January 26th 2016.The case had reference to the SAPS employment equity plans for the period 2010 to 2014 which Solidarity felt amounted to (in relation to the gender and racial targets) nothing more than quotas.The crux of the matter under consideration was whether or not the SAPS…See More
If possible can you maybe drop me an Email with regards to your Manuals as mentioned. I think it will be quite handy to me. My mail address is email@example.com. I am an assessor, Moderator and are busy doing facilitation. So If you…"
Hi Des, I have a question with regards to the structure of a PoE. Can a PoE be considered as complete without formative and summative tasks.Can a Knowledge Questionnaire be sufficient as Summative assessment?