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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"Hi Des, I was away at a PhD workshop so apologies for the delay in replying. I note a few comments about "thin Ice" - I would add yes thin ice - and with global warming.
I support those who commented that this is generic good…"
"hi all. you might like to refer to the article I have just seen in The Star workplace with the title - "More women working but still at a distinct disadvantage" But please also tell me why in terms of the EE Act in relation to…"
"The top management structure in my institution are 75% women... and what competent and driven leaders they are! They are firm in their decisions, they know where they want the institution to move to and they are committed taking it there in a…"
I'm not sure who you are hanging out with, but it seems you may be out of touch with how women are developing themselves both personally and professionally. I am fortunate to be able to work as coach with a variety of women in…"
"somehow I feel you are meeting the wrong type of women. The advice you give can be equally relevant to men and I would rather look at them as pertinent advice for anyone wanting to get on in the world of work. But truly I think you have…"
"Not too sure about this one. The women who I have worked with have mostly been self-activating and driven people... most of the men I worked with simply couldn't match them. I think that many men would do well to head your advice Des... maybe…"
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...