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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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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…"
13 hours ago
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…"
21 hours ago
sylvia hammond commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"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…"
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Pierre Wepener commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Well, more traditional philosophy has proven over years of experiment to yet be contested, and that is; "If you see them anywhere outside of the kitchen, shorten the chain..." ;-)"
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Des Squire commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"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…"
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Pieter Staal commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Des, way off the mark with this one. Your advice should be applied to all who want to get ahead. Thin ice!!"
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Steve Short commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Hmmmm... the comments by Christine, Judy and Millie cement my view.  Methinks you are going to get a pasting for this one Des :-) "
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Christine Maritz commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"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…"
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Judy Janse van Rensburg commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"Dear Des, 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…"
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MillieRasekoala commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"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…"
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Steve Short commented on Des Squire's blog post Women in business and personal development
"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…"
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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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