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
"A futile comment...what a waste.
In the meantime, SA manufacturing industry has shrank by 50% since 1994, and the mining industry has not grown at all.
Instead the DTI is pursuing this policy when the same government do not have teachers and…"
More than Seventy of South Africa’s larger companies are the first to face court action over their failure to comply with employment equity legislation. The total number to be prosecuted is 1400. The need for transformation must now be taken seriously and the Department of Labour is adamant it will happen.The Commission for Employment Equity 2014/5 report shows that transformation in EE is at a snail’s pace and that white men continued to dominate at senior management level.The new Employment…See More
"Please let us have some more information regarding your needs.
I can facilitate on all programmes as outlined but would need to know more before I send the confidential information you request. I'm sure you understand. You can also contact…"
"Hi Linda, As the new chair of APPETD perhaps you will keep the SMME - Private PROVIDERS on this site, who are not members of your organisation, advise of what is happening. Many cannot afford to be members as the fees for them are a…"
"Does the one not refer to psychometric testing (assessment) and the other only to competency testing (via skills development)????
Pshchometric tests must be approved by the health professionals council"
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...