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
"Sadly, I am in agreement. I think it is time to think out of the box again. When evaluating one's position using System's Thinking approach, there comes that critical question whether you are in a closed system or an open system....because…"
"I don't think we want the SETAs to be closed down, as the article hints. All we want is for them is to provide us with a professional service.
Secondly, adult learners need to accept responsibility for their own learning and careers. They…"
"For as long as government alienates the Private Service Provider in favour of TVETs which do not have systems and processes in place to deal with what Private Service Providers were and are currently providing the market place, then yes downward we…"
"Hi Des. Unfortunately, very sad but true. We have always trained, before Setas, unit standards, etc. and we believe in continuing in training young people. The Setas and their red tape fit into our training, we are not trying to fit into the…"
"Good day Des. I read the attached article and totally agree with what was said there. I find this two tier training thing everywhere. Let us train to satisfy the system and then train to educate and get to the real needs.
I have attached a newspaper article by Jim Freeman that appeared in the Star Workplace on Wednesday July the 1st.I found Jims opinions and comments to be very pertinent and the discussion between him an Suzanne Hattingh to be very much to the point.I would love you to read the attached and to let me have some comment from you. What was of particular interest to me was the comment by Suzanne relating to workplace training - "You now have a two level system of workplace training. There is…See More
"One of the big problems her is that SETAS are not equipped to verify student assessments (POE.s etc) if the training is conducted on line.
If providers deliver on line learning then assessment would need to be off line to suit the current…"
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...