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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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HIV and AIDS discussion group

An open forum dealing with HIV/AIDS related personal or business issues.Let's confine our activities to discussions and responses to discussions. Please do not use this group for advertising purposes. See More
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Freelance Facilitators

A group for Qualified and Experienced facilitators who are available for freelance work. Register your contact details and province in order to be contacted by providers who might have a need.See More
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Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion 14th Commission for Employment Equity - comment
"Thank you Sylvia. Hope you enjoy the Easter Break. I will be training in Abu Dhabi for the next week and will have limited access to internet. Will catch up on my return.  "
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Freelance Facilitators

A group for Qualified and Experienced facilitators who are available for freelance work. Register your contact details and province in order to be contacted by providers who might have a need.See More
Apr 17
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Apr 16
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Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices

This is a group for anyone involved in Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices (ODETD) in any capacity. The association is built on the pillars of Integrity, Trust and Transparency. There are no fees involved and you are invited to join now. This is your association as a member of the Skills Universe. This is an opportunity to raise your voice related to Skills issues and to have the support of like minded people.Please only add discussion topics or reply to…See More
Apr 15
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Freelance Facilitators

A group for Qualified and Experienced facilitators who are available for freelance work. Register your contact details and province in order to be contacted by providers who might have a need.See More
Apr 15

Expert Advisor
Des Squire replied to Norman Ntai's discussion COSATU Statement on the 14th 2013 Employment Equity Report......'Deep hole syndrome'!
"Just as a matter of interest - why does Cosatu fail to comment on 1. Provincial government top management is 100% African? 2. White females are under represented In government departments at most managerial levels? 3. White males are over…"
Apr 14
sylvia hammond replied to Des Squire's discussion 14th Commission for Employment Equity - comment
"Thank you Des for highlighting all the key points.  The writing is very clear on the wall.   I find the foreign national information interesting and I would so want to know whether they are deployments within multinationals.  If so,…"
Apr 14
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Rene Cusens and Des Squire are now friends
Apr 14

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Des Squire posted a discussion

14th Commission for Employment Equity - comment

14th Commission for Employment Equity Report Some challenges being facedThere was no buy-in from senior and top managers in embracing employment equity as part of business imperativesEE Managers assigned were mostly junior managers with no authority and the necessary resources to execute their mandateConsultative Forums were not existing or if existing were not properly constitutedLack of consultation on the preparation and development of EE Plans, including preparation of annual EE reports…See More
Apr 14

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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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