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 where I have lived ever since. 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 and supervisory related issues.
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
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?
Conversations with life – a guide to an effective life style
Managing the disciplinary process
Apply Innovative thinking
A brief outline of any of the manuals will be sent on request together with an extract if required.
Multiple copies and/or reproduction rights can be discussed with me. Manuals can be customised to include your company logo etc
Should you have a need for specific articles, assistance with newsletters etc please contact me directly.
"100% Ian - its time to take heads oout of the clouds and to see reality.
What about the band of unemployed youth who have taken advantag of learnerships as a means of generating a monthly income. What about the training providers who are charging…"
"Too little too late I fear. Why should employers take any further part in the skills development initiative when they were left out in the cold originally and had their hard earned levies misused and stolen. Currently the levies are not being…"
An excellent contribution Des, I like the following words: a voluntary association - for good - in a democracy. It occurs to me that our Constitution is also a source for referral. My understanding of what is intended under our Constitution is that we have a "democratic and open society". (Preamble) and see also s18 freedom of association. Then look at the structures under the Skills Development Act: e.g. the National Skills Authority - s6(3)(c), which are seen as civic organisations. So interesting in terms of whether civil society is "political". I would say we are not political but do have "development" interests.
we can go on and on but we wont change the way how they apply the SETAs, l think as private institutions we need to send a strong statement to the government as to speed-up the process, above all l think it is unfair what our SETAs do
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...