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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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Employment Equity Amendments 2014 - what impact will they have?

Employment Equity Amendments 2014Recent changes to the Employment Equity act will have an impact on many employers in some way or other. The main changes seem to indicate that discrimination against women is the main target particularly when it comes to issues of equal pay for equal work.In terms of section 6 (1) of the act employers must eliminate any unfair discrimination by removing and eliminating any differences in terms and conditions of employment including the remuneration of employees…See More
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Des Squire liked Hannes Nel's discussion Is a holistic approach to RPL the answer?
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Des Squire replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Is a holistic approach to RPL the answer? in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi Heather - you could try Professor Andries Claassens His e-mail is andries.claassens@aurecongroup.com"
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Ryno Strydom and Des Squire are now friends
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Des Squire replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Training Layoff Scheme - who's failing who? in the group Industrial and Employment Relations
" What more can I add to what Gill has said. I love Nicolene's idea also. In response to your question it is the minister and the SETA's who are failing. Like so many plans and good intentions - there is no follow through."
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Des Squire replied to Ryno Strydom's discussion Urgently looking for Freelance Services SETA assessor and Moderator in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi Ryno, Do you need an assessor and moderator for accreditation purposes or for actual work in this area????"
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Des Squire replied to Lynel Farrell's discussion If you had to choose between SETAs and QCTO ..............
"Hi all, greetings from Lusaka - busy with some training here till next week. Personally I feel that while contact with the SETAS in general leaves much to be desired I find that many of the problems we try to clarify and sort out should not be…"
Aug 21

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Des Squire replied to Keegen Chetty's discussion Naming and Shaming So-called SDF's
"I am quite sure that as an employee of one of the SETAS he is not allowed to freelance as and SDF. You should therefore report him to the SETA. This is one of the reasons the SETAS are in such a shocking state - employees are moonlighting instead of…"
Aug 19
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Aug 18
Victoria Siphiwe Mamvura-Gava replied to Des Squire's discussion What is the role of the managment representative in a workplace forum?
"All members are deemed equal and the manager should not pull rank, as you rightly say everyone should be clear what their role is on the workplace committees is. It therefore calls for proper induction onto the committee for all members including…"
Aug 16

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What is the role of the managment representative in a workplace forum?

Many members of workplace committees have no idea what's expected of them. They have been elected as members of the committee or have simply been appointed by management and their role and responsibilities are totally unclear! For meeting to be effective they need to be planned and conducted in accordance with the plan and the predetermined agenda. For this reason it is important that everyone involved is clear on what their role in the meeting is and what the associated responsibilities for…See More
Aug 15

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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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