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Des Squire
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  • Johannesburg
  • South Africa
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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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GABISILE MATHUBA replied to Des Squire's discussion Have you registered as a freelance facilitator yet? in the group Freelance Facilitators
"My name is Gabisile Mathuba,  cell no 0833655141 email gcthoshe@gmail.com Based in Gauteng I am a qualified facilitator and assessor registered with ETDP and EWSETA. I more interested in ECD, project management, electrical, computer etc."
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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
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Des Squire replied to Des Squire's discussion How are we communicating? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Thank you Kate for the kind words. Like you, I too sometimes feel like throwing in the towel. Thankfully the instances you refer to are few and far between but do happen. social media is intended for sharing of opinions and discussing a variety of…"
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Kate Sani replied to Des Squire's discussion How are we communicating? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Des, thank you for this. I agree 2000% that this platform is undeniably a vital and un-replaceable one. Of the many platforms/blogs I subscribe to (which are many) the Skills Universe is one of my favourites. Members openness and sharing and the…"
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Susan Scholtz replied to Des Squire's discussion How are we communicating? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"I agree with Dave. The fact that I don't always comment, is being busy with work or improving my own capabilities. Sometimes I only open my mails late at night, or a few days lapses. I find the posts and articles very informative and sometimes…"
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siphiwe Tshuma replied to Des Squire's discussion How are we communicating? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Thanks Lynell"
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At 13:07 on October 19, 2016, Ester Olivier said…

extension of scope to assess :

At 11:25 on October 19, 2016, Ester Olivier said…

Dear Des

I am so confused by now, as I am battling to get my scope renewed by INSETA just because I don't have a qualification higher than my certificate in Insurance and even though I have authentic proof of 30 years in the Insurance Industry and various written confirmations that I am a subject matter expert from various accredited training providers and individuals. So I am forced to only facilitate cannot assess anymore..... I have given up.....do you have a suggestion?

At 14:26 on October 14, 2016, Ester Olivier said…

Dear Des

Dear Des

I am so confused by now, as I am battling to get my scope renewed by INSETA just because I don't have a qualification higher than my certificate in Insurance and even though I have authentic proof of 30 years in the Insurance Industry and various written confirmations that I am a subject matter expert from various accredited training providers and individuals. So I am forced to only facilitate cannot assess anymore..... I have given up.....

At 16:30 on May 26, 2016, Zukiswa Baqwa-Mdletye said…
I am teaching mathematics from grade 9-12 in a high school
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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
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Well done on your new association - from skills-universe team

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