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
"To the best of my knowledge there are no prescribe minimum standards for SDF registration and no minimum requirements have been set in any of the current regulations.
Moves are afoot to change this via the association of SDF's. "
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
"Thank you all for participating in this discussion.
Unfortunately there have been very few members of Skills Universe willing to share ideas and suggestions related to the questions posed.
For this reason I feel it is unnecessary to try to put…"
"Thank you Hannes for the very interesting feedback.
The impression I get from reading the abstracts is that so many people appear to be on their "own little bandwagon" to the detriment of the learners and beneficiaries of RPL. The…"
"The lesson we must all strive to carry forward is as Nelson Mandela taught us:
"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if the can learn to hate,…"
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
"I totally agree with your statement. As reading the information provided by Hannes, one gets a better view of the costing fluctuations for RPL. I dont specifically work with RPL, but to conduct an RPL for QCTO qualifications VS normal Business…"
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...