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
3 STUDY OPTIONS AFTER SCHOOLSo what options are available to you? What are you going to do now that you have left school? The options depend on a number of factors including your results. Have you passed matric? What are the financial considerations? What are your personal interests and abilities? Assuming you have considered all the options we mentioned in the previous article you should have now arrived at a decision. Firstly, let us have a look at the study options assuming that this is…See More
"Their new address is
41 wordworth street
Telephone numbers appear to be the same. They just don't care anymore. ETDP Seta have gone from bad to worse and no one seems to be worried. I had a response today to an…"
A group enabling:SETA personnel to post discussions, notices, announcements, etc. andSDFs and skills-universe members who work with companies in the ETDP sector to communicate and share information. See More
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?
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.....