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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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Xolile Hans commented on Des Squire's blog post Workplace diversity
"Thank You Des for this post as it becomes crucial when one needs additional information pertaining to such discussions in workshops. Most companies need to focus on Workplace Diversity more now than before as South African challenges…"
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Workplace diversity

Workplace diversity is a reality in South Africa. This cannot be denied and is reflected in the demographic make-up of the population and of the workforce. In terms of employment equity and the requirements of the EE Act issues related to diversity in the workplace must be addressed. Managing diversity is defined as "planning and implementing organisational systems and practices to manage people so that the potential advantages of diversity are maximised while its potential disadvantages are…See More
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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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HIV and AIDS discussion group

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
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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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Workplace diversity

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I am still here

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At 16:30 on May 26, 2016, Zukiswa Baqwa-Mdletye said…
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At 5:25pm on November 09, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Dear Des, it's very late in the day to wish you a happy birthday. We hope that you are having a good one & the very best for the coming year. Thank you for your valuable contribution. Regards sylvia
At 11:52am on March 17, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
At 10:45am on November 09, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Best wishes Des for a really great day and a wonderful year. Thank you for your enormous contribution to our community - we value you very highly. Warm regards from sylvia & the skills-universe team
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 5:06pm on May 03, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Des Squire a gift
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Thanks for the Acronyms :)

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