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
"Does the one not refer to psychometric testing (assessment) and the other only to competency testing (via skills development)????
Pshchometric tests must be approved by the health professionals council"
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
"We should not forget the past and must learn from it. It is past.
We must live in the present and take action in terms of what we can do today. Live in the now
The action we take today will impact on so many in the future. The…"
"I have nothing against legislation as long as it has a very clearly defined purpose and is discussed with all key role players. However once implemented the secret is enforcement. This is where most of our current legislation fails - it is…"
"As one who is always ready for a good debate and even argument I am finding it a little disturbing that the political rhetoric is creeping in to this superb initiative you have taken Hannes. What you are doing and trying to do is commendable…"
"The old story.
Put a government in charge to obtain outcomes and you probably achieve the opposite.
The SETA is particular a good example and there are many more. A Business School in the Cape offers a NQF-6 course in 2 days. …"
My experience of the SETA system from the very beginning is that is all about training and not about delivery.
How many lernerships, how many apprentices, how many numbers -- get them through the system. This is what Sylvia touches…"
The issue of SETAs is worrying. Youth unemployment rate keeps going higher. The problem with SETAs is incompetence and red tape. In some instances the people working at these institutions are not well equipped to deal with the work…"
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...