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Welcome to our website. Our organization is in the advocacy of the use of best practices as a way to enhance the global competitiveness of individuals, business organizations, and industries. Our focus for the year 2016 is to offer pioneering educational programs. We invite you to attend our wonderful seminars to help you and your company in optimizing growth and performance.

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UPCOMING SEMINARS

2017: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2018: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec



IRRPA


When : January 6, 2017
             Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


The Data Privacy Act’s Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) took effect on September 9, 2016. All government and business organizations must comply within one year. This will impact on all your transactions!

This one-day seminar will provide you a working understanding of the Data Privacy Act, its IRR, and updates on the National Privacy Commission’s latest issuances. It will also guide you on your compliance requirements for an action plan that must be clear and achievable. Don’t be left behind with costly consequences. Attend this seminar to provide you answers and solutions to navigate the challenges in complying with this new law!



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Labor Law 2017


When : January 12, 2017
             Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



This January 12, 2017 seminar will provide participants updates and remedies covering all 2016 labor-related regulations including SC rulings, DOLE issuances, SSS, Philhealth, PAG-IBIG and more to help businesses align their practices to avoid expensive mistakes. Knowledge of updated rules and decisions will help companies improve their employee policies and HR practices to get ahead in terms of labor compliance as well as take winning positions in labor disputes.

Listen and learn to HR expert practitioner and renowned author of 16 labor law books, Atty. Elvin Villanueva who will share with you his knowledge and provide you practical solutions and remedies to your most important labor concerns. Register early to avail of 10% early bird discounts and 5% group discount for 3 or more participants.



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BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance


When : January 13, 2017
             Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



This one-day seminar is to help the many large taxpayers who are having difficulty setting up, getting accreditation, and running a successful computerized accounting system (CAS) in compliance with the BIR regulation 2009-9. With the BIR setting up a special task force CSET to monitor large taxpayers, one can expect more enforcement from the tax authorities. Attending this will help you hurdle and solve your CAS headaches, issues and most importantly, prevent those dreaded BIR penalties!



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IM-Banner


When : January 17, 2017
             Tuesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines



What do you do when you or your company is suddenly hit by controversies and negative publicity especially in the age of digital media when news travel really fast?

This one-day issues management and crisis communications program will teach you the weapons and tools to deal with issues, provide you best practices ideas and policies to prevent, contain or solve bad news from spreading in the media. Whether you are in the private or government sector, it’s a must for management, business consultants, and media practitioners to learn these valuable lessons!



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New Year Tax Updates & Remedies


When : January 20, 2017
             Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



Start the year right with this one-day comprehensive program to provide you with the updates on very relevant 2016 BIR issuances. This will discuss the clear guidance on the impact of your business transactions and the solutions-oriented approaches and remedies available to taxpayers in order to legally reduce your tax liabilities which is essential in maximizing the benefits granted by law, ensuring compliance (monthly, quarterly, and annual), and minimizing and avoiding unnecessary tax exposures, assessments and penalties from the taxing authority.



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TLT


When : January 20 & 21, 2017
              Friday & Saturday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: De La Salle University
              Rufino Campus
              BGC, Taguig, Philippines

Legal educators RELOADED! This two-day faculty development program aims to present new law professors with best practices in teaching law, and introduce experienced law professors to innovations in curriculum development and teaching methods. This is designed to improve the overall teaching performance of law educators by exposing them to learner-centered, outcome based education, an array of teaching methods, classroom management and more!

This pioneering initiative is spearheaded by the Philippine Association of Law School and the Center for Global Best Practices. Register on or before January 10 to avail of the early registration and payment discount!



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Professionalizing the Family Business the Right Way


When : February 18, 2017
              Saturday
              8:00am to 5:00pm

Where: The Avenue Plaza Hotel
              Naga City, Philippines

You are a startup success. Fine! But if you want to achieve your big ambitions and sustain the continued growth of your family business, you need to professionalize it the RIGHT way. Businesses go through stages of development from new venture, expansion and growth stage, then comes professionalization. Are you ready to step up to the next level?

Whether you have a single family or multi-family business structure, this seminar will teach you the best practices, the proven ways, and successful strategies to professionalize your organization!



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An Insider's Guide on How to Excel in Law School Certified Best Seller

A Best Practices Pre-Law Program for Future Lawyers

Maximize your investment in time, money and effort when you study in law school. This pre-law program is uniquely tailored to meet the goal of surviving and excelling in law school as well as topping the bar exam thereafter. This unique course is specially designed to teach you all the proven techniques on how to really excel in class. Have a great start in law school, be ahead of the game and have a real edge by knowing the best kept secrets and study techniques of no. 1 bar topnotchers and valedictorians who will share their rich experiences on how to be the best.

This one-day seminar-workshop will showcase the best practices in digesting and analyzing complex laws and cases, memory retention, and answering the toughest recitation and exams. Also, learn what to expect in law school including how to impress terror professors, handle personal issues and deal with classmates, fraternities and sororities.

A great future awaits those who plan ahead. Don't wait until it's too late. Attend and learn from the best and the brightest.



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BarExam

When : February 19, 2017
              Sunday
              1:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: The Avenue Plaza Hotel
              Naga City, Philippines


In this half-day seminar, we will share with you a proven study system that has consistently produced bar topnotchers and increased the chances of hundreds of students to successfully hurdle the bar exams. Yes! There is a systematic way to shorten your time, lessen the stress, and increase your efficiency in studying and reviewing for the bar exam. Attend and witness this rare opportunity to learn the secret study techniques and the best practices of number 1 bar topnotcher and San Beda 2009 valedictorian Atty. Reinier Paul Yebra. Those who followed his learning methodology has all passed the bar exams while others became topnotchers!




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How to Prepare Your Bidding Documents


When : February 23 & 24, 2017
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

New bidding documents, new rules! This two-day seminar is to equip the participants with the needed knowledge not only on the preparation of the bidding documents (from the perspective of the procuring entities) but also on how to prepare a responsive bid on the part of the private sector doing business with the government.

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SALN

When : March 3, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


Don’t be a victim of graft and corruption cases filed against you due to your erroneous Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN). More than 70% of public officials and government employees do not take to heart the preparation and filing of their SALNs. You should. This has caused the freezing and forfeiture of assets of many public officials, downfall of leaders with their impeachment/ conviction and removal from office while others are in jail awaiting completion of their trial with their reputation sullied and destroyed. Many of them rely on their accountants or even secretaries to prepare it. Many are not skilled to prepare it. In this seminar, we will teach you the best practices in the preparation, defenses, and remedies of your SALN.


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Best Practices Guide on Contract Law for Non-Lawyers


When : March 16, 2017
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Many people are duped, fooled, or taken advantaged in their business or personal dealings because they drafted or signed a flawed, void or voidable contract that cannot be enforced. One of the most useful life skills we all should have is understanding contract law. Ignorance on this important subject matter can be very costly to you. Enrol in this special one-day seminar and we will teach you everything you need to know about obligations and contracts in a simplified and practical format explained in a layman's language. This unique program is designed for non-lawyers to empower them in making that perfect contract!



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Salaries, Wages and Benefits


When : March 17, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This one-day seminar is for individual and corporate taxpayers, whether for profit or non-profit, who want to learn how to properly compute for salaries, wages, and benefits to take advantage of the tax savings in the new regulations that took effect in January 2015. This learning opportunity will address both your labor and tax concerns which are the two major regulatory challenges in employee benefits administration.



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New ISBP 2013 on LC Transactions Certified Best Seller
When : March 24, 2017
               Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

On January 1, 2011, the new set of rules on INCOTERMS (shipping terms used for land, air and sea) in all international trade transactions took effect globally. Exporters and importers, traders, bankers, insurers, freight forwarders and carriers need to be aware of these changes as they will have tremendous impact on trade documentation and critical implications for their businesses, especially in the, carriage of goods between seller/buyer, export and import clearance requirements, allocation of costs between seller & buyer, cquisition of cargo insurance, assumption of risks for loss and damage.

Understanding these new rules and incorporating their use in sales contracts eliminates the uncertainties, errors and costly mistakes in the interpretations created in a trade transaction. This are for those involved in international trade transactions and for entrepreneurs and businessmen who plans to be in the import and export business.



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TOP


When : March 31, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
             Mandaluyong City, Philippines

He/ She who has mastery of the rules of parliamentary procedures, controls the outcome of meetings and deliberations. This program is designed to help the presiding officers and members of the board in committees, board and stockholder’s meeting. This is recommended for all board chairmen, directors, for all types of organizations including stock, non-stock, non-profit corporations, socio-civic organizations, cooperative, labor unions, parents-teachers associations, school boards, and more! This is also for those aspiring to become your organization’s parliamentarian.



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Code of the Philipppines


When : April 28, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

This one day seminar is to educate public officials on the salient points of the Local Government Code in order for them to be effective in their work. It is also to empower the citizenry to be active participants in their LGUs and their communities.

The topics for discussions will focus on the basic foundation and principles on Local Governance: Local Autonomy, Fiscal Autonomy, Decentralization and Democratization and how these principles are operationalized to bring about more responsive and accountable local governance.



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Best Practices in Corporate Housekeeping Certified Best Seller
When : May 11 & 12, 2017
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

The term “corporate housekeeping” refers to the multitude of services that a lawyer and a corporate secretary need to perform for a corporate entity. It is what every corporation needs to do and to know to function well. This special program teaches board directors and lawyers the knowledge and professional skills on how to be an effective corporate secretary and how to perform the functions of corporate housekeeping.

Whether you are a lawyer servicing a corporate client, a professional or a family member assigned to the board as a corporate secretary, or the board director and owner of a corporation, you must know how corporate housekeeping should be executed properly. This one-of-a-kind program is exclusively for those who want to professionalize their role as a board director, corporate secretary, and law firm servicing a corporation.




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How to Set Up an Internal Audit Sytem


When : May 17 & 18, 2017
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

When do you know it’s time to set an internal audit function for your business? The moment you start delegating key functions to people such as procurement, finance, cash disbursement, you will need internal audit to review it. It may be a department, group, a team of two or even an individual handling that internal audit activity.

This two-day special program is to help both for profit and non-profit organizations as well as private and public institutions in their capacity building to set up and maintain an internal audit department or group. A functioning and effective internal audit system will help you monitor and detect fraud, help you lower your cost, improve your risk management, and provide you a more sound corporate governance practice. Learn the best practices for better business performance.



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Board Directors' Guide for Audit CommitteesCertified Best Seller
When : May 25 & 26, 2017
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Don't leave the success of your import & export transactions to chance!

There are many pitfalls and traps in the use of the various types of letters of credit (LC) in international trade transactions. Its use as a payment instrument can be risky and can lead to financial losses when done improperly. Learn everything you need to know about how LCs work. This unique program is filled with best practices cases and samples, including topics like cost savings in LC operations that your banker will never tell you; liabilities of banks; remedies in discrepancies; as well as application of new regulations (UCP 600) in LCs.



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Super Memory Program for Students & Parents
              Cebu Seminar
When : June 3 & 4, 2017
              Saturday & Sunday

Where: Laguna Garden Cafe
              Cebu City, Philippines

              Manila Seminar
When : June 24 & 25, 2017
              Saturday & Sunday

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

Yes, your children can ace all exams, excel in school and top the class! We will teach them this amazing super memory program that produced 3 Filipino Supermemory International Grandmaster champions and made the Philippines rank number 1 in Asia in super memory competitions.

We will unravel the secrets on how to store, retain and retrieve information in a fast, effective, organized and stress-free manner. These proven and tested world-class systems will help your children get higher grades, raise academic skills and produce exemplary results in almost a fraction of the time your child used to spend studying and memorizing lessons. This means more quality time for school and for your family.



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BarExam

When : June 11, 2017
              Sunday
              1:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines


In this half-day seminar, we will share with you a proven study system that has consistently produced bar topnotchers and increased the chances of hundreds of students to successfully hurdle the bar exams. Yes! There is a systematic way to shorten your time, lessen the stress, and increase your efficiency in studying and reviewing for the bar exam. Attend and witness this rare opportunity to learn the secret study techniques and the best practices of number 1 bar topnotcher and San Beda 2009 valedictorian Atty. Reinier Paul Yebra. Those who followed his learning methodology has all passed the bar exams while others became topnotchers!




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Wills and Trusts


When : June 14, 2017
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



This one-day best practices seminar will provide you a practical guide to will-writing and creating living trusts. With wills and trusts, you control and decide who you give your assets to. These instruments are two of the most widely used tools in estate planning and inheritance giving the RIGHT WAY.

It addresses vital issues including administration and distribution of your assets, guardianships, care of your parents, your spouse or partner, your minor children, and most importantly, care for you in case of incapacity or death. When done properly, you avoid litigation costs, divisive squabbles among family members, and these can save you and your loved ones great amount of time, effort, heartaches, lawyer’s fees, and taxes! Register now and avail of the early bird and group discounts!



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An Insider's Guide on How to Excel in Law School Certified Best Seller

A Best Practices Pre-Law Program for Future Lawyers

Maximize your investment in time, money and effort when you study in law school. This pre-law program is uniquely tailored to meet the goal of surviving and excelling in law school as well as topping the bar exam thereafter. This unique course is specially designed to teach you all the proven techniques on how to really excel in class. Have a great start in law school, be ahead of the game and have a real edge by knowing the best kept secrets and study techniques of no. 1 bar topnotchers and valedictorians who will share their rich experiences on how to be the best.

This one-day seminar-workshop will showcase the best practices in digesting and analyzing complex laws and cases, memory retention, and answering the toughest recitation and exams. Also, learn what to expect in law school including how to impress terror professors, handle personal issues and deal with classmates, fraternities and sororities.

A great future awaits those who plan ahead. Don't wait until it's too late. Attend and learn from the best and the brightest.



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How to REALLY Read Your Financial Statements Certified Best Seller
When : June 21 & 22, 2017
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This two-day seminar will teach you all that including how to spot important issues and ask intelligent questions in management and board meetings. This user-friendly format will teach you to understand not only balance sheets, income and cash flow statements, but also how to interpret those footnotes and disclosures on audit reports.

You will learn how to make sense of those financial ratios and analysis to know if you have a healthy business and find out what is right, what is wrong, and fishy in the financial report.



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COA7Certified Best Seller
When : June 23, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This one-day seminar is to provide comprehensive information on how to avoid COA disallowances and best practices solutions to those who are experiencing such problems commonly encountered by Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Government and Controlled Corporations and other government entities.


This will feature the common findings of COA, recent Supreme Court Rulings, as well as remedies and defenses on cases that may be deemed as disbursements which are illegal, irregular, extravagant, unnecessary and unconscionable.



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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : July 26, 2017
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Many companies go through strategic planning sessions without a clue or a clear idea how this should be conducted -- resulting to wasteful time, effort, resources and poor planning output.

In planning for 2018, equip yourself and your team with the Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans for a 1-day seminar that is sure to guarantee better results in your planning sessions and meetings. This is recommended for business owners, board directors, management team and planning committees.



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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : August 18, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

While the local government has the power to impose tax on its constituents under its jurisdiction, it is equally important that the citizens understand its rights and remedies incase of wrongful or unjust imposition of taxes. This one-day comprehensive seminar is designed to educate both the private individuals and government officials on provisions on the LGU code and real property taxation.



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