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Last Update: 8/23/2014

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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 2014 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

2014: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2015: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec


Filipinos' Guide in Handling Expatriates and Foreigners Certified Best Seller
When : September 3, 2014
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This best practices cultural training program is guaranteed to enhance your intercultural effectiveness and competences in communicating, dealing and negotiating with, as well as handling expats and foreigners effectively, whether they are your colleagues or bosses at work, clients or stakeholders in business, or partners in life or in-laws for life!



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Best Practices and Remedies to Avoid COA Disallowances Certified Best Seller
When : September 5, 2014
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:30pm

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, 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 in Strategy Execution Certified Best Seller
When : September 10, 2014
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Executives all over the world agree and research shows, that almost ninety percent of organizations are in fact unable to execute the strategies they put in place. This one-day special program on Best Practices in Strategy Execution is about converting strategy to results effectively.

Our expert will teach you in detail, the six stages of the Palladium Execution Premium Process™ (XPP), a framework developed by management gurus Drs. Bob Kaplan and Dave Norton; and recognized by Harvard Business Review Publishing as "one of the most important management ideas in the past 75 years". The XPP provides a comprehensive six stage management model designed to address one of management’s greatest challenges: how to link strategy formulation and planning, with operational execution. The model incorporates elements from the Balanced Scorecard and strategy map principles and practices. It is a practical approach that enables organizations to plan, execute, monitor, test and adapt their strategy assumptions in order to manage execution effectively.



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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax Planning Certified Best Seller
When : September 12, 2014
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

When death strikes a property or a business owner, heirs suffer. Huge estate taxes have financially wiped out many family fortunes. The best time to prepare for this is when you are still alive Outsmart the tax system legally with the right estate planning guide our experts will share with you.

Learn the secrets of tax-savvy rich families who are able to save millions of avoidable taxes with the right tax exempt and tax saving strategies in the transfer and disposition of their assets to their families and the next generation. We will teach you novel asset protection strategies, including solutions and remedies to unlock frozen assets due to unpaid taxes. Best of all, when you know the correct method of valuation of your property, you can deal fairly and squarely with the tax authorities.

This program is MCLE Accredited.



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Accelerated Management Reporting and Data Analytics Using Excel


When : September 16 & 17, 2014
              Tuesday & Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Yes! You can shrink the time you spend preparing your management reports from months to days for complex reports or from weeks to hours for simple reports with this revolutionary program using Microsoft Excel. We will teach you how to generate valuable information using data analytics you or your boss will use to make the right decisions for your business.

Enroll in this 2-day international best-selling program and solve issues and challenges including:

• Lost business opportunities from untimely submission of reports –- SOLVED!
• Extended time in completing periodic reports –- SOLVED!
• Inconsistent data and information –- SOLVED!
• Excessive staff overtime in preparing reports – SOLVED!
• Difficulty in analyzing voluminous transactions – SOLVED!

It works like magic!

Workshop requirement: Bring laptop installed with Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher version



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When : September 18 & 19, 2014
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This two-day special labor law seminar for schools is to address the clamour of many educational institutions on how to solve people issues brought about by the implementation of K to 12. It will impact on all schools in the country.

The program will cover a thorough and comprehensive discussions on the two sets of laws that govern school personnel – Education Law and the Labor Laws for Academic and Non-Academic Personnel. These are never really taught extensively in law schools. We will provide you with over 400 slides containing valuable lessons, practical advice, best practices cases and examples to help you in your school personnel management and administration.

This special lecture is applicable to all private educational institutions including pre-schools, primary, secondary, vocational, tertiary, and professional schools. The growth or survival of your school will depend upon how you address the challenges of K to 12. Attend and empower your school by learning the right answers.



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Best Practices in Effective Selling Using NLP


When : September 19, 2014
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

You want this training because it packs more value than a typical sales training seminar. Best Practices in Effective Selling Using NLP is a 1-day intensive course designed to deliver innovation in winning customers by tapping into emotions of your buyers – because most buy decisions are based on positive emotions. You enroll and we will teach you this proprietary program “GET AHEAD ULTRA SALES ADVANTAGE” HOW TO USE THE POWER OF NLP in SELLING and GET AMAZING RESULTS! After you enroll in this seminar-workshop, you can:

             • Learn persuasion methods to sell your “brand” through the senses (Visual-Auditory-                Kinesthetic) and emotions of the customer.
             • Use “hidden commands” and lead the customer to buy.
             • Create compelling stories to connect your customer with the specific brand feature/s, and                  determine which brand feature/s triggers the buy decision.
             • Develop rapport with the customer – every time, and use rapport to close the sale.
             • Learn to “Steal the sale” from your brand competitor even after the customer has made a                   decision.



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When : September 26, 2014
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

When you or your boss are called or invited to a Senate investigation to testify as a witness or as a resource person, what must you do, how do you behave or answer the questions properly without getting into trouble?

Many are humiliated or scandalized in these public and televised hearings while others including their organizations are incriminated unnecessarily in a legal bind. We don’t want this to happen to you or your organization.

With this 1-day special seminar, Atty. Rodolfo Noel Quimbo, Director-General of the Blue Ribbon Committee, will provide you a thorough understanding of the New Rules of Procedure Governing Inquiries in Aid of Legislation. Arm yourselves with the right knowledge and be prepared always by learning the rules and understanding your rights. We will share with you practical insights and advice when you are called to a Senate investigation. Register now and avail of the early bird discounts and group discounts for 3 or more participants.



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Best Practices Guide to Valid Dismissal Certified Best Seller
When : October 1, 2014
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Firing an employee incorrectly can be a very costly action that can lead to lawsuits and consequent payments of back wages, separation pay, moral and exemplary damages among others that may be awarded by the Courts to the illegally dismissed worker. Before you fire anyone, learn everything you need to know about termination laws.

This one-day special seminar is a complete guide to what HR practitioners, lawyers, and business owners must know about valid dismissal. We will teach you the substantive and procedural due process on just cause for termination, the latest Supreme Court rulings, and solutions-oriented approaches to downsizing your workforce without getting into trouble. Register and learn from the experts!



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What You Must Know About Procurement Law and Its IRR Certified Best Seller
When : October 2 & 3, 2014
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Majority of cases filed in the Ombudsman and in the trial courts are those against public officials and their accomplices in the private sector – suppliers, contractors, and consultants – who are accountable for violation of the Government Procurement Reform Law (RA 9184) and it’s IRR.

Stay out of trouble by learning everything you must know to comply with the procurement law from bidding rules and procedures for the procurement of infrastructure, goods and consulting services, the BAC, Contract Implementation, Protest Mechanism and other remedies, decided cases on protest, contract termination and settlement, understanding common problem areas and many more!

This is recommended for government officials in the national government agencies, LGUs and GOCCs as well as the business sector – suppliers, contractors and consultants and would be players -- who want to participate and do business with the biggest client of them all worth billions – the Government. Attend and master the procurement law!

This program is MCLE Accredited.



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Best Security and Safety Practices for Business Owners, Top Executives & High Net-worth Individuals


When : October 11, 2014
              Saturday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


The more successful, wealthier or more popular you are, the more you attract attention. You and your family become a target of bad publicity and criminals. Many become victims of kidnapping, extortion, scams, theft, robbery, public exposures vs paparazzi and many more. Prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones by attending our one-day Best Security and Safety Practices for Business Owners, Top Executives and High Net-Worth Individuals and Their Families.

With the clamour of many of you who want this topic, our organization has partnered with global firm – Kroll - an international technology-enabled intelligence organization renowned and highly respected in the field of investigative work, security and wealth protection. They have a strong presence the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. We’re flying in the expert to bring you this world-class program featuring Niall Archibald, Associate Director for the Asia Security Risk Management practice of Kroll. Investing one Saturday with us with your family can make a difference in staying safe all the time!



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Management of Tax Risks for Banks and Other Financial Institutions


When : October 17, 2014
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Many banks and financing companies create and offer new financial products without seeing its tax impact which can expose them to all types of transactional, operational, compliance, financial accounting risks as well as portfolio risks, management and reputational risks.

This 1-day seminar is a specialized tax risks management program designed for the benefit of all kinds of banks including universal/ commercial banks, foreign currency deposit units (FCDU), offshore banking units (OBUs), thrift banks, cooperative banks and rural banks. While the major focus will be for them, it will also cater to other financing institutions including financing companies, investment houses, pawnshops, money changers/ foreign exchange dealers, lending investors and securities brokers and dealers. This program is also applicable to those who want to put up these types of businesses. This is a unique program not taught in any school.

Listen and learn from banking expert and tax practitioner Atty. Nicasio Cabaneiro. He was the VP and Head of the Legal Services Division, Tax Planning Division, general counsel of BPI spanning a career of over 25 years on various positions in this bank from 1982 to 2007.



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Mastering the Use of LC for Import and Export Certified Best Seller
When : October 21 & 22, 2014
              Tuesday & Wednesday
              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.

In the light of the "Recent Financial Crisis", some exporters and importers deliberately include discrepancies in their LC documentation to renegotiate the terms and prices of the trade transactions to the disadvantage of the other party. Don’t be FOOLED. Don’t be a VICTIM. Learn the pitfalls, tricks, and traps in LC operations and transactions. Attend and master the use of LC for import and export.



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Best Practices in Financial Processes and Controls Certified Best Seller
When : October 24, 2014
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Fake financial transactions, embezzlements, fraud and theft are some of the most rampant and leading causes of losses & business failures due to weak and ineffective internal controls. Don’t let any of these happen to your organization.

Attend this 1-day seminar and learn best practices in how to design and implement controls that will safeguard your assets, enhance integrity of financial reports, and protect you from business operational risks. Discussions will include best practices framework on financial processes and controls, operational policies, and business examples.

This program is CPE Accredited.



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Refresher Course on English Certified Best Seller
When : October 29 & 30, 2014
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

As we advance in age, we tend to have lapses in our rules of grammar and English skills. This special event is a comprehensive English program designed to help participants refresh their memory and resharpen their skills to master English once again. This is guaranteed to bring back that zing whether you are composing a letter, editing a document, or making a speech for young and old alike. Banish the senior moment! Rated 5-Star for all audiences!



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Revised ICC Rules on Bank Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit Certified Best Seller
When : November 18 & 19, 2014
              Tuesday & Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

If you are involved in negotiations and transactions in PPP investment projects, international trade (Import & Export), and project finance structures, it’s a must that you understand the use of Bank Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit (SBLC as differentiated from LC).

Listen to the official interpretation from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on how to apply the revised rules on guarantee and standby letter of credit practice with focus on practical usage of these instruments, new definitions and many examples to highlight right practices vs. contentious errors and common pitfalls to avoid. We will provide you with a step-by-step approach to let you understand everything with clarity and precision. You will learn about the main differences between standbys and guarantees and how to implement and interpret these ICC rules in your everyday business transactions.

This two-day comprehensive program will feature the Uniform Rules for Forfaiting 800, Uniform Rules on Bank Payment Obligations & Uniform Rules on Demand Guarantees 758 which is adopted globally by all countries that you will need to learn for your business transactions. Attend and we will give you best practices advice, present you with solutions, and provide you a comprehensive checklist of drafting recommendations and ready-to-use model forms for maximum learning.



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Planning Scheduling & Monitoring Project Implementation Certified Best Seller
When : November 19 & 20, 2014
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

You will have more time, greater productivity, and stress-free year if you know how to plan, schedule and monitor your projects more effectively. Learn all these cutting-edge and world-class system in a simplified format from project management guru Dr. Ken Smith who will be in the Philippines to teach you the internationally-recognized best practices techniques for planning and scheduling your projects using the Critical Path Method and best practices for monitoring and managing your projects with the Earned Value Method. Gaining the skills and knowledge on these will give you a superior advantage over your peers who are using the traditional project management methods. Attendees who will pre-register and pre-pay will get a free software toolkit containing a compilation of “Best Practices” Tools and Techniques for Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation with 83 easy-to-use and practical templates for your benefit!



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How to Joint Venture Legally with LGUs and GOCCs border=


When : November 27, 2014
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Laguna Garden Cafe
              Ayala Center Cebu
              Cebu City, Philippines

Joint Ventures (JVs) is increasingly becoming popular as a faster and easier approach towards implementing infrastructure and development projects at the national and local government levels. To accelerate more economic growth, the National Economic and Development Authority released the 2013 revised JV Guidelines applicable for Local Government Units, government-owned and -controlled corporations, government instrumentalities, government financial institutions, and state universities and colleges.

In this one-day seminar, the definition of a JV, requirements, procedures for selecting partners, opportunities and challenges, and examples of existing and prospective JV projects such as water, reclamation, public markets, bus terminals, land development, government centers, power, transport, and more shall be discussed. Participants will get soft copies of templates of actual and proposed JV ordinances.



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Planning Scheduling & Monitoring Project Implementation Certified Best Seller
When : January 10, 2015
              Saturday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Hotel St. Ellis
              Legazpi City, Philippines

Good news! Collection cases may now be won fast and efficiently without even needing a lawyer!

When you need to collect less than P100,000 against non-paying debtors, all you have to do is to file your cases in the small claims court. You can have a speedy trial with your case heard and resolved in one day with the judge’s final, executory, and non-appealable decision.

Never be a victim of abusive debtors again. Empower yourself and attend this one-day seminar workshop where we will teach you how to fill up the forms, file your collection lawsuit, and be your own lawyer to argue and successfully win your cases in court.



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Super Memory Program for High School and College







You won’t maximize learning if you cannot memorize well. With this revolutionary super memory program, your child can ace any exam and top the class in high school or college in an amazingly easy way. Maximizing your child’s brain potential is the best gift you can give them for a lifetime of productivity, success and happiness.

This 5-session seminar workshop will feature Robert Racasa, the Father of Memory Sports who has made the Philippines rank number 1 in Asia in Super Memory Championships. His proven world-class supermemory techniques have produced three Filipino memory grandmasters under his coaching and guidance.

Schedule of Super Memory Program for High School (5 sessions):
Session 1 (Whole day) : May 23, 2015 (Saturday, 9AM to 5PM)
Session 2 to 5 (Half Days): May 25 to 28, 2015 (Monday to Thursday, 8AM to 12NN)


This is applicable for those entering high school and are current high school students.

Click here for detailed Super Memory for High School flyer and course outline
Click here to enroll

Schedule of Super Memory Program for College (5 sessions):
Session 1 (Whole day) : May 22, 2015 (Friday, 9AM to 5PM)
Session 2 to 5 (Half Days): May 25 to 28, 2015 (Monday to Thursday, 1:30PM to 5:30PM)


This is applicable for those entering college and are current college students.

Click here for detailed Super Memory for College flyer and course outline
Click here to enroll

Note: Adults accompanying students are also allowed to enroll with the same fee but are not allowed to participate in class recitations. Certificates, learning kit and meals are included.

Enroll on or before March 30 to avail of the hourly rate of P350! Regular rate is P400/ hour. This 5-day session has a total of 24 hours. Sessions include meals, learning kit and certificate of attendance.

One-time run. Limited seats only.

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Planning Scheduling & Monitoring Project Implementation Certified Best Seller
When : July 25 & 26, 2015
              Saturday & Sunday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: The Bellevue Hotel Alabang
              Muntinlupa City, Philippines

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. 

The two-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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