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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


How to Collect Debt without a Lawyer Using the Small Calims Court

Certified Best Seller



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.

Legazpi Run:

When :
January 9, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Hotel St. Ellis
              Legazpi City, Philippines


Baguio Run:

When :
January 30, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Baguio Country Club,
              Baguio City, Philippines


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How to Collect Debt without a Lawyer Using the Small Calims Court 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 Techniques for Peak Performance


When : January 15 & 16, 2015
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This special two-day seminar for banks and other financial institutions will help you master not only the Internal Rating Based (IRB) methodology for credit risk assessment but effectively implement the credit risk management system and practices under Circular 855 which the BSP prescribed effective November 19, 2014. More importantly, our expert will provide guidance and practical insights on how to apply internal credit ratings using quantitative tools in estimating expected credit losses and discriminating among borrowers and credit facilities for purposes of risk based pricing, loan loss provisioning, and internal capital allocation. We will also provide you with an integrated portfolio management framework that you can use for client target marketing and steering the bank’s credit risk-reward profile.



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Super Memory Techniques for Peak Performance


When : January 16, 2015
              Thursday
              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 2013 BIR issuances upto December 2014. 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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Super Memory Techniques for Peak Performance Certified Best Seller
When : January 21 & 22, 2015
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Good news! A poor memory can be greatly improved. Boost your memory power and learn in this two-day special program designed by the Father of Philippine Memory Sports, Robert Racasa. He will be your trainer who served as the same coach that produced 2 Filipino International Grandmasters of Memory and made the Philippines number 1 in Asia as overall champion in International Memory Championship for 2013.

He will teach you the best practices to memorize better and faster in enabling you to remember facts, concepts, to do lists, presentation, names and faces, vital company information, events, and what you read, hear and see with tried and tested learning tools and proven techniques that will boost your overall memory performance and life-time learning efficiency leading to greater success and productivity. Limited to 50 seats. Pre-registration required.



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Best Practices in Financial Processes and Controls Certified Best Seller
When : January 22 & 23, 2015
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Some businesses don’t have financial controllers; others do but don’t have a clue or a complete idea about how the controllership function works, while many overlap this vital function with their CFOs.

When the controllership function is used properly, it can have the greatest company-wide impact that can boost the profitability of any business. Every business should know how this function really works.

There is no school for controllership. This is the only best practices program geared to help current and future financial controllers to mold them in their right role to maximize their potential and create real value for the benefit of their business organization.

Whether you are an aspiring accountant who wants to move up to the next level, a controller who aspires to be the best, a CFO who wants to make his controllers more effective, or the board director and senior decision-maker in management who wants to wear the controller’s hat, this program is guaranteed to be extremely useful.

This program is CPE Accredited.



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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax Planning Certified Best Seller
When : January 31, 2015
              Saturday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Baguio Country Club
              Baguio 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.



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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax Planning

When : February 2, 2015
              Monday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: University of San Carlos
              Cebu, Philippines



Yes! there is a technique to memorize the law and the codals – which is the bible of all law students and lawyers. Super memory champion and trainer Robert M. Racasa who is also known as the Father of Philippine Memory Sports will share with you the best practices, secrets, and proven ways on how to memorize everything you need to study in law school. With this revolutionary method he designed, it is now easier to memorize all those voluminous materials you need to study in law school. When you can memorize easier and faster, you can now aim at topping the bar exams! Proven to be effective and is now mandatory to incoming law students and fourth year students of the largest law school in Cebu -- University of San Carlos.



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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax Planning Certified Best Seller
When : February 12 & 13, 2015
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Procurement does not start with the preparation of the Annual Procurement Plan and ends with the issuance of the Notice of Award. Unfortunately, for a lot of procurement practitioners, procurement is viewed as a singular, compartmentalized process by itself. This view can be observed among many LGUs preparing procurement documents almost as an after- thought. This mentality has led to a lot of poorly conceptualized and poorly executed procurement activities which in some instances, resulted to suspension and even dismissal from government service of those involved.

An excellent procurement system recognizes the vital linkage between Planning, Budgeting and Procurement. This two-day best practices module is the only training of its kind that combines the various and diverse activities and the coordination of different offices of the LGUs including the Planning and Development Office, Budget Office, and BAC with its secretariat into one seamless whole. The seminar-workshop’s objective is to ensure LGUs are truly effective in getting approval for their budget plans and procurement requirements successfully. For the private sector, understanding the right process can be very useful so they may know how their products and services may be included as part of the LGU budget for procurement.



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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax Planning Certified Best Seller
When : February 13, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This one-day solution-oriented program is designed to help business owners, HR practitioners, lawyers, and laymen craft a working HR policy, code of discipline, and employment contract that is aligned with existing Philippine labor laws. Learn from the experts the special clauses that you must incorporate in your contract both for rank-and-file employees and high-level executives. Know the latest Supreme Court rulings on employment and other best practices including labor contracting. Attend this program for a strike-proof, trouble-free working environment.



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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax Planning Certified Best Seller
When : February 20, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

In this special tax planning program, you will learn the trade secrets on how you can save millions on income tax, value-added tax, withholding tax, donor's tax, documentary stamp tax, and all other relevant taxes in all your real estate transactions. Gain valuable insights, creative ways, and best practices in implementing effective tax minimization strategies. Learn about updates and new regulations from our featured lecturer and book author of 23 taxation books Danilo A. Duncano. Pre-registered and pre-paid participants in this seminar will get a complimentary copy of his Real Property Transactions Handbook.



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Super Memory Techniques for Peak Performance


When : February 26, 2015
             Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

The is one-day corporate governance program for bank directors covers the fundamental concepts, systems and best practices aligned with BSP Circular 749 (2012) and related regulations and consistent with BIS principles for enhancing corporate governance in banks and other BSIs. The emphasis is the discussion of the framework and practical guidelines of sound corporate governance and risk management highlighting the Board and Senior Management practices, enterprise risk management and internal control oversight structure, policies and strategies and promoting good governance performance for financial institutions. Attending this one-day program is a pre-requisite for those who intend to be elected in the board or renewing their appointment as a director of a bank and/ or quasi-banks.



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Write Right for Results


When : February 27, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

No second chance for a first impression—this holds true for writing in business. Your income is assured if your corporate letters, memos, and reports are written professionally!

Expand your business writing skills in this highly interactive and motivational workshop. Learn and re-learn current best practices in writing the routine one-memo, the persuasive proposal, and the make-or-break letter to produce the best results.

You will have a firsthand glimpse at writing samples (including make-or-break proposals) that produced results in the most difficult of situations. We will share real and current examples and effective strategies for top corporate leaders and professionals. Topics include bottom-line clarity, conciseness, directness to the point, plus sensitivity to the reader. Boost your corporate image, profitability, and business growth through professional writing!



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Write Right for Results


When : March 6, 2015
              Friday
              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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Write Right for Results


When : March 12 & 13, 2015
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This special program is designed to help seniors improve their mental health and overall quality of life by providing them lifelong skills on solving forgetfulness including easily finding missing or misplaced items, daily tasks of taking medicines on time which may be fatal if not taken on time or overdose because they took it more out of forgetting that they have taken it already, remembering important appointments, navigating towards the right directions, remembering names and faces of their loved ones and many more!

This two-day program will feature Robert Racasa, the Father of Memory Sports in the Philippines. He has produced 3 Filipino Grandmasters of Memory and made the Philippines rank #1 in Asia for 2013 and the defending champion in Super Memory Championships. He is a sought after trainer on Super Memory Techniques in Memorizing the Bible, Super Memory Techniques for Sales Professionals, Super Memory Programs for High School and College, Super Memory Program on How To Excel In Law School. Enrol Now to avail of the early bird and group discounts for 3 or more participants. Rated 5-Star. Truly unforgettable!



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Write Right for Results


When : March 13, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Never be a VICTIM of bouncing checks again if you are armed with the right knowledge and the laws on bouncing checks ? BP 22 and ESTAFA. Learn how to prevent uncollectible bouncing checks, fight back abusive and recalcitrant debtors, and collect effectively with proven effective collection strategies via legal and extra-legal ways.

Nearly 50% of bouncing checks lawsuits filed in the office of the prosecutor or collection cases filed in trial courts are dismissed due to legal technicalities and because many prosecution lawyers are not aware of the special penal laws that are never really fully discussed in law schools. Our experts will teach you everything you need to know in this one-day comprehensive seminar that can save you so much money on lawyers? fees, potential losses, and unquantifiable inconveniences and headaches.



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Best Practices in Valid Job COntracting and Subcontracting Certified Best Seller
When : April 16, 2015
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This one-day solution-oriented program is designed to help business owners, HR practitioners, lawyers, and laymen craft a working HR policy, code of discipline, and employment contract that is aligned with existing Philippine labor laws. Learn from the experts the special clauses that you must incorporate in your contract both for rank-and-file employees and high-level executives. Know the latest Supreme Court rulings on employment and other best practices including labor contracting. Attend this program for a strike-proof, trouble-free working environment.



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Best Practices in Valid Job COntracting and Subcontracting Certified Best Seller
When : April 17, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Pursuant to Republic Act 7166 and COMELEC Resolution 9476 strictly mandating all election candidates and political parties -- would-be winners and losers -- in the 2016 election exercise are required to submit their Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures. There are 11 forms. The winners who will not submit this requirement correctly will not be allowed to assume their elective post with perpetual disqualification from running in the next election exercise for a second offense. Monetary fines will also be imposed. The same rule applies to losers in this election.

This 1-day election best practices seminar will guide and help you in the correct preparation of your Statement of Election Contribution and Expenditures. We will also feature the definitive guide to Campaign Finance Regulations with focus on the limits of allowable and disallowable expenses on all types of election ads and paraphernalia as well as tax matters a candidate must know to avoid costly mistakes. Attend this one-time seminar and do it the right time the first time!



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Super Memory Program for Elementary, High School and College Certified Best Seller




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 Elementary & High School (5 sessions):
Session 1 (Whole day) : May 9, 2015 (Thursday, 9AM to 5PM)
Session 2 to 5 (Half Days): May 12 to 15, 2015 (Tuesday to Friday, 8AM to 12NN)


This is applicable for students (Grade 4 to 12).

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

Schedule of Super Memory Program for College (5 sessions):
Session 1 (Whole day) : May 6, 2015 (Wednesday, 9AM to 5PM)
Session 2 to 5 (Half Days): May 12 to 15, 2015 (Tuesday to Friday, 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 P450! Regular rate is P520/ 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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Incoterms: Revised International Rules in the Interpretation of Trade Terms Certified Best Seller
When : May 7 & 8, 2015
              Thursday & Friday
              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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Incoterms: Revised International Rules in the Interpretation of Trade Terms Certified Best Seller
When : May 8, 2015
              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
• Acquisition 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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Competitive Intelligence & Business Wargaming Certified Best Seller
When : May 12 & 13, 2015
             Tuesday & Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

Foreknowledge of vital market information can give you maximum business advantage. This course is designed to sharpen business executives’ capabilities to make accurate and effective decision through competitive intelligence (CI) practices. It is a practical and hands-on workshop that will enable participants to learn CI skills through exercises, tools, and case studies that will guide them in understanding, developing, and effectively using CI within their organization. This program is designed to:

    • OUTWIT, OUTMANEUVER and OUTPERFORM the competition using superior intelligence processes
    • ENHANCE business intelligence management skills
    • IDENTIFY & REDUCE risks in decision-making processes
    • IMPROVE strategic planning & decision-making capability
    • CONVERT information into business intelligence
    • INCREASE awareness of strategic moves within one’s industry
    • CREATE an early warning system to alert you about developing threats or opportunities



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Competitive Intelligence & Business Wargaming


When : March 19 & 20, 2015 
             Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

If you are a bank stockholder, director, CFO, corporate planner or portfolio risk manager, you need to have an in-depth understanding of capital optimization methodologies to achieve enterprise-wide risk-return efficiency and maximize added value for shareholders. In this two-day seminar, participants will learn value-based capital allocation framework, bank-wide performance metrics and robust portfolio management tools using economic approaches which reconciles with regulatory capital requirements and aligns with the bank’s business objectives, strategy and risk appetite. Plus, we’ll teach you stress testing and scenario analysis practices for better business performance.



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Incoterms: Revised International Rules in the Interpretation of Trade Terms Certified Best Seller
When : May 19 & 20, 2015
              Tuesday & Wednesday
              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.

This program is CPE Accredited.



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Super Memory Program for Elementary, High School and College Certified Best Seller




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 Elementary & 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 students (Grade 4 to 12).

Click here for detailed Super Memory for Elementary & 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 P370! Regular rate is P410/ 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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How to REALLY Read Financial Statements Certified Best Seller
When : June 18 & 19, 2015
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

In this two-day program, our experts will teach you how to read, analyze and interpret the numbers when you are faced with financial statements such as the balance sheet, income statement and cashflow statements. You will learn how to get realistic insights on the auditors report and footnotes to financial statements. We will teach use how to use financial ratios the right way.

If you understand the language of business, you will be able to answer how healthy is your business and how do you make strategic decisions based on financial statements? You will be able to ask smart questions in board meetings and give sensible insights when dealing with your management. This easy to understand program is designed for non-financial decision-makers who wants to sharpen their finance essentials.



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Filipinos Guide in Handling Expatriates and Foreigners Certified Best Seller
When : June 19, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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 in Business and Diplomatic Protocol Certified Best Seller
When : June 26, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

THE BENEFIT: Protocol, the universal language of correct behavior for effective diplomacy, can enhance the competitiveness of the global executive in the 21st century borderless economy. Mastering the practice of protocol in business and everyday life is essential in any situation whether one is negotiating, marketing, dealing with people of different cultures, meeting with foreign dignitaries, or simply chatting with one's in-laws.

A MUST FOR EVERYONE! 



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Board Directors' Guide for Audit CommitteesCertified Best Seller
When : July 9 & 10, 2015
              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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Board Directors' Guide for Audit Committees Certified Best Seller
When : July 14 & 15, 2015
              Saturday & Sunday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Makati Shangri-La Hotel
              Makati City, Philippines

A crucial part of a board’s effectiveness is to fully understand the function of its audit committee whose chairmanship is normally assigned to a board director. If you are a board chairperson, director, member of top management, CFO, auditor, accountant, or if you advise audit committees, this program will greatly help you understand what audit committees do and don’t do.

This 2-day comprehensive seminar is a very useful guide with practical applications on how to craft a working program and agenda for audit committees that will make it easier for all to relate better with the board and have a constructive relationship with management. Free templates and valuable best practices materials and references will be given to participants that can simplify everyone’s work and save precious time in institutionalizing the setting up or improving the effectiveness of the audit committee.

This unique program is a one-time event with pre-registration required. Avail of the early bird and group discounts.

This program is CPE Accredited.



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

When : August 5 & 6, 2015
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where:Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



In compliance with BSP’s MORB Guidelines on ICAAP, we’re offering this two- day seminar to support banks capacity-building initiatives to address this regulatory issue.

We will provide you a complete checklist of what you need to perform an ICAAP, explain step by step how to establish a risk appetite statement, help you understand the bank’s risk bearing capacity and techniques on how conduct a reliable and comprehensive assessment of capital requirements to sufficiently support all the material risks, taking into account your strategic/ business plans. You will be guided on the process of assessing and mapping the entire spectrum of risks, formulating a regulatory and economic capital forecast commensurate to exposures across all business lines, and establishing a capital stock buffer that will ensure sufficient availability of economic capital at all times.



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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax PlanningCertified Best Seller
When : September 17 & 18, 2015
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Fortify your first line of defense against labor cases. Make sure that your HR forms, notices and contracts are aligned with the updated labor laws. One of the best ways you can simplify your HR work is to have ready-made templates that you can use from pre-hiring forms to employment contracts and notices that you can use in addressing all types of labor-related issues.

Attend and learn the best practices on how to craft trouble-free and judgment-proof HR forms featuring over 100 templates for your easy reference!



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New ISBP 2013 on LC Transactions Certified Best Seller
When : September 24 & 25, 2015
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Bankers, Importers & Exporters, insurers, transporters and other users and preparers of the Letters of Credits (LC) must know what are the standards for shipping documentation under the new ISBP 2013 that is now in effect starting June 1, 2013. Lawyers too must know the Rules on LC compliance defined in the Uniform Customs & Practice for Documentary Credits (UCP 600) with the supporting explanations and clarifications that is contained in the new ISBP so that if there are discrepancies in the documents, they can defend their clients in litigation cases resulting in non-payment under the LC.

The new ISBP 2013 is the checklist of best practices worldwide for checking and preparing LC documents under the UCP 600 – the universally used and accepted rules on letters of credit crafted by International Chamber of Commerce. Attend this rare program in the Philippines as we fly in Singapore-based international trade training expert Victor Tan. Master ISBP 2013 & UCP 600 to avoid costly mistakes in your LC transactions.



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New ISBP 2013 on LC Transactions Certified Best Seller
When : November 17 & 18, 2015
              Tuesday & Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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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New ISBP 2013 on LC Transactions Certified Best Seller
When : November 20, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Model International Sale Contract is the latest time-saving tool for traders, business people and lawyers involved in important import/ export- and sales transactions. Succinct and practical, they are fair and balanced for all parties by clearly presenting comprehensive sets of rights and obligations. This one-day seminar will provide you with contract templates aligned with the rules on international trade. We will walk you through with the explanations on why they are needed for smooth and trouble-free transactions. This is recommended for those who are in the sale of manufactured goods but can serve as an example to work on for other types of products as well. We’re flying in ICC Czech Republic’s trade expert Pavel Andrle.



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