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Last Update: 03/31/2015

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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 2015 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

2015: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2016: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec




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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Education Law Certified Best Seller
When : April 23 & 24, 2015
             Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This two-day seminar will feature the Revised Manual for Private Basic Education that took effect in February 2011 and update all participants with the new DepEd and CHED memorandum orders from January 2013 to the present as well as the new K-12 regulations. It is designed to help schools understand education law to protect themselves from torts and liabilities arising from lawsuits, and at the same time align their administrative and operating policies to existing government regulations. The lecture will discuss very important legal issues, special laws, updated cases, and solutions to problems normally encountered by schools. Whether you are planning to set up a school, maintain one, or expand its operation, this program is a must.

The course is also aimed at helping different stakeholders such as school owners, administrators, teachers, employees, students, and parents, understand and enforce their rights in a school system. The lecture and best practices examples are applicable to pre-schools, private educational institutions, and state universities.



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Best Practices in Valid Job COntracting and Subcontracting Certified Best Seller
When : April 24, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

The Center for Global Best Practices in collaboration with ITAP International --- the specialists in doing business internationally across borders and cultures – presents this special one day seminar featuring the global gold standard in cultural diversity training that will help locals and expats of different cultures:

• Manage and lead more successfully
• Communicate Better
• Negotiate more effectively
• Work harmoniously with culturally diverse teams

Applicable to expatriates and managers who work with Filipinos and global teams, embassy representatives, HR professionals, business owners and employees who deal with expats.



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Corporate Housekeeping Certified Best Seller
When : April 28 & 29, 2015
             Tuesday & Wednesday
              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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Online Marketing


When : April 29 & 30, 2015
             Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

In this 2-day seminar, you will discover how the ‘New Breed’ of Business Owners are using the latest cutting edge online marketing breakthroughs that made it Faster, Easier and Cheaper to Grow their businesses and generate more sales and profits.

Listen and learn from Jay Mclean, author of 9 best selling books, one of Asia’s renowned marketing gurus and known as an Avatar of the online world, who has helped hundreds of people grow their businesses through online marketing.



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Super Memory Program for K-12, College and Parents

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. You can even shorten your tutoring time with your children using this guaranteed effective techniques that will optimize your teaching ability. 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.

Mandaluyong Seminar Batches

EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
For K-12 Students & Parents (Total of 5 sessions)

Session 1 (Whole Day)

  • May 9, 2015
  •            Saturday
  •                 9AM to 5PM



Session 2 to 5 (Half Days)

  • May 12 to 15, 2015
  • Tuesday to Friday
  • 8AM to 12NN





For College Students (Total of 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






Enroll on or before March 30 to avail of the hourly rate of P458! Regular rate is P541/ hour. This 5-day session has a total of 24 hours. Sessions include meals, learning kit and certificate of attendance.


Alabang Seminar Batches

The Bellevue Hotel, Muntinlupa City, Philippines
For K-12 Students & Parents (Total of 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





For College Students (Total of 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






Enroll on or before March 30 to avail of the hourly rate of P412! Regular rate is P499/ hour. This 5-day session has a total of 24 hours. Sessions include meals, learning kit and certificate of attendance.

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.

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 13 & 14, 2015
             Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong 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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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.




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Corporate Governance for Banks



When : May 21, 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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Fast & Effective Change Management



When : June 9, 2015
              Tuesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Changes in policies, plans, programs and people are normally met with resistance in organizations.    This resistance is what causes friction, loss of productivity and profitability for an organization.  A leader or a manager must know how to manage this resistance to change if one were to succeed in his / her job.  Learn what they teach at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with this one-day special seminar on Best Leadership Practices for Fast and Effective Change Management featuring Dr. Phillip Ash, who led this leadership training program for senior officials and executives at the ADB.  Enroll and don’t miss this chance for this once a year visit to the Philippines! Early bird discounts are available until May 9, 2015.



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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax Planning Certified Best Seller
When : June 9, 2015
              Tuesday
              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.



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Leadership in Action Certified Best Seller
When : June 10, 2015
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This special one-day leadership program is the only one that focuses on EQ and body language as important skill set to give you an edge in dealing with all types of people in any kind of situation. 

Dr. Phillip Ash will teach you how to read people and connect with anyone quickly and easily to form trusting relationships.  Engage individuals and small groups more effectively whether you are selling your ideas, negotiating a deal, motivating your team, brainstorming, problem solving, and planning.

What was once exclusively taught in the Asian Development Bank is now available to the public for the first time.  Attend and be the first to benefit from this wonderful program.



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Leadership in Action



When : June 17, 2015
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Problem solving ability is rated highest among employers as a core competence needed for one to succeed in business and in life. Unfortunately, this vital skill is not a primary focus among many schools.

This one-day special seminar will focus on three key mutually- reinforcing skill sets required for achievement and success in modern organizations – critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving.

Learn these skills from Dr. Phillip Ash who led the trainings of officers and executives in the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He will present extensive use of case studies, videos, role plays that you will find engaging, relevant, and enjoyable. You will acquire new information and knowledge, but you will also develop new abilities and that you can put to work immediately. Master these skills for faster promotion in your organization or more growth for your business!



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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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Super Memory Program for Law Students & Lawyers


Certified Best Seller

 
Yes! there are techniques 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 effectively. 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 effective to increase your memory power by at least 100% !

Schedule for Super Memory Program for Law Students & Lawyers
1)  Manila Seminar Batch          (June 20, 27 & July 4, 2015)

EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

  • June 20, 27 & July 4, 2015
  • Saturdays
  • 8AM to 5PM





2)  Cebu Seminar Batch            (July 19 & 20, 2015)

University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines

  • July 19 & 20, 2015
  • Sunday & Monday
  • 8AM to 5PM






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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
              Tuesday & Wednesday
              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.




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An Insider's Guide on How to Excel in Law School Certified Best Seller
When : July 17, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Mandarin Plaza Hotel
              Cebu City, Philippines


Enforcing discipline is probably one of the most challenging tasks that business owners, managers and HR practitioners would come across in their enterprise. While this is an essential component of business progress and harmony, erroneous implementation and administration can make a dangerous turnaround for the company profitability and integrity. Uninformed decisions involving discipline can cost businesses enormous resources, waste time and energy in protracted labor litigation that could tarnish even company reputation.

Crafting litigation-proof and case-ready Code of Discipline is key to deter legal adventurism for workers who would want to take advantage of any loophole in the disciplinary system. This one-day seminar will educate employers, owners and business and HR managers on the best practices to prepare, establish and implement disciplinary policies that promote not just industrial harmony but ward off any temptation to sue on the part of wayward and rogue employees.

Adopting structured framework of enforcement, implementation and policy-making is the best weapon to combat weak links in any code of discipline. Learning the best practices, principles and doctrines places the company steps ahead and prepared for any challenging situation.



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

Certified Best Seller

 

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.

Schedule for How to Excel in Law School Seminar
1)  Cebu Seminar Batch          (July 18 & 19, 2015)

University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines

  • July 18 & 19, 2015
  • Saturday & Sunday
  • 8:30AM to 5:30PM





2)  Alabang Seminar Batch     (July 25 & 26, 2015)

The Bellevue Hotel Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

  • July 25 & 26, 2015
  • Saturday & Sunday
  • 8:30AM to 5:30PM





3)  Baguio Seminar Batch       (August 15 & 16, 2015)

University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City, Philippines

  • August 15 & 16, 2015
  • Saturday & Sunday
  • 8:30AM to 5:30PM







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


When : August 7, 2015
              Friday
              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 2016, equip yourself and your team with the Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans for a one-and-a-half-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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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax Planning Certified Best Seller
When : August 14, 2015
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Baguio Country Club
              Baguio 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



When : September 5, 12 & 19, 2015
              Saturdays
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

With the clamour of many civil service examinees, Robert M. Racasa, the Father of Philippine Memory Sports designed a system of memorizing the lessons professionals need to learn for them to pass or top the civil service exams. Taking this program will exponentially increase your success in this challenging civil service exam! Enroll and he will show you an easier way to handle this challenge.



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Families' Guide to Estate and Tax Planning



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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Write Right for Positive Results Certified Best Seller
When : September 18, 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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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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Procurement Law Certified Best Seller
When : October 1 & 2, 2015
              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!



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Credit Risk Ratings for Banks Certified Best Seller
When : October 7 & 8, 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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New ISBP 2013 on LC Transactions Certified Best Seller
When : October 8 & 9, 2015
              Thursday & Friday
              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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How to Collect Debt Certified Best Seller
When : November 12, 2015
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong 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.

No more delays. No costly litigation costs. Attend and register now! 




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Valid Dismissal Certified Best Seller
When : November 13, 2015
              Friday
              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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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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Bouncing Checks Certified Best Seller
When : February 5, 2016
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Baguio Country Club
              Baguio 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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Super Memory Program for Older Adults Certified Best Seller
When : March 11 & 12, 2016
              Friday & Saturday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This special program is designed to help older adults 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 already taken it, 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 for Law Students and Lawyers, How to Ace the Civil Servie Exam. Avail of the group discount for 3 or more participants. Rated 5-Star. Truly unforgettable!



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