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Last Update: 01/04/2016

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

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UPCOMING SEMINARS

2016:Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr| May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2017: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec



The Psychology of Success and Transcendence in Human Potential

When : June 30 & July 1, 2016
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


Attending this two-day seminar workshop will provide you a rare opportunity to learn how to maximize your human potential to deliver superior business results for your organization whilst enjoying the journey towards a meaningful life! The success or failure of any business or individual can be traced to the mental structures, emotional resilience, attitudes, and values within the organization or person. There can be no real success without being in the right mental and emotional state. This program will show you how to create a development plan and specific steps to enable you to achieve:

• Emotional resiliency to weather business complexities, difficult team mates, office politics, life’s ambiguities, fear, anxiety, and stress

• Mental structures that will help you recognize false beliefs and unconscious blocks to your success and happiness

• Attitudes that will enable you to live a meaningful and happy life; and energize you to work for your life’s dreams and goals

• Values that will bring you closer to true self-actualization, authentic leadership, and a rich and satisfying spiritual life

• Mental and emotional focus and clarity that will help you integrate all these and transform you to becoming an enlightened person that changes you for the better for the rest of your life!

The concepts that we will share with you are new, based on the latest psychological research studies and practices that are proven effective. It will be based on an Existential, Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology. This program will feature Robin Michael L. Velasco, who is the only person in Asia with the qualifications to teach this course.



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Board Directors' Guide for Audit CommitteesCertified Best Seller
When : July 6 & 7, 2016
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong 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.

Accountants attending this seminar will earn 6 CPD credit units as approved by PRC / Board of Accountancy.



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JCS6

When : July 15, 2016
              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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Best Practices in Performance-Based Compensation


When : July 20, 2016
               Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This one-day special seminar is an update on tax laws that provides a solutions-oriented approach to taxation of banks and other financial intermediaries with quasi-banking functions such as financing companies, investment houses, investment companies, and finance leasing companies.

This comprehensive program will feature examples and discussions on income tax, withholding taxes, gross receipt tax, documentary stamp tax, taxation of trusts and trust products, taxation of OBUs and EFCDUs, specific banking transactions and many more. Learn from one of the most recognized tax expert and practitioner of over 40 years, Atty. Nicasio C. Cabaneiro, CPA, who has reduced billions worth of tax assessments of the BIR during his stint with Bank of the Philippine Islands. At one point, he was able to reduce a single BIR tax assessment from P3 billion to P27 million pesos!

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BPMA

When : July 21 & 22, 2016
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines


This two-day intensive and highly practical Maintenance Audit seminar discusses the best practices and world-class benchmarks to give you a big picture of the long lasting impact of maintenance audit on the effectiveness of your building, plant and other facilities.

Listen and learn from expert practitioner Efren G. Manez, M.E. who is the author of the only book of its kind entitled, Facilities Maintenance Management System



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BPMA

When : July 23, 2016
              Saturday
              1:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: University of Santo Tomas
              Manila City, Philippines


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

This best practices learning initiative is in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas Law School. Registration is open to only 10 non-UST students on a first-come, first served-basis for a seminar fee of P1,380 inclusive of learning materials. Pre-registration is required.

We also offer two other best practices seminars for law students and bar reviewees:

How to Excel in Law school and
Super Memory Program for Law Students & Lawyers.



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Small Claims Court Certified Best Seller
When : August 5, 2016
              Friday
              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 P200,000 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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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : August 11, 2016
              Thursday
              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 1-day seminar that is sure to guarantee better results in your planning sessions and meetings. This is recommended for business owners, board directors, management team and planning committees.



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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans


When : August 12, 2016
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Profit and take advantage from the government’s renewed thrusts on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) by understanding the 24 different ways of structuring your PPP transactions, the relevant laws, policies, and procedures.

This one-day special seminar is fully packed with examples, case studies, best practices, and ways to “future-proof” your PPP deals. This seminar is very relevant whether you are from the private sector doing the financing, construction, development, operations and management of the PPP project or you are the public official from the National Government Agency, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation, or the Local Government Unit who is in-charge of PPP.

Register NOW, avail of the early bird savings discount and group discounts for 3 or more participants and capture these untapped PPP opportunities!



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Best Practices in Performance-Based Compensation


When : August 16 & 17, 2016
              Tuesday & Wednesday
              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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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : August 19, 2016
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

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

Accountants attending this seminar will earn 6 CPD credit units as approved by PRC / Board of Accountancy.



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COA7Certified Best Seller
When : August 26, 2016
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

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


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



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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : September 1 & 2, 2016
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

The way we speak impacts on our daily lives and the impression we create on other people. When you speak English well, you project a positive image of class, refinement, and distinction that educated members of society understand, appreciate, and identify with. When you knock, more doors of opportunities open up.

In this two-day seminar workshop, we will teach you to speak -- not with an American or British English accent -- but using the Global English standard: with correct phonology, accurate diction, proper enunciation, and precise articulation. When you have mastery of spoken English, you become a better salesperson, a better communicator as a professional and as a leader, a better public speaker, and certainly more convincing and attractive to others!




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Best Practices in Performance-Based Compensation


When : September 2, 2016
               Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

To institutionalize your risk management program and professionalize your risk management system, it is best practices to have your own risk management manual.

You may know about the topic but it is never complete without manualizing it in a document that all your people use. It costs money and fortune to have consultants do it for you. In our 1-day seminar, we will teach you the best practices on how to craft a risk management manual - THE RIGHT WAY. We'll provide you the templates, examples and some workshop to get your customized manual done in a most cost effective and efficient way. Are you a world-class organization? Not without a manual. Let our experts teach and guide you!


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Revised ISBP 2013 on LC Transactions Certified Best Seller
When : September 6 & 7, 2016
              Tuesday & Wednesday
              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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COD4 Certified Best Seller
When : September 9, 2016
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong 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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Business Guide to Partnership Contracts


When : September 15, 2016
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Partnering creates value. But the big challenge for partners is on how to really make your business partnerships to work. Do it right the first time to avoid conflicts. It starts with a thorough understanding of the Partnership Law of the Philippines so you and your partners can all be guided effectively towards creating the right professional or business partnership agreement/s between and among yourselves. In this one-day seminar, we will also provide you useful templates, best practices advise, valuable lessons on the secrets of successful business partnerships that were never really taught in business or law school!

Accountants attending this seminar will earn 6 CPD credit units as approved by PRC / Board of Accountancy.


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Best Practices in Succession Planning


When : September 16, 2016
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



Most organizations recognize the need for succession planning but unable to follow through on creating a system that will bring long-term results. In this one-day special seminar-workshop, you will learn how world-class organizations set up their Succession Planning process (SPP). You will be provided with best practices examples and specific and detailed steps of setting up an SPP that you can tailor fit to your organization. Having the right leaders in place and preparing your leadership pipeline will definitely contribute to superior business results!



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Procurement Law Certified Best Seller
When : September 29 & 30, 2016
              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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Super Memory Techniques for Executies & Professionals Certified Best Seller
When : September 29 & 30, 2016
              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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Salaries, Wages and Benefits


When : October 6, 2016
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

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



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TOP


When : October 12, 2016
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This one-day seminar will focus on taxation of (a) licensed professionals (CPA’s, doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, others) as a single practitioner and (b) taxation of those in general professional partnerships. It will comprehensively cover from the basics to more advance topics including updates, solutions and remedies to the most commonly encountered taxation problems of professionals.

Accountants attending this seminar will earn 6 CPD credit units as approved by PRC / Board of Accountancy.



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Best Practices in Facilities & Maintenance  Management


When : October 20 & 21, 2016
             Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Makati Diamond Residences
              Makati City, Philippines


This 2-day seminar is a presentation of the best practices on facilities and maintenance management that is applicable across different industries including manufacturing, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, BPOs, malls, schools, offices and multifunctional buildings, industrial parks, and complexes regardless of its type, size and existing condition and is useful to all building owners, administrators as well as building planners, engineers, and architects who would need to have a perspective on maintenance management when designing spaces and buildings. Listen and learn from internationally renowned book author on the topic, Efren G. Manez who will share with you over 40 years of best practices experiences.



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Best Practices in Family Business Governance and Crafting Family Constitutions


When : October 22, 2016
              Saturday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Makati Diamond Residences
              Makati City, Philippines

The most successful family businesses that lasted for generations have the right family governance system and a solid family constitution. Learn their best practices. It’s been proven that those family-owned companies who have crafted their family constitutions and understand the right family business governance framework are:

• Stronger and more united as a family
• Better at resolving business and personal conflicts
• More competitive compared to other family businesses
• Able to rapidly grow their businesses
• Have faster and better quality of decisions
• More effective with their board and stakeholders
• Able to preserve their family and business relations for generations

In this program, we will also teach you the best practices on how to create family councils, address family assemblies, and resolve issues among family business members. Whether you are the founder, business owner, director, family business member, executive or non-executive next generation shareholder, or non-management extended relative stakeholder, this seminar workshop will surely set you in the right course towards a long-lasting business and a harmonious relationship among stakeholders.



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Board Directors' Guide for Audit CommitteesCertified Best Seller
When : October 27 & 28, 2016
              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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Best Practices in Implementing Effective Internal Control


When : October 28, 2016
               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.


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Corporate Governance


When : November 10, 2016
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This special one-day corporate governance program is designed to address two important Issues:

1) To provide capacity building for board directors by presenting to them the global best practices in board effectiveness drawn from the most updated global research of the largest accounting firm in the world – PriceWaterhouse Coopers -- to be presented by former PWC Chairperson Judith V. Lopez.

2) To comply with SEC-mandated requirement for all board directors of public and publicly-listed firms to attend a corporate governance seminar of an accredited training provider in order for them to be eligible for election or re-election in the board.
Board chairpersons, vice-chairpersons and directors from all types of corporations and everyone who wants to be an effective board director or officer are welcome to attend.



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Best Practices Guide to Valid Dismissal Certified Best Seller
When : November 17, 2016
              Thursday
              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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Best Practices in Corporate Housekeeping


When : November 24, 2016
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Learn the best practices approaches on how to deal fairly and squarely in handling tax audits and assessments of the Bureau of Customs. This special seminar will teach you your rights as an importer and help you by providing you with administrative, judicial, procedural, and substantive remedies on issues of customs tax and duties. This unique program is packed with valuable information including how to craft letters to challenge the valuation imposed by the BOC, contest undervaluation, claim for overpayment of taxes and many more!

We will share with you real stories, updates, and decided cases from the Court of Tax Appeals and the Supreme Court.



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Write Right for Positive Results Certified Best Seller
When : December 7, 2016
              Wednesday
              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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Labor Law 2017


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

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines



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

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



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New Year Tax Updates & Remedies


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

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines



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



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Families Guide to Estate and Tax Planning


When : February 16, 2017
              Thursday
              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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Best Practices in Performance-Based Compensation


When : February 22 & 23, 2017
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

In this two-day special seminar, you will learn how successful global firms implement a performance-based compensation system that rewards the right behaviors and outputs. You will also learn how they link PMS to the organizational strategies, directions and values to ensure that all employees are moving towards attaining of the company’s objectives. Discover how to develop subsystems that support and strengthen the PMS and how to use performance measure calibration systems, performance improvement aimed at improving poor performers, individual development plans and more! We will share with you examples of the different aspects of compensation, such as basic pay, variable pay, short term bonuses, and long term incentive plans.

Most importantly, we will provide you different alternative strategies for each one of these compensation elements that you can customize to your organization’s compensation system to better enhance your PMS.



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Developing & Leading High-Performance Teams


When : February 28, 2017
             Tuesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



When management invests in the training of groups to become highly effective teams, organizations reap the advantage of better operational performance and higher profitability for the business. We invite you to this one-day world-class seminar workshop which includes case studies, videos, interactive lectures and role plays to be conducted by team development expert and former Asian Development Bank training director, Dr. Phillip Ash, who will be in the Philippines for this best practices program!



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Best Practices for Managers of Managers


When : March 1 & 2, 2017
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



Many managers succeed in managing a team. However, when they are given a bigger role managing several teams or groups at the same time, they miserably fail. This best practices seminar is designed to address and solve this specific difficulty of your managers in preparing them for bigger roles in your organization. Listen and learn from Dr. Phillip Ash who was the training director at ADB and has helped hundreds of managers perform at their peak with the special knowledge and skills they acquire in this “Manager of Managers’ program



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Expats' Guide to Managing People in The Philippines


When : March 14, 2017
              Tuesday
              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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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : March 16, 2017
              Thursday
              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, problem solving and decision making.

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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Best Practices Guide on Contract Law for Non-Lawyers


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

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

Where: Makati Diamond Residences
              Makati City, Philippines

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

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




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How to Set Up an Internal Audit Sytem


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

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

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

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



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

Where: Laguna Garden Cafe
              Cebu City, Philippines

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

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

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

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



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BPMA

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

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines


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




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Wills and Trusts


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

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



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

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



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

A Best Practices Pre-Law Program for Future Lawyers

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

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

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



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

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

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

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



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2019 MCLE Program







The Center for Global Best Practices is launching its “2019 MCLE Program”. This is a unique 4-day program offering 36 MCLE credit units in fulfillment of the April 2019 compliance deadline for lawyers. In this series of seminars, we bring together the most seasoned and sought-after lecturers in the country. Unlike the usual run-of-the-mill MCLE-accredited programs, this is uniquely packed with special and interesting topics.