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Last Update: 07/28/2021

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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 2021 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 TRAINING PROGRAMS

2020: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2021: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec




The Law and IRR of FIST Act

When : July 30, 2021
              Friday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo




Take advantage of the new Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer (FIST) Act signed into law on February 16, 2021. This law provides the mechanism, incentives and privileges for banks and all other financial institutions to solve their problems and dispose non-performing assets.

For individuals, businesses, and foreign investors, learn how you can set up a FIST Corporation to buy assets at bargain prices with additional tax exemptions and fee privileges.

For lawyers, accountants, and business consultants, this can be a service you can add to your practice.

This 3-hour webinar will also cover the implementing rules and regulations that took effect on March 29, 2021. It is applicable to all private banks and GFIs, all other financial institutions, financing and lending companies, pawnshops, non-stock savings and loan associations, non- bank credit card issuers, insurance companies, asset management firms, SPVs who wish to renew their investment houses, microfinance NGOs, covered GOCCs, lawyers and accountants. Enrollment is open to the general public.

This program is SEC-accredited.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Awareness Training and Updates on AMLA

When : August 2 & 3, 2021
              Monday & Tuesday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo




This pioneering two-session AMLA awareness program is to cater to the mandatory training and compliance of all covered persons and institutions:

All insurance, pre-need, reinsurance companies, mutual benefit associations, trusts for charitable uses, HMOs and other covered persons (agents, brokers, etc.) and institutions regulated by Insurance Commission who are required to implement detailed policies, procedures and training that will prevent money laundering and terrorism financing. AMLC also recently included all Real Estate Brokers and Developers as well as Offshore Gaming Operators and their service providers that are supervised, accredited or regulated by PAGCOR) and other Appropriate Government Agencies.

It is to update those on the recently revised IRR of 2021. Non-compliance can be very costly for you and your organization -- jailtime, forfeiture of assets and P1 million per violation! Enroll!

This program is SEC-accredited.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Financial & Operational Budgeting


When : August 18 & 19, 2021
              Wednesday & Thursday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

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Budgeting plays a very critical role in the Planning-Budgeting-Strategy Execution cycle.

This two-session webinar will teach you the necessary skills on how to apply budgeting tools, techniques and approaches in different business situations. It will walk you through the entire budget process so you can build your realistic MASTER BUDGET covering operational budget, cash budget, financial budget, and capital expenditure budget linked to your Strategic Plan!

Attend this training and learn budgeting best practices!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.

                                                                                                     See Full Details | Registration Form


TRILOGY of Best Business Practices Programs:

• Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Effective Action Plans
Best Practices in Strategy Execution

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Executive Briefing on Cybersecurity Competency Framework

When : August 26, 2021
              Thursday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo




There are mandated laws, compliance regulations, and penalties when the leadership and management fail to provide cybersecurity measures to its organization. This three-hour executive briefing will feature the best practices competency framework and international standards on cybersecurity governance and management.

Attend to protect your organization from cybercrimes and effectively navigate your business in the digital age. This training is SEC-accredited for corporate governance and is applicable both for the private enterprises and government institutions.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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The New Bidding Documents








           Bidding Documents for Procurement of Goods :
          
Friday, August 27, 2021 * 1:30pm to 4:45pm
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           Bidding Documents for Procurement of Infrastructure:
          
Thursday, October 14, 2021 * 1:30pm to 4:45pm
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New documents, NEW RULES!

There are new sets of bidding documents required by the government for use in the procurement of goods and infrastructure. Its release by GPPB took effect on October 6, 2020

This 3.5-hour online training aims to guide participants and enhance their skills in the preparation of the new Philippine bidding documents (6TH EDITION). This training is applicable whether you are the procuring entity or the prospective bidder from the private sector.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.

                                                                                                     See Registration Form


Here are more procurement law topics you may find useful to attend:

• The Law and IRR for Procurement of Goods
The Law and IRR for Procurement of Infrastructure
• The Law and IRR for Procurement of Consulting Services
• Best Practices Guide to Prepare New Bid Forms and Templates for Consulting Services

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Effective Customer Service in the New Normal

When : September 1 & 2, 2021
              Wednesday & Thursday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo




The COVID 19 pandemic resulted to disruptions in organizations that now dictates a new approach to deliver effective customer service.

Many frontliners are ill-equipped to provide quality customer service in this new normal. Do not let poor service interactions result to lost business opportunities and customer fallouts. Retool, recalibrate, and retrain your people with the right skills to effectively engage your clients onsite (in-person) and online!

This training via Zoom will feature master trainer Herbert Sancianco who is the author of the best-selling book, "Creating Great Customer Service".

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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The Law and IRR of the Safe Spaces Act


When : September 3, 2021
              Friday
              1:30pm to 4:30pm

via     zoom logo


This 3-hour gender and development (GAD) compliance training is to guide all private organizations in updating its workplace policies and government institutions (national government agencies, government instrumentalities, GOCCs, government financial institutions, SUCs, and local government units) in aligning and mainstreaming its mandatory GAD Code with the new law and its implementing rules and regulations that took effect on March 15, 2020.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.

The Center for Global Best Practices is Civil Service Commission accredited training provider. Government employees and officials attending any of its training shall earn points for their career advancement.


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How to Prepare Your Privacy Impact Assessment

When : September 8 & 9, 2021
              Wednesday & Thursday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo




In your organization’s compliance journey to be fully compliant to the Data Privacy Law, key people within your organization need to prepare a privacy impact assessment. This is the missing link to prepare your data privacy manual. This training will teach attendees the best practices on everything they need to know to accomplish the task of creating a privacy impact assessment. Attend and avoid those costly penalties!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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Compliance and Interpretation of the CREATE Law and Its IRR


When : September 10, 2021
              Friday
              1:30pm to 5:00pm

via     zoom logo


Now that the BIR has finally released the compliance guidelines of the CREATE Law based on a series of BIR memo circulars starting April 2021, it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty of understanding the fine print. Enroll and learn from one of the country’s top tax experts -- former BIR Commissioner Joel Tan-Torres -- as he clearly explains the benefits of the law and the proper interpretation of the implementing rules and regulations.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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Complete Staff Work



Six-Session webinar
via
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           Day 1:   Wednesday, September 15, 2021 * 1:30PM –  4:30PM
           Day 2:   Thursday,     September 16, 2021 * 1:30PM –  4:30PM
           Day 3:   Friday,          September 17, 2021 * 1:30PM –  4:30PM
           Day 4:   Monday,       September 20, 2021 * 1:30PM –  4:30PM
           Day 5:   Tuesday,      September 21, 2021 * 1:30PM –  4:30PM
           Day 6:   Wednesday, September 22, 2021 * 1:30PM –  4:30PM
                                              

The doctrine of Complete Staff Work (CSW) is a doctrine of any well-run office. CSW is a principle of management which states that subordinates are responsible for submitting written recommendations to superiors in such a manner that the superior need do nothing further in the process than review the submitted document and indicate approval or disapproval.

CSW was popularized by former President Fidel Valdez Ramos and institutionalized by succeeding Philippine presidents to strengthen the standards of CSW to ensure efficient and effective delivery of crucial government programs. This online training is applicable to all organizations in the private sector and government institutions. Attend Now!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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The Law and IRR for Procurement of Infrastructure


When : September 22, 23 & 24, 2021
              Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo


This three-session webinar will provide a comprehensive discussion of the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the Procurement Law aligning it with the signed July 17, 2017 Executive Order 34 by President Rodrigo Duterte on simplifying certain processes and procedures to make it faster and efficient for the National Government Agencies, LGU’s and GOCCs to procure civil works or infrastructure projects.

For public officials, avoid getting into trouble due to violation and ignorance of these changes in the procurement law IRR. For the private sector, avoid disqualification due to non-compliance! Register EARLY to ensure slot availability!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


                                                                                                     See Full Details | Registration Form

Here are more procurement law topics you may find useful to attend:

• The Law and IRR for Procurement of Consulting Services
• The Law and IRR for Procurement of Goods
Bidding Documents for Procurement of Goods
Bidding Documents for Procurement of Infrastructure
• Best Practices Guide to Prepare New Bid Forms and Templates for Consulting Services
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Business Planning


When : Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1, 2021
              Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
              1:30pm to 4:30pm

via     zoom logo



The Department of Budget and Management (DBM), under the Manual on the Setting Up and Operation of LEEs issued in 2016, requires all LGUs to have a comprehensive business plan when creating and operating LGU-created local economic enterprises (LEEs). Many are not yet compliant and this will impact on an LGUs performance metrics.

Attend this webinar to help your LGU to comply with the indicator for policy-based budgeting in the Public Financial Management Assessment Tool (PFMAT) promulgated by the DBM. Non compliance will impact on the release of your budget. This training will help your LGU's LEE in preparing a business plan to effectively manage and ensure its profitability.

This three half-day webinar program is open to the general public and is highly recommended for all heads and staff of LEEs, local chief executives, members of the local legislative council, LGU administrators as well as LGU department heads and employees of planning, budgeting, accounting, treasury, administration, and human resource departments!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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 -Way Issues


When : October 6, 2021
              Wednesday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo



The delay in obtaining the right-of-way (ROW) access is one of the major problems to complete the implementation of the government’s Build, Build, Build programs and investors’ infrastructure projects.

The aim of this pioneering half-day webinar is to address and resolve ROW issues faced by implementing government agencies, local and international funding institutions, LGUs, GOCCs, PPP partners, affected land owners, infrastructure contractors and others in the public and private sector. Yes, you can expedite the resolution of your ROW problems by attending this program!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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How to Really Read Financial Statements for Electric Cooperatives



Four-Session webinar
via
zoom logo


           8:00am to 12:00nn * Thursday, Friday, Monday & Tuesday, October 7, 8, 11 & 12, 2021

The accounting and financial reporting practices of electric cooperatives (ECs) are unique, highly specialized, and not commonly taught in schools. Understanding these peculiarities are not only necessary but also critical for the management and governance of ECs. This capacity-building training on how to read and interpret financial statements is for board directors, the management officers, and professionals (accountants, engineers, lawyers) involved in ECs.

This four half-day session online training is open to the general public. Enroll!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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Best Practices in Detecting Fake Certificates of Land Titles


When : October 15, 2021
              Friday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo



Don’t be a victim of fake titles! This practical program is designed for buyers, developers, financiers of properties and other players and stakeholders involved in real estate transactions. With the rampant proliferation of fake titles, it’s essential that you know how to identify fake and spurious land titles! This training is not taught in any school. Enroll!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service


When : October 21 & 22, 2021
              Thursday & Friday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo



The Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service covers all employees and officials in government service, regardless of status of employment, except for presidential appointees and elective officials. This training empowers the citizenry and provides the disciplining authorities in government with the tools and weapons in dealing with situations that calls for the filing of administrative cases against erring and abusive public servants. Knowing the rules is also helpful to those who need to defend themselves against unfair complaints and accusations.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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Best Practices in Strategy Execution


When : October 28, 2021
              Thursday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

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

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

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



                                                                                                     See Full Details | Registration Form


TRILOGY of Best Business Practices Programs:

• Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Effective Action Plans
Best Practices in Financial & Operational Budgeting

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Roles, Responsibilities and Liabilities of Borad Directors


When : November 19, 2021
              Friday
              2:00pm to 4:00pm

via     zoom logo


An effective and well-functioning board starts with knowing the roles, responsibilities and liabilities of each one involved in the board as well as the different committees they are assigned and must lead in the practice of good governance. Enroll and learn all of these whether you are updating yourself on the topic, benchmarking for best practices, complying with the SEC rules and regulations, or creating your organization’s Manual of Good Governance in compliance with SEC directives.

This training is accredited by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a corporate governance topic. Attendees from the government are exempted from the Php 2,000 limit for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016. This program is open to the general public and applicable to all organizations.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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Year-End Tax Updates


When : December 10, 2021
              Friday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo


Update yourself and your organization with the latest Supreme Court decisions, BIR revenue regulations, memorandum orders, circulars, relevant to business owners and taxpayers new tax regulations covering the period from January to December 2021.

We've put this research all together in this three-hour comprehensive lecture so you and your organization can maximize the benefits granted by law, ensuring compliance, minimizing and avoiding unnecessary tax exposures, assessments and penalties from the taxing authorities.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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Best Practices in Corporate Housekeeping


When : January 12, 13 & 14, 2022
              Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo



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.

This training is accredited by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a corporate governance topic.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.


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New Year SEC Updates


When : January 31, 2022
              Monday
              1:30pm to 4:45pm

via     zoom logo


The implementing rules and regulations of the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (RCCP) that took effect on February 23, 2019 are released by the Securities and Exchange Commission through memorandum circulars (MCs).

This SEC-accredited Corporate Governance training will comprehensively discuss not only the updated and new memorandum circulars but will also provide interpretation, guidance on rules that are still relevant and what has become irrelevant, and valuable insights on the RCCP based on the updates that will be presented.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.



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