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Last Update: 05/24/2017

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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 2017 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

2017: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2018: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec



Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : July 26, 2017
              Wednesday
              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 2018, 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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Custom Tax Rights


When : July 27, 2017
              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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New ISBP 2013 on LC Transactions Certified Best Seller
When : July 28, 2017
               Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

If you do import and export trade transactions, it's a must to master INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms used in shipping goods on land, air and sea). Many exporters and importers, traders, bankers, insurers, freight forwarders, carriers, lawyers and the people handling such transactions make costly mistakes in the use of these trade terms.

These revised rules 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 and assumption of risks for loss and damage. Save on seminar fees. We’re flying in the expert!



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Small Claims Court Certified Best Seller
When : July 28, 2017
              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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BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance
Davao Seminar :
Friday, August 4, 2017 * 9:00am to 5:00pm
Seda Abreeza Hotel, Davao City, Philippines

Manila Seminar :
Friday, October 6, 2017 * 9:00am to 5:00pm
EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City

Inviting all medium and large taxpayers to this one-day seminar to help those among you who are having difficulty setting up, getting accreditation, and running a successful computerized accounting system (CAS) in compliance with the BIR regulation 2009-9.

With the BIR's anticipated release of the fresh list of medium-sized firms soon to be reclassified as large taxpayers this third quarter of the year, this becomes especially relevant to both medium and large taxpayers.

Given the BIR's formation of a special task force CSET to monitor medium to large taxpayers, one can expect stricter enforcement from the tax authorities. Attending this will help you hurdle and solve your CAS headaches, issues and most importantly, prevent those dreaded BIR penalties!

Davao Seminar:   (Friday, August 4, 2017)                             See Full Details | Registration Form

Manila Seminar:   (Friday, October 6, 2017)                           See Full Details | Registration Form

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Building Code IRR of the Philippines


When : August 16 & 17, 2017
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

Delays in construction permits and clearances arise due to the conflicting interpretation of the Building Code of the Philippines among the government authorities, technical professionals and property owners and developers.

It’s time to set the record straight! This two-day lecture will provide you a clear guide to the IRR of the Building Code of the Philippines and align to it the different referral codes such as the Architectural, Structural, Plumbing, Sanitation, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Interior design codes. It will also include valuable insights on how to fast track your building permits, updates on the latest government issuances, memorandums, and decided cases on conflicts affecting building construction and maintenance as well as remedies to stoppage orders.

Attend and empower yourselves vs. bureaucratic, errant, and corrupt building officials!


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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : August 18, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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.



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How to Excel in Law School
Davao Seminar :
Saturday, August 5, 2017 * 8:00am to 5:00pm
Jose Maria College, Davao City, Philippines


Baguio Seminar :
Sunday, August 20, 2017 * 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines


A Best Practices Program for Future Lawyers

Maximize your investment in time, money and effort when you study in law school. This 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.

Davao Seminar:   (Saturday August 5, 2017)                           See Full Details | Registration Form

Baguio Seminar:   (Sunday August 20, 2017)                           See Full Details | Registration Form

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BarExam


When : August 20, 2017
              Sunday
              1:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Saint Louis University
              Baguio 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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AMLA


When : August 24, 2017
              Thursday
              9:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This one-day lecture aims to update all covered institutions and persons in compliance with the SEC and BSP regulation for them to periodically attend a mandatory anti-money laundering seminar. Covered institutions and persons include banks, non-banks, QBs, trust entities, non-stock savings and loan associations, pawnshops, foreign exchange dealers, money changers, remittance and transfer companies, electronic money issuers and other financial institutions which under special laws are subject to Bangko Sentral supervision and/or regulation, including their subsidiaries and affiliates, which are also covered persons, wherever they may be located.

AMLA compliance also covers persons supervised and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission including securities dealers, brokers, salesmen, investment houses and other similar persons managing or rendering services as investment agent, advisor, or consultant as well as those in investment companies offering or into mutual funds, common trust funds, other entities administering or otherwise dealing in currency commodities or financial derivatives. This is also recommended to casino operators which will soon be covered by AMLA.

This is to provide guidance to participants to prevent being unwittingly exposed to exploitation by criminals, possible sanctions, fines and, in extreme cases, prosecution. Topics will include revised IRR on the anti-money laundering law, AML risk rating system, counter financing of terrorism, and global best practices that one should apply to mitigate business exposures to reputational, legal and regulatory risks.

The Center for Global Best Practices is an accredited training provider Of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on good corporate governance.


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Service Operations Management for School


When : August 25, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Most school administrators and department managers are thrown into the deep end of the pool of designing and managing a service operations facility, without any formal training. This one-day course provides the principles and the best practices in managing service operations in schools -- from planning and designing the system to implementing and delivering world-class academic and administrative services.

Yes, school owners, there is a science to this!



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How to REALLY Read Your Financial Statements Certified Best Seller
When : September 7 & 8, 2017
              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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Best Practices in Online Marketing


When : September 21 & 22, 2017
              Thursday & Friday
              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 Gino Canlas, who generated hundreds of millions in online sales transactions helping many clients using social media best practices that he will be sharing during this workshop. A social and serial entrepreneur, Gino’s businesses range from the action sports industry, health & fitness, travel, insurance, education, hospitality and real estate.



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Procurement LawCertified Best Seller
When : September 28 & 29, 2017
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

The 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) for the Procurement Law is now signed into law and took effect on October 28, 2016. Don’t be left behind! The changes will impact on all government procurement and transactions with the private sector.

This is the only seminar that will comprehensively discuss the IRR and the changes you must know on procurement of goods, infrastructure and services. For public officials, avoid getting into trouble due to violation and ignorance of the new procurement law IRR. For the private sector, avoid disqualification due to non-compliance! Register EARLY to ensure seat availability!

This training program is accredited by the Local Government Training & Research Institutes-Philippine Network (LOGOTRI-PhilNet) based on the guidelines mandated by the DILG-LGA.



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LC for Import & ExportCertified Best Seller
When : October 12 & 13, 2017
              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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TOP


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

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
             Pasay City, Philippines


When you have mastery of the rules of parliamentary procedures, you control the outcome of meetings and deliberations. This program is designed to help the presiding officers and members of the board in committees, board, stockholder’s and management meetings. This is recommended for all business owners, board chairmen, directors, senior and top management of all types of organizations including stock, non-stock, non-profit corporations, socio-civic organizations, cooperative, labor unions, parents-teachers associations, school boards, and more! This is also for those aspiring to become your organization’s parliamentarian.



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Write Right for Positive Results Certified Best Seller
When : October 27, 2017
              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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Corporate Governance


When : November 10, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Makati Diamond Residences
              Makati 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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How to Prepare Your Bidding Documents


When : November 16 & 17, 2017
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
             Pasay City, Philippines

New bidding documents, new rules! This two-day seminar is to equip the participants with the needed knowledge not only on the preparation of the bidding documents (from the perspective of the procuring entities) but also on how to prepare a responsive bid on the part of the private sector doing business with the government.

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Wills and Trusts


When : December 7, 2017
              Thursday
              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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Refresher Course in Business English


When : February 22 & 23, 2018
              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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Best Practices in Corporate Housekeeping Certified Best Seller
When : May 17 & 18, 2018
              Thursday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
              Friday - 10:00am to 2:30pm

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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How to Set Up an Internal Audit Sytem


When : May 24 & 25, 2018
              Thursday & Friday
              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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