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Last Update: 09/23/2017

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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



Ejectment the legal way


When : November 24, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
             Mandaluyong City, Philippines


This one-day seminar is a definitive guide on how to efficiently utilize ejectment actions and available remedies as effective tools in the speedy recovery of your land & / or building.

This lecture will include special laws not normally discussed and studied in law schools which are of great interest and concern to lawyers, land owners & developers such as Republic Act No. 6552 (Maceda Law) that governs sales on installment of real property; Presidential Decree No. 1517 (Urban Land Reform Law); Republic Act No. 7279 (Lina Law) & other related laws. This will also feature novel and creative ways proven to successfully remove squatters from your property.



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BCAS Public Utility Companies


When : December 1, 2017
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines



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

This is applicable to those classified by the government as public utility companies including electric cooperatives and those others in the power generation, distribution and transmission, water distribution, telecoms, cable and transportation companies. Given the BIR's formation of a special task force CSET to monitor 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!




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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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Joint Ventures


When : January 3, 2018
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Makati Shangri-La Hotel
              Makati City, Philippines

Joint Ventures (JVs) is increasingly becoming popular as a faster and easier approach towards implementing infrastructure and development projects at the national and local government levels. To accelerate more economic growth, the National Economic and Development Authority released the 2013 revised JV Guidelines applicable for Local Government Units, government-owned and -controlled corporations, government instrumentalities, government financial institutions, and state universities and colleges.

In this one-day seminar, the definition of a JV, requirements, procedures for selecting partners, opportunities and challenges, and examples of existing and prospective JV projects such as water, reclamation, public markets, bus terminals, land development, government centers, power, transport, and more shall be discussed. Participants will get soft copies of templates of actual and proposed JV ordinances.


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TLT


When : January 5 & 6, 2018
              Friday & Saturday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: University of San Carlos
              Cebu City,Philippines

Legal educators RELOADED! This two-day faculty development program aims to present new law professors with best practices in teaching law, and introduce experienced law professors to innovations in curriculum development and teaching methods. This is designed to improve the overall teaching performance of law educators by exposing them to learner-centered, outcome based education, an array of teaching methods, classroom management and more!

This pioneering initiative is spearheaded by the Philippine Association of Law School and the Center for Global Best Practices. Register on or before December 5 to avail of the early registration and payment discount!



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Tax7


When : January 11, 2018
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Hotel Del Rio
              Iloilo City, Philippines

Tax Minimization Strategies. Maximization of Deductions. Tax Avoidance best practices to save you millions in taxes! Learn all these and other trade secrets in this one-day program designed to help corporations, businesses, and individuals save on tax costs – THE RIGHT WAY. Gain valuable insights from Atty. Nicasio C. Cabaneiro, CPA one of the most respected tax expert with over 40 years of experience who will share with you his creative ways and best practices in the implementation of an efficient and effective tax planning program.



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COA7
Iloilo Seminar
When : January 12, 2018
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Hotel Del Rio
              Iloilo City, Philippines

Manila Seminar
When : July 13, 2018
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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-owned and Controlled Corporations and other government entities.


This will feature the common findings of COA, recent 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.

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.


Iloilo Seminar: See Full Details | Registration Form

Manila Seminar: See Full Details | Registration Form

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Salaries, Wages and Benefits


When : January 16, 2018
              Tuesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: L'Fisher Hotel
              Bacolod City, Philippines

New minimum wage law for NCR this October, new salary computation! The rest of the countryside is expected to follow suit! How do you compute for 13th month pay? How do you structure your employees’ compensation for the new year with least deductions to remain competitive?

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 revised 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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New Year Tax Updates & Remedies


When : January 26, 2018
             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 2017 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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MFC


When : February 1, 2018
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

This one-day seminar is the only program that will provide you a comprehensive discussion on the unique Filipino values, beliefs, and traits with a definitive guide on how to use these in the workplace to positively impact the management of your people and organization.

When we clearly understand and properly observe these cultural values we can enhance effective communication, promote teamwork, encourage cooperation, ensure unity and harmony, and motivate people effectively towards greater productivity and excellence.

This is a must for all expats working in the Philippines or managing a Filipino workforce as well as for Filipinos in a leadership position.



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CDPA


When : February 9, 2018
              Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

Many companies are struggling with the Sept. 9 deadline for the compliance to the Data Privacy Act IRR imposed by the government’s Data Privacy Commission. Attend this seminar to help your company with its proper implementation. Attend to avoid the dreaded penalties which range from one to six years imprisonment, and a fine of not less than Php500,000 and not more than Php5 million. Non-compliance of businesses can also lead to being issued an order to stop processing transactions, being ordered to pay damages to data subjects whose rights were violated and jailtime for accountable officers.



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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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New ISBP 2013 on LC Transactions Certified Best Seller
When : March 9, 2018
               Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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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Building Code IRR of the Philippines


When : March 15 & 16, 2018
              Thursday & Friday
              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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Weapons in Argumentation


When : March 22 & 23, 2018
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

This special seminar is designed to empower you to argue effectively at all times. This will also arm you with the right lifelong skills to fight back against abusive language and warped logic. Understand the science behind arguments. Learn how to debunk fallacies, how to avoid ambiguity and vagueness, and determine the loopholes in the opponent’s arguments and many more!

Attend and grab this opportunity to load yourself with the right weapons in argumentation to defend yourself, your family, your work, your organization specially during times when your reputation and dignity is being attacked!



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Procurement LawCertified Best Seller
When : April 5 & 6, 2018
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

This two-day seminar will provide a comprehensive discussion of the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the Procurement Law aligning it with the newly 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 goods, infrastructure and services.

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 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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Write Right for Positive Results Certified Best Seller
When : April 13, 2018
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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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Unsolicited ProposalsCertified Best Seller
When : April 19 & 20, 2018
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Makati Shangri-La Hotel
              Makati City, Philippines

If you want to be ahead of the game and corner government projects, you must learn how to successfully prepare unsolicited proposals.

This two-day seminar will comprehensively cover the legal, technical, financial and environmental aspects in preparing unsolicited proposals for different kinds of infrastructure projects including land development, transport systems, water supply market redevelopment, among many others. Attending this will provide you with wealth of information and valuable insights that will accelerate your learning and empower you to create those winning unsolicited proposals to create and capture more opportunities for your organization.

This seminar is open to the general public and is also applicable to those in government who want to fully understand how unsolicited proposals must be properly evaluated and approved.



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Minutes of Meetings Certified Best Seller
When : April 24, 2018
              Tuesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: The Bellevue Hotel
              Muntinlupa City, Philippines

A meeting loses its value and wastes time if it is not documented in the correct manner. With the current climate of greater accountability of board directors and management in decisions made during meetings, every organization needs trained experts with right the skills to take minutes effectively.

This is the only program that will teach you the best practices in minutes taking and provide you vital information on the legal guidelines and regulations on meetings mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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How to Set Up an Internal Audit Sytem


When : May 10 & 11, 2018
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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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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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LC for Import & ExportCertified Best Seller
When : May 24 & 25, 2018
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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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BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance


When : June 21, 2018
             Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



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!



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How to Prepare Your Bidding Documents


When : June 28 & 29, 2018
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
             Pasay City, Philippines


New bidding documents, new rules! This two-day training 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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Best Practices on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : July 20, 2018
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Many companies go through strategic planning sessions without a clue or a clear idea how this should be conducted -- resulting to wasteful time, effort, resources and poor planning output.

In planning for 2019, 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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How to REALLY Read Your Financial Statements Certified Best Seller
When : July 26 & 27, 2018
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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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PPP6


When : August 10, 2018
              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 hybrid 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 lecture 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 on How to Conduct Strategic Planning and Prepare Strategic Action Plans Certified Best Seller
When : August 17, 2018
              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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Corporate Governance


When : November 9, 2018
              Friday
              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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Digital Age


When : December 4, 2018
              Tuesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Makati Shangri-La Hotel
              Makati City, Philippines

Today, technology plays a vital role in the success of the organization. IT safety and security, IT risk management, understanding financial dashboards, and digital trends such as cloud computing, e-commerce, and social media should be the forefront of governance. This special seminar will enable board directors and senior management to understand vital IT issues that plays a great role in the continuity and success of one’s business. This is an SEC-accredited training on Corporate Governance for board directors and management.



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