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Last Update: 08/16/2019

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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 2019 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

2019: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2020: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec





PPP Certification Course








              When : MODULE 3: Thursday & Friday, August 29 & 30, 2019 * 9:00am to 4:30pm
               Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Complex, Pasay City

Be the first batch of Certified PPP Advocates™

This Public-Private Partnership (PPP) certification course is to fill the gap of the ever-growing demand for PPP consultants and specialists who are needed by organizations and investors to cater to the massive Build! Build! Build! infrastructure projects envisioned by the government of the Philippines in collaboration with the private sector. Master your PPPs and create billions of value for your organization! Attend these 3 modules (with two days of training per module) and gain the prestige you will get from this certification course!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance


When : August 30, 2019
             Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines

Inviting all medium and large taxpayers to this one-day training 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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Best Practices in Financial & Operational Budgeting


When : September 4 & 5, 2019
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines


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

This two-day program 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 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 Succession Planning


When : September 6, 2019
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay 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 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!

This program is CPD-accredited. Accountants attending this event will earn CPD credit units.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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LGU Growth with Dynamic Fiscal Policies

When : September 9, 10 & 11, 2019
              Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Sheraton Manila Hotel
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines



Listen and learn as we bring together experts on local government finance whose knowledge and experiences will surely give you ideas on how to sustain your LGU’s growth and income generation. This three-day program will cover the six-book parts of the Local Treasury Operations Manual as well as best practices, updates and latest Supreme Court rulings, memorandum orders and circulars from the Department of Finance and the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF).

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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JCS7

When : September 12, 2019
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: EDSA Shangri-La Hotel
              Mandaluyong City, Philippines



This one-day solution-oriented program is designed to help business owners, HR practitioners, lawyers, and laymen craft a working HR policy, code of discipline, and employment contract that is aligned with existing Philippine labor laws. Learn from the experts the special clauses that you must incorporate in your contract both for rank-and-file employees and high-level executives. Know the latest Supreme Court rulings on employment and other best practices including labor contracting. Attend this program for a strike-proof, trouble-free working environment.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Local Government & Real Property Taxation Certified Best Seller
When : September 13, 2019
              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 training is designed to educate both the private individuals and government officials on provisions on the LGU code and real property taxation.

This program is CPD-accredited. Accountants attending this event will earn CPD credit units.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Certification Course for LGU Administrators








              When : MODULE 1: Monday & Tuesday, September 16 & 17, 2019 * 9:00am to 5:00pm
               Where: Sheraton Manila Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines

              When : MODULE 2: Thursday & Friday, October 10 & 11, 2019 * 9:00am to 5:00pm
               Where: Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines


This capacity-building program aims to equip LGU administrators with the right knowledge and skills to stay safe and trouble-free while serving in the government and a roadmap for peak performance. Whether you are new to this role, a seasoned administrator or aspiring to be one, this unique training will provide you with many valuable insights and best practices strategies that will certainly contribute to your growth and accelerate your success to new heights as a CERTIFIED LGU administrator!

If you are the governor or mayor of your LGU, investing in the education of your most valuable player is a wise decision to enhance your efficiency and effectiveness as a public servant and leader!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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 Guide to PPP Lease Contracts


When : September 19, 2019
              Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines

Learn and grab the opportunity to go into Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) lease agreement with the government to tap into the largest resource of landholdings available for development in the Philippines.

Yes, the private sector can have long-term PPP lease agreements with the national government agencies, government-owned and -controlled corporations, government instrumentalities, local government units, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges!

Attend and learn how to do this the right way!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Understanding Trade Finance Practices & Compliance Issues for Auditors


When : September 25 & 26, 2019
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines


How to audit trade finance? Many auditors struggle to do this as they are not familiar with trade finance terminologies and trade products offered by banks to importers and exporters. Are you familiar and confident of understanding the whole trade finance process? If not, this course is highly relevant for you as an audit professional.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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 : September 27, 2019
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines


The Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service covers all rank and file, permanent and casual government employees except for presidential appointees and elected officials. This training empowers the citizenry and provides the disciplining authorities in government with the tools and weapon 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.

CGBP is accredited by the Civil Service Commission. Attendees from the government can earn points for their career advancement and are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit when attending training conducted by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.




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How to Conduct Management and Operations Audit


When : October 2, 3 & 4, 2019
              Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines

Based on DBM Circular 2008-5 which is now being strictly enforced by the Duterte administration, all heads of department of agencies of the executive branch including GOCCs, Government Financial Institutions must create and have an operating internal audit service / unit to strengthen their internal control systems, improving existing systems and procedures, and promoting transparency and the accountability and transparency in governance. DBM local budget circular 110 also mandates all local chief executives, local budget officers, treasurers planners and accountants of LGUs to create an internal audit manual. This training program is to provide capacity building to all government officials and employees to fulfill this mandated regulation.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Manager Effectiveness Program


When : October 9 & 10, 2019
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines


Managers who receive proper training are more equipped to become effective leaders, are more productive in their jobs and attain greater results for their organizations. This two-day Manager Effectiveness Program (MEP) is applicable to first-time managers to successfully guide them in taking that big leap in their career, for tenured managers who want to sharpen their skills, for supervisors as well as for children of owners who are being honed to take on a managerial position.

Learn the best practices on what works effectively for one to become a great manager and leader. REGISTER NOW!

CGBP is accredited by the Civil Service Commission. Attendees from the government can earn points for their career advancement and are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit when attending training conducted 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 25, 2019
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines

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 one-day 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 Process™ (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 plan, 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 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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Incoterms 2020

When : October 28, 2019
              Monday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Makati Shangri-La Hotel
              Makati 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 training fees. We’re flying in the expert!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Corporate Governance


When : November 8, 2019
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay 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 training 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.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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LC for Import & ExportCertified Best Seller
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.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Salaries, Wages and Benefits

When : November 15, 2019
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines


The Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act took effect on January 1, 2018. Smart business organizations and employers recalibrate the structuring of their employees’ compensation to stay competitive and take advantage of tax savings from this new law.

This one-day training 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 optimize the tax savings from the 2018 TRAIN. This learning opportunity will address both your labor and tax concerns which are the two major regulatory challenges in employee benefits administration.

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

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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 Business and Diplomatic Protocol Certified Best Seller
It matters that you are conducting yourself in the right way in meeting with government officials, top corporate executives, and even foreign dignitaries. That’s why it is important to know your protocol -- the universal set of rules for people of all countries and parties follow in the conduct of business, government, politics, and socials.

A public official, a businessperson or a professional who has a mastery of protocol is well regarded more highly in society. You command more respect and gain a mark of distinction as someone with education, class, finesse and skilled at handling different types of people and situations including functions such as signing ceremonies, ribbon-cutting, speeches in conferences, business meetings, product launches, planning sessions, other important occasions and more! This is also highly recommended to families and for all offices to have a protocol officer.




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Ejectment Certified Best Seller
When : November 22, 2019
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines

This one-day training 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.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Managing Financial Performance


When : November 27 & 28, 2019
              Wednesday & Thursday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay City, Philippines


This two-day seminar goes beyond the technical and routine financial analytical ratios that can be easily derived at using the data in the financial statements. It provides the participants an opportunity to think more strategically and focus on the significant aspects of managing the financial performance of a business. It covers the tools and techniques in using financial data to set the business strategic goals, plan for relevant business activities, and come up with short-term and long-term financial decisions to optimize the growth of your organization!

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Joint Ventures


When : November 29, 2019
              Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Manila Marriott Hotel
              Pasay 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 training, 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.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Inheritance & Disinheritance Law of the Philippines


When : December 5, 2019
              Thursday
               9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines

This one-day best practices training 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!

This program is CPD-accredited. Accountants attending this event will earn CPD credit units.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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Strengthening Mental Toughness for Leaders and Managers


When : December 5 & 6, 2019
              Thursday & Friday
              9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
              Resorts World Complex
              Pasay City, Philippines


The state of one’s mental wellness directly impacts productivity in the workplace. Issues like stress, anxiety, depression, create a workplace that results to conflicts, inaction, complexities, politics, and a multitude of other problems. This workshop is designed to make yourself mentally and emotionally resilient to work stress, difficult work relationships and problems we face daily. Attend and develop that winning mindset!

It will feature master trainer Robin Velasco who is the only trainer on this topic in Asia with such qualification to teach this course. He has 24 years of Human Resource Leadership experience, culminating in leading the entire HR function for 12 countries in Asia for a global multinational.

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit 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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