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A Health Seminar in the Greek Islands

Continue your education in the Greek isles for a Gestalt study trip and workshop! This five-day active workshop will take place on the Island of Tinos, learning and living the concepts of holistic health work. The Gestalt health and work trip will take a small group through three different levels of learning; touristic observation, student “living learning” and expert evaluation.

What to Learn
We want to introduce some basics of gestalt-facilitation: clarify scenarios – focus on details, and open awareness for alternatives, which may upgrade professional competence for coaches, managers, trainers or people who work in medical or health services and who want to get into a holistic and humanistic way to be – and to do a job.

Visit Epidaurus and Delphi where healers and the priests practiced. Get in touch with a holistic system of partner care-taking; offering theatre for social learning. This touristic event will offer a perspective towards the Humanistic, holistic concept.

  1. The Classic ways of ancient Greek medicine, developed in Epidaurus and personalized by faithful alternative in Delfi and her local oracle stops. This classic tour model offers first class data.
  2. The actual concept of gestalt-health-work, as an encounter of symptoms, seen as an individual lifestyle; holistic work uses integrated personality. The group members will join a gestalt workshop on the Island of Tinos.
  3. The introduction to medicine, applied at Dresden University. Learn about the working system in a modern clinic.

Where to Stay
Mantalou International Institute offers a guest house overlooking the sea and local simple Aegean hospitality. There is an open-minded atmosphere and efficient learning setting to get to know tools for facilitation and self-organization.
Basic facilitation competences and the integration of Humanistic concepts into your personal and professional ID are the main goals of this Gestalt-lab.

A stay in Tinos may give access to structure your own way of life and work with an extended awareness for integration of body, mind and emotion.

For more information, please contact Prof. Hans Lenhard or Fatima Dosado at the Gestalt Institute Manila, estaltinstitutemanila@gmail.com.


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Job Evaluation Public Seminar

Individuals in human resources or any level of management should understand how to evaluate employee performance. Profiles Asia Pacific will be offering a Job Evaluation seminar from May 29 to 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that is designed to equip participants with the skills to evaluate the jobs being done in a company.

In addition to learning execution strategies for assessments, participants will go over the purpose, features and advantages job evaluation. Equip yourself by learning about point factoring and factor comparison, non-analytical ranking, job ranking and paired comparison, job classification and job matching, and market pricing. Participants will also cover methods of job analysis, preparing job descriptions to attract ideal candidates, and criteria for choosing a job evaluation scheme.

Course Outline

  • Overview – Compensation Management Framework
  • Preparing for Job Evaluation
  • Selecting Internal Job Evaluation Methods
  • Convening the JE Committee: Skill Practice/Simulation and Mock Job Evaluation
  • Fundamentals of Pay Structure Design

The fee for this 2-day seminar is 6,500PHP and includes instruction by Dr. Vida Caparas, specialized student workbook and course materials, morning and afternoon snacks, and lunch. Register online at Profilesasiapacific.com.

Dr. Caparas holds a Master’s Degree and Ph.D., Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology. She is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with invaluable experiences in Organizational Development as a Human Resource, Training and OD practitioner. She authored three books on Psychology/HR Management and was a Trainer Delegate of DFA-Foreign Service Institute in Italy and Singapore from 1999-2000. Dr. Caparas is a recipient of various national awards and a professor in prestigious universities.


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Congratulations Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bernales, National Statistician

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Profies Asia Pacific, Inc. together with People Dynamics, Inc. congratulate Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales on her appointment as the first National Statistician of the newly formed Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

In this unique role, Dr. Bersales will be leading the PSA in streamlining and making more accessible the services provided by the National Statistics Office, the National Statistical Coordination Board, the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, and the Department of Labor and Employment’s Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics.

PAP and PDI extends its pride and fullest support to her appointment and the newly organized PSA with the vision of a cohesive nation enlightened and made dynamic by facts-based decision making.

Dr. Bersales served as UP Vice President for Planning and Finance since February 10, 2011, and was a member of the UP Diliman faculty for more than 30 years. She was the Dean of UP’s School of Statistics in the late 1990s and earned her bachelor’s degree in Statistics in 1978, M.S. in Statistics in 1981, and Ph.D. in Statistics in 1989.


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Is the Philippines Ready for ASEAN Integration?

In the upcoming months, ASEAN countries will come together to form a single market and production base for the 10 participating countries. This will result in the fourth densest economic bloc in the world, with a free flow of goods, services, investment, and skilled labor.

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be a game changer. Our region’s companies will face unprecedented access to markets, and unprecedented competition. Organizations that do not have a regional game plan, or understand how to build brands, will fall behind.

“Of the companies surveyed with annual revenues under $100 million, nearly 40% of leaders concede that their top selling product does not have a clear brand idea—or has no brand idea at all.” – IMPHIL

The economic market in Asia has long enjoyed little competition when it comes to their local markets, and with no clear brand vision, companies are likely to face economical turbulence when consumers begin why your product is the best in all of Southeast Asia.

Arm yourself and your company for this upcoming transition at the upcoming IMPHIL conference in Cebu, scheduled for June 27, 2014.


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Consultancy Beyond Borders: Consequences and Opportunities

The Institute of Management Consultants of the Philippines (IMPHIL) conference, “Consultancy Beyond Borders,” is designed to prepare professional management consultants and practitioners for the upcoming ASEAN integration. The conference is open to all management consultants, their technical staff, individual consultants who are registered single proprietorships or partnerships in Management Consulting, as well as those unregistered free agents who do consulting work.

Professionals who work with NGOs and provide consultancy and advisory services to farmers, fisherfolk, women’s organizations, cooperatives, small entrepreneurs, small and medium businesses, labor groups, or corporate organizations; on such areas as agriculture, agribusiness, livelihood, arts and crafts, market development, human resources training and development, information technology, technology transfer, empowerment, environment related and oriented systems and solutions, are also most welcome to participate.

The Conference will consist of five main speakers who will describe the scale and scope of the AEC in terms of economic effects; magnitude of change that will take place; strengths and vulnerabilities of Philippine economic sectors; capabili-ties and alliances necessary to face the unprecedented com-petition with special emphasis on Management Consulting; and extent of opportunities that can be tapped to become an ASEAN champion. The topics and schedule are below.

CONSULTANCY BEYOND BORDERS

Advancing Philippine Management Consultants to-wards world class standards of technical competence and professional competitiveness.

  • Forecasts for the Volume of Trade and Services Throughout the Region, and the Extent of Competition for Market Penetration and Dominance.
  • Strong and Vulnerable Sectors in the Philippine Economy.
  • Environmental Issues and Immense Economic Activity
  • Impact of Liberalized Professional Services on Management Consultancy Practice.
  • Alliances and Capability Build-ups for Management Consult ants: “Competitive Advantage of International Management Consultant Certification by a Recognized Institutional Association.”

Date: June 27, 2014, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: SGV Cebu Conference Room, Insular Bldg, Ayala Business Park
Registration: 9:00 AM
Conference Fee: Php 2,000 per participant.
Avail of a 15% Early Bird Discount up to June 20, 2014!
To register or for more information, please call 555-5555 (Cebu) or 777-7777 (Manila), email imphil_cbb@gmail.com or visit www.imphil.net.

    More about IMPHIL
    IMPHIL is the brainchild of a handful of Filipino professionals engaged in management consulting services in the Philippines. The idea for its creation stemmed from the realization that Filipino Consultants can make a marked difference in the development of their own country; from the perspective of knowing its culture, traits, history, needs, and the basic principle that Filipinos know best what can make their nation truly independent and genuinely sovereign. It was incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit organization in 1985.

    IMPHIL is a member of the Confederation of Filipino Consultants (COFILCO), the umbrella organization of consulting organizations engaged in various technical fields of expertise. COFILCO is the government’s private sector appointed body tasked to accredit consulting firms bidding for projects. COFILCO has assigned IMPHIL to handle the accreditation of Consultants and the validation of claimed expertise and accomplishments.

    Recently, IMPHIL has been given the authority to provide Certification to Filipino professionals as International Consultants by the ICMC, a globally recognized body of consulting practitioners. This will give Filipino Management Consultants a competitive edge in bidding for projects with institutions worldwide.


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    Conference for Filipino Management Consultants

    On June 27, 2014, the Institute of Management Consultants of the Philippines (IMPHIL) will be presenting a conference in Cebu on the consequences and opportunities of a multi-national consultancy reach. This conference, titled “Consultancy Beyond Borders: Consequences and Opportunities,” will help get the Philippine workforce up-to-speed in the coming months, as the ASEAN nations begin to emerge in the global economy.

    The upcoming union of the ASEAN Economic Community will form a single market and production base for the 10 participating countries. This will result in the fourth densest economic bloc in the world, with a free flow of goods, services, investment, and skilled labor.

    Keep an eye on our blog and social media sites for more updates, including the schedule and speakers, on this game-changing event.

    • Date: June 27, 2014, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Venue: SGV Cebu Conference Room, Insular Bldg, Ayala Business Park
    • Registration: 9:00 AM
    • Conference Fee: Php 2,000 per participant.
    • Avail of a 15% Early Bird Discount up to June 20, 2014!
    • To register or for more information, please call 555-5555 (Cebu) or 777-7777 (Manila), email imphil_cbb@gmail.com or visit www.imphil.net.

    More about IMPHIL

    IMPHIL is the brainchild of a handful of Filipino professionals engaged in management consulting services in the Philippines. The idea for its creation stemmed from the realization that Filipino Consultants can make a marked difference in the development of their own country; from the perspective of knowing its culture, traits, history, needs, and the basic principle that Filipinos know best what can make their nation truly independent and genuinely sovereign. It was incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit organization in 1985.

    IMPHIL is a member of the Confederation of Filipino Consultants (COFILCO), the umbrella organization of consulting organizations engaged in various technical fields of expertise. COFILCO is the government’s private sector appointed body tasked to accredit consulting firms bidding for projects. COFILCO has assigned IMPHIL to handle the accreditation of Consultants and the validation of claimed expertise and accomplishments.

    Recently, IMPHIL has been given the authority to provide Certification to Filipino professionals as International Consultants by the ICMC, a globally recognized body of consulting practitioners. This will give Filipino Management Consultants a competitive edge in bidding for projects with institutions worldwide.


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    Find Your Next MVP in the Office

    Finding your company’s next most valuable player (MVP) could be as simple as looking in the right places, with the right people. Continue to search for a new candidate until you find a few great potentials, and then select discriminatingly based on interviews and assessments. Below are a few suggestions to help you find and, more importantly, hire your company’s next MVP.

    Explore your channels. Instead of just posting on job recruitment sites, send out job opening notices on your social media channels, include them in your email newsletters, and spread the opportunity by word-of-mouth.

    Search and recruitment should be an entire company effort, not just HR. See how a potential new hire thinks and works when introduced to work in different departments. Give them the opportunity to see the people they would be working with, the company culture, and what roles each department plays in the success of the company.

    Make sure the new hire fits in the company culture, their future team, and their position. There are a number of assessments that any HR department can utilize to determine a candidate’s job fit. It’s important to know the strengths and weaknesses of a candidate to compare with the strengths and weaknesses of their coworkers.

    Finally, patience is key when hiring selectively. Don’t hire someone unless you and your team is confident in the choice. If you’ve gone through the suggestions above, you should be in good shape for hiring your company’s next MVP.


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    Assessment-Based Solutions to Better Productivity

    Do you believe that your company is operating at full efficiency? Company money and time are often wasted due to lacking project coordination. In evaluating whether your company is in need of more effective coordination skills, ask a few of the following questions.

    • Do your projects meet their deadlines, or are they often delayed?
    • Do your employees utilize the valuable resources available to them?
    • Are budgets exceeded often?
    • Is customer service a nightmare due to lack of departmental communication/education?
    • Do all your employees understand your company strategy and goals?
    • Do a few departments always seem to be pulling the entire company back?

    If these questions have highlighted some needed improvements in your company, consider investing in your human assets, before they cost you monetary assets. Before hiring any employee, be sure to assess whether they will fit with your current team, and take special note of their coordination skills. There are a number of profiling assessments that can help determine who will be a good communicator, which will help your company avoid bad project coordination.

    Once you have hired your team, be sure to train and develop them. Expose them to team building exercises, and scenarios where they will need to coordinate marketing activities, company events, product launches, and cross-departmental functions. Eventually, your team will be able to work together and create a cohesive and cooperative work environment.


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    Gain a Competitive HR Advantage: Learn the Art of People Management

    Human resources has gained recognition worldwide as a key element in the advancement of business goals. Having the right people in the right job, equipping them with the necessary competencies, challenging their potentials to the optimum level of performance, recognizing their significant contributions and maintaining a harmonious work environment are all factors needed to manage people artfully.

    All human resource personnel will have a chance to gain a competitive advantage in the workplace by learning the art of people management from April 29 to 30. Profiles Asia Pacific and People Dynamics are presenting a two-day workshop led by Dr. Maria Vida Caparas on the latest trends and practices in HR, people management approach, employee retention, competency-based recruitment, rewards management and employee discipline and conduct. This workshop will help participants tackle the essentials of HR functions, with emphasis on people management approach.

    Some of the ways participants will benefit:

    • You will be equipped with the current trends in Human Resources Management through a highly
      interactive learning environment;
    • You will value the art of having both hard and soft skills in the execution of HR functions;
    • You will learn the various approaches in solving challenging HR situations;
    • You will appreciate the value of people management skills in creating a pleasant work atmosphere; and,
    • You will discover how HR can be an effective strategic partner in the corporate world

    Dr. Caparas holds a Master’s Degree and Ph.D., Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology. She is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with invaluable experiences in Organizational Development as a Human Resource, Training and OD practitioner. She authored three books on Psychology/HR Management and was a Trainer Delegate of DFA-Foreign Service Institute in Italy and Singapore in 1999-2000. Dr. Caparas is a recipient of various national awards and also a professor in prestigious universities.

    Visit ProfilesAsiaPacific.com for more information and to register.


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    Is There a Leader Right Under Your Nose?

    There could be a leader sitting right in front of you that has never been given the chance to reach his or her maximum potential in the company. Find that leader within your company through training and development.

    It’s simple; start with quality hires. It does not matter if they are fresh graduates or highly experienced, as long as they have the right attitude, are quick learners, and fit into your company culture. Then, train them. Train them within your company and give them plenty of opportunities to grow. Send them to seminars and workshops where they will learn even more, and watch your employees grow into leaders, movers and shakers.

    You may be wondering; is employee training and development right for your company? The answer is yes. No matter what industry your company is in, its power is in its people. The company will thrive and employees will be happier with their jobs knowing that they have been given the tools to perform their duties well. If you have a customer service department, you want them to be the best customer service department on the face of the planet. You want them to do their jobs better than anyone else, make and leave lasting impressions, and stay on top of customer service trends. You also want them to keep growing, keep getting better, and keep succeeding.

    If you continually train your employees, you will have a pool of qualified applicants who can fill positions of leadership when the company needs them. Once you begin investing in your human capital, you will find that continual employee development leads to increased productivity, reduced turnover, increased efficiency and financial gains, and decreased need for supervision.

    In the end, you will have a company filled with leaders; skilled, qualified, and dedicated employees who will be valuable, irreplaceable assets—just continue to invest in them.


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