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Public Seminar: Critical Thinking – Competency and Action

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Critical Thinking

Join a Critical Thinking: Competency and Action seminar on April 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and learn how to clearly reason through problems and present arguments in logical, compelling ways.

In today’s society, many people experience information overload. We are bombarded with messages to believe various ideas, purchase things, support causes, and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. How do you know what to believe? How do you separate the truth from the myths? The answer lies in critical thinking skills, which have become key for survival in today’s world. This two-day workshop will give you some practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving.

Participants will define critical and non-critical thinking, identify your critical thinking style(s), including areas of strength and improvement, describe other thinking styles, including left/right brain thinking and whole-brain thinking, work through the critical thinking process to build or analyze arguments, develop and evaluate explanations, improve key critical thinking skills, use analytical thought systems and creative thinking techniques and prepare and present powerful arguments.

This course is encouraged for professionals who want to enhance their thinking processes to achieve better results in business and individuals who desire to develop critical thinking and problem solving as a core competency.

Register for this course here.

Course Outline

  • Understanding critical thinking
  • Where do other types of thinking fit in? (including whole-brain and left and right brain)
  • Pitfalls to reasoned decision making
  • The critical thinking process
  • A critical thinker’s skill set
  • Creating explanations
  • Dealing with assumptions
  • Common sense
  • Critical and creative thought systems
  • Hands-on case studies

The course fee for this seminar is P8,500 and includes instruction by an expert facilitator, small group workshops that provide “active learning” which is known to be the most effective method for adult learners, a specialized student workbook, a free eBook on Thinking Skills: Using Your Brain in the Information Age, a personalized certificate of participation, snacks and lunch, and a complimentary Profiles Critical Thinking, Logic, Comprehension and Perception Assessment (CTA). This assessment provides raw scores and percentile ranking for each of the areas measured.

Areas Covered by Your Free Assessment

  • Evaluative, analytic and inferential reasoning
  • Deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Reasoning and comprehension

Register online here.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Maria Vida G. 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.


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Public Seminar: Personal Financial Management

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Personal Finance

Learn how to set personal financial goals at a financial management public seminar. These two 4-hr workshops on April 18 and 25 will help participants understand the economic market today and outlook for 2015, have readily available Financial instruments for beginners, and match financial goals with the right financial product. The workshop will last from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.each day.

Course Outline

  • Setting Financial goals
  • Philippine Market Overview and outlook for the rest of 2015
  • Deciding on a Personal Budget
    – Setting up a cash fund
    – determining the cash fund to set aside before they start investing
    – cashflow mangement
  • Cost of money
    – managing debt – credit cards, loans, using loan sharks
    – when is it okay to borrow money?
    – time value of money
  • Easiest financial instruments to understand
    -short term – TD, money market instruments
    -medium term – stock market , IPO’s, mutual funds; fund riders
    -long term – real estate, bonds, commodities, mutual funds, trust funds, capital market instruments
    – advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Obtaining financial freedom
    – making your money work for you as opposed to working for money

The course fee is P3,500 and includes instruction by an expert facilitator, specialized student workbook and course materials, personalized certificate of completion and a free eBook on Strategic Financial Management Part 1 and 2.

About the Facilitator

Ms. Victoria Estacio holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University. She earned a Certificate of Authority for Insurance Commission, and is a Registered Financial Planner. She has worked in the field of Sales and Marketing and Operations in the following roles: Assistant Vice President of Sales and Marketing Department with Philam Life, Manager, Bancassurance with Grepalife, Senior Sales Manager with Yapster, and Unit Head of Front End Acquisitions with Citibank, N.A. Ms. Estacio is a recipient of various awards including the Philam Life Annual Fast Start award for both Credit and Group Life (an award that has never been given to Group Life), and the “Exceptional Performance Award” from Ciribank N.A. for participation in the credit card launch in Guam, USA. She also conducts personal financial coaching and training, and has received numerous trainings on strategic management, financial planning, and sales.


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Public Seminar: Change and How to Deal with It

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Managers traditionally have had the task of contributing to the effectiveness of their organization while maintaining high morale. Today, these roles often have to be balanced off with the reality of implementing changes imposed by senior management. Managers who have an understanding of the dynamics of change are better equipped to analyze the factors at play in their own particular circumstances, and to adopt practical strategies to deal with resistance.

This workshop will help you deal with change and will give you strategies to bring back to your employees. Participants will learn how change is an essential element, identify the stages of change, and develop strategies for dealing with and accepting changes in your organization.

Course Outline

The change process
The human response to change
The pace of change and the pace at which people adopt change
The pyramid response to change
Resisting and welcoming change
The Four-Room Apartment of change and how to use it
How to increase your resiliency to change
Managing anger
Dealing with stress
An action plan for success

About the Instructor

Dr. Agnes D. Padilla holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies. She has worked for Civil Service Commission for18 years and served as Executive Director IV (with the rank of Assistant Commissioner) in Civil Service Institute for 2 years as her last term. Dr. Padilla is currently engaged in consultancy work providing subject matter expertise on human resource management and development and as learning service provider (trainer, facilitator, resource person) on strategic planning, leadership and managerial competency development, values orientation, enrichment and demonstration, customer service and ethics and accountability.

Investment

P9,520 includes all course materials, instruction by an expert facilitator, a personalized certificate, an eBook on Change Management, and a complimentary ProfileXT assessment.

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Public Seminar: EQ Management in the Workplace

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) is ability to be aware of and manage emotions. EQ is important in personal and professional success, as it determines your ability to connect with others and manage your own emotions.

When we look at truly extraordinary people who inspire and make a difference, we will notice they do connect with others on a personal and emotional level. This one day workshop on EQ will go over what EQ means and how emotional and physical health are connected. Participants will learn techniques to control emotional intelligence in the workplace, create a personal vision statement, understand the difference between optimism and pessimism and validate emotions in others.

Course Outline

History of emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence defined
EI blueprint
Optimism
Validating emotions in others
Understanding emotions
Setting your personal vision

About the Instructor

Dr. Maria Vida G. 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. She authored three books on Psychology/HR Management namely “Psychological Assessment: Theory and Practice”, “Uses of Psychological Tests”, and “Human Resource Management.”

Investment

P5,040 includes all course materials, instruction by an expert facilitator, snacks and lunch, a personalized certificate, an eBook on EQ and a complimentary Emotional Stability EQ Profiler.

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Public Seminar: Building Relationships for Success in Sales

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Join us on February 11, 2015 for another popular seminar in our Sales Optimizer Series! Discover how to develop strategic friendships in order for sales success. Participants will identify different sales techniques that can be applied across different industries, no matter the size of the company. This workshop is ideal for account managers, service representatives, sales professionals, consultants and financial advisors.

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Course Outline

How to get people to like you
Influences in forming relationships
Building customer relationships
Self-disclosure
How to win friends and influence people
Communication skills
Sending the right non-verbal messages
Managing mingling
Networking effectively
Developing an effective handshake
Business card do’s and don’ts
Tips on remembering names

About the Instructor

Dr. Leonardo Garcia Jr. holds a Master’s Degree in Communication and Doctoral Degree in Business Administration. He also took up an advanced course on Advanced Marketing Management Program. He is an Agora Awardee for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Education and a Certified Professional Marketer. He is also an Accredited Marketing Educator and a professorial lecturer in several universities. Dr. Garcia is the past President of Phil., Marketing Association and the past President of the Association of Marketing Educators.

Investment

P5,040 includes all course materials, instruction by an expert facilitator, snacks and lunch, an eBook on attaining and retaining customers, a personalized certificate of participation and a complimentary Profiles Sales Assessment.

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Public Seminar: Test and Measurement Design 101

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Join us tomorrow for a seminar-workshop on Test and Measurement Design! Learn how to carry out in-depth educational and psychological assessments and interpret the results. This seminar is recommended for HR practitioners, psychometricians, teachers, professors and guidance counselors.

Participants will learn about the importance of psychological testing, understand the basic concepts of reality, validity and test construction, and be able to critically evaluate test results.

Course Outline

Brief History of Psychological Measurement
Importance of Psychological Testing
Characteristics of Psychological Instruments
Purposes of Test and Measurement
Types of Tests
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Application of Psychological Measurement (Educational Testing, Personnel Testing and Clinical Testing)
Ethics in Psychological Testing
Steps in Test Construction
Choosing the test Format
Validity and Reliability
Scoring and Interpretation

About the Instructor

Dr. Maria Vida G. 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. She authored three books on Psychology/HR Management namely “Psychological Assessment: Theory and Practice”, “Uses of Psychological Tests”, and “Human Resource Management.”

Investment

P9,520 includes all course materials, instruction by an expert facilitator, snacks and lunch, a personalized certificate and student notebook.

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Public Seminar: Facilitation Skills

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Train the Trainer: Facilitation Skills

There is a difference between facilitating group discussions and controlling them. How do you do the former rather than the latter? This two-day workshop January 29 and 30 will help participants develop core facilitation skills and learn the stages of team development. The workshop is recommended for trainers and facilitators and will go over the difference between facilitation, instruction and training.

The course will implement active learning to teach participants the competencies linked to effective group facilitation and some tools to make meetings easier and more productive.

Course Outline

Defining your role and how facilitators work
Establishing ground rules
Content and process
Types of thinking
Dealing with controversial issues and divergent perspectives
Communication skills
Listening for common ground
Common facilitation techniques
Giving effective feedback
The language of facilitation
Dealing with difficult dynamics
Building sustainable agreements
Stages of team development
Analysis tools

About the Instructor

Dr. Maria Vida G. 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 namely “Psychological Assessment: Theory and Practice”, “Uses of Psychological Tests”, and “Human Resource 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.

Investment

P9,520 includes all course materials, instruction by an expert facilitator, small group workshops, a specialized student manual, personalized certificate of participation, an eBook on facilitation skills and a complimentary ProfilesXT assessment.

Register now!

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