Category Archives: Public Seminars

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5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team: Producing a Synergistic Effect

Please join us on August 16 to 17 for a public seminar on the 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team: Producing a Synergistic Effect. This seminar-workshop will go over how to build a cohesive, effective team that gets better engagement and higher performance.

Participants will be able to understand the self and others to create a better, stronger team. We will also cover how to improve team effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and application of The Five Behaviors: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.

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An effective and high performing team dedicates time and effort to embrace a healthy set of behaviors.  A team that works well together performs better.

Course Outline

  • The Five Behaviors and Your Team
  • Building Trust: Vulnerability-based Trust
  • Engaging in Healthy Conflict: Mastering a Constructive and Productive Conflict
  • Your Team and Commitment: Achieving Commitment
  • An Accountable Team: Embracing Accountability
  • Obtaining Collective Results
  • DISC Personality Theory
  • Your Team and the Impact of Your DISC Style
  • Teamwork: A Strategic Advantage
  • Your Team’s Strengths
  • Overcoming Your Team’s Challenges
  • Team SPIRIT:  Achieving Common Goals
  • Developing and Achieving Organizational Synergy

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The investment for this seminar is P8,500 plus VAT.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Rosario Alzona, or Dr. Cherry, holds a Master’s Degree in Statistics and Ph.D. in Organizational Development. She is an accomplished Organizational Development professional with almost 20 years of experience in diverse work environments.  She has varied experiences in organizational assessment, OD intervention design and implementation, learning and development and process/procedure design and development. Dr. Alzona has taken various Information Technology and OD Consultancy projects with several Consulting firms and has taught for ten years in the Graduate School of several universities and colleges in diverse topics of management and leadership. She is a frequent speaker at various seminars and workshops with topics on Leadership, Team Building, Organizational Assessment, Strategic Planning, Change Management and Appreciative Inquiry. She is a High-energy Trainer and Creative Facilitator, skilled in guiding learners through engaging breakthrough learning opportunities.


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Disruptive HR: Getting Ready for a More Dynamic Digital World

Please join us on July 27 for a public seminar on Disruptive HR: Getting Ready for a More Dynamic Digital World at the Golden Prince Hotel and Suites in Cebu. This half-day seminar is designed to keep HR professionals informed of the changing landscape of fundamental HR practices, in relation to the future of jobs.

With so many disruptive changes in our highly dynamic and digital world, HR is now called upon as a strategic business partner and the driver of change and success in organizations. The interactive learning session will cover what disruptive changes are occurring now (and coming our way), and how to adapt.

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The investment for this course is P699.

About the Facilitator

Ms. Ruby Mañalac currently works as the Director for Marketing and Distributor Networks for Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., and previously, she was the Director for Operations and Training Manager. She has worked for various organizations mostly in the field of Sales, Marketing, Communications, and Training, not just in the Philippines, but also overseas. She’s recognized for her excellence in the fields that she worked on, gaining various awards like Top Rookie President’s Award in New York and New Jersey, USA.

A graduate of AB major in Communication Arts in UST, her other achievements include a certificate in Human Resources Planning and Acquisition from the University of Makati under PMAP, a certified GENOS Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, and just last August 2017, she flew to Sydney, Australia to get certified at the IGNITE Train the Trainers GENOS Emotional Intelligence Program.

She’s very open to learning, attending training events not just in the Philippines but also abroad. Her advocacy on Emotional Intelligence led her to be interviewed by ANC and CNN Philippines.


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Competency-Based Training: Addressing Performance Gaps

Please join us July 26 to 27 for a public seminar on Competency-Based Training: Addressing Performance Gaps. Performance gaps need to be addressed before it hurts the team and impact organization’s credibility. Addressing and correcting a performance problem is one of the most important and difficult tasks. It is important to assess and consider contributing factors whenever addressing performance issues.

A clear description of the gap helps to appropriately level the set expectations for the future. In this workshop, you will learn how to analyze performance gaps and how best to address it to help your employees perform better!

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Course Outline

Day 1

  • What is Training Needs Analysis (TNA)?
  • The Rationale for Conducting TNA
  • Objectives and Outcomes of a TNA
  • Aligning Organization Mission and Vision with Learning and Development Efforts
  • Scope of TNA: What should a TNA cover?
  • Identification of Needs at the Individual, Occupation and Organizational Level
  • Determining the Need for a TNA
  • The Model for Identifying Training Needs
  • Individual and Organizational Competencies
  • TNA into organizational processes and business models
  • Aligning the training needs analysis to the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Planning, preparing, adjusting and reviewing the training needs analysis procedure/process

Day 2

  • What techniques to use for specific situations – face to face, questionnaires, individual, groups and other investigation tools
  • Designing and Validation of the Survey and interview Tools
  • TNA Implementation and Sampling Techniques
  • Collating the Data Gathered
  • Data Analysis
  • TNA Report Preparation
  • Communicating the Results
  • Making a Persuasive Training Needs Presentation

The investment for this 2-day course is P8,500 plus VAT, and includes all training materials and instruction from a skilled facilitator.

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About the Facilitator

Dr. Maria Vida G. Caparas is a Wiley-Certified Everything DISC Trainer and a licensed Psychologist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in her Ph.D. Psychology at UST. She also obtained a Diploma in Public Management from UP Diliman as a government scholar.

Dr. Caparas is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with extensive and invaluable services in both government and corporate offices. She served as Vice President of HR in New San Jose Builders, Inc. In GMA Network, Inc., she wrote for Kapuso Magazine as Managing Editor. She also became the Dean of the Graduate School at the Manila Central University.

Currently, aside from serving as a Consultant for Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., she teaches part-time at UST and De La Salle University. She has authored four books in Psychology and Human Resource Management. Already a fulfilled academician and HR and OD practitioner, she has received a number of awards and recognition.


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DISC Personality Profile Certification

Please join us on July 12 for our public DISC Personality Profile Certification. This full-day training session will get participants certified in two of Profiles Asia Pacific / People Dynamics’ DISC personality assessments, each with their own unique features and reports.

  • The DISC Personality Profiler (DPP)
  • The Profiles Performance Indicator (PPI)

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Participants will be expected to complete two online assessments before completing the program. The content of the trainings are as follows.

Course Outline

UNIT 1: Introduction to DISC

  1. History of the DISC Four Quadrant Model
  2. DISC Four Quadrant Model Theory
  3. Development of DISC Four Quadrant Questionnaires

UNIT 2: Development of the PPI and DPP

  1. The PPI Scales
  2. Behavioral Characteristics
  3. Critical Team Factors
  4. Selection of Items for the PPI
  5. Deletion of Vague and Ambiguous Items
  6. Deletion of Negative Items
  7. Avoidance of Gender-related Items
  8. Compatibility with Business People
  9. Most- Least Response Technique

UNIT 3: Development

  1. Rationalization
  2. Reduction of Items

UNIT 4: DPP & PPI Scoring

  1. PPI Motivational Intensity Scale
  2. PPI & DPP Team Analysis
  3. Reliability Analysis
  4. Construct Validity

UNIT 5: Reports

  1. DPP Reports
  2. PPI Reports:
    • Individual
    • Management
    • Team

To successfully complete the certification training, participants must successfully complete the workshop and an online “open book” exam.

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The investment for this course is P10,000 plus VAT, and includes all training and testing materials.

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Competency-Based Recruitment: Interviewing Technique that Works

Please join us June 21 to 22 as we go over Competency-Based Recruitment: Interviewing Technique that Works. This two-day public seminar will focus on pre-interview preparation; developing questions and their value; the interview techniques that get specific, behavior-based examples of past performance; and the strategies that follow through on this process.

This workshop takes the behavioral interview even further with a discussion of communication techniques and the use of other types of interview questions.

Participants will learn how to develop a fair and consistent interviewing process, prepare better job advertisements, and create a job analysis and position profile. We will use traditional, behavioral, achievement-oriented, holistic, and situational interview questions to effectively interview applicants (including difficult ones).

The course will also go over costs incurred by an organization when a wrong hiring decision is made, essential communication skills, how to check references more effectively, and employment and human rights laws that can affect the hiring process.

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Course Outline

  • Session 1: The cost of hiring errors
  • Session 2: Why use behavioral interview techniques
  • Session 3: How to get the information you need
  • Session 4: Advertising guidelines
  • Session 5: Communication skills
  • Session 6: Writing the interview questions
  • Session 7: Defensible resume screening
  • Session 8: Developing an effective interview format
  • Session 9: Ethical and legal issues
  • Session 10: Interviewing techniques
  • Session 11: Asking questions and listening to answers
  • Session 12: Reference checks

The investment for this course is P8,500 plus VAT.

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About the Facilitator

Dr. Maria Vida G. Caparas is a Wiley-Certified Everything DISC Trainer and a licensed Psychologist.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude in her Ph.D. Psychology at UST.  She also obtained a Diploma in Public Management from UP Diliman as a government scholar.

Dr. Caparas is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with extensive and invaluable services in both government and corporate offices. She served as Vice President of HR in New San Jose Builders, Inc. In GMA Network, Inc., she wrote for Kapuso Magazine as Managing Editor. She also became the Dean of the Graduate School at the Manila Central University.

Currently, aside from serving as a Consultant for Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., she teaches part-time at UST and De La Salle University.  She has authored four books in Psychology and Human Resource Management. Already a fulfilled academician and HR and OD practitioner, she has received a number of awards and recognition.


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Organizational Assessment: Diagnosing Problems and Proposing Interventions for Effectiveness

Join us from June 14 to 15 as we discuss Organizational Assessment: Diagnosing Problems and Proposing Interventions for Effectiveness. This two-day seminar-workshop will identify the drivers/core factors that contribute to an effective organizational assessment (OA), major issues that affect an OA, planning, implementation, reporting and communication of OA results, and how to apply what you learn.

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Organizations are considered biological organisms that need to continually grow, learn, adapt and innovate. In this regard, organizations should have a better understanding of themselves, their own performance and address their strategic issues and concerns, and ultimately improve their performance.

Organizational Assessment is often used as a diagnostic process or the starting point for planning and implementing internal changes and/or strategic planning within the organization. It can also be used as a communication tool to dialogue with the organization’s stakeholders, both internal and external.

Organizational Assessment is common to all organizations who want to grow in excellence, taking into account that ‘Excellence is never an end in itself.’

Course Outline

  1. Why Conduct an Organizational Assessment
    1. How Ready Is Your Organization?
    2. How Long Will It Take?
    3. What Should Be Prepared?
    4. Who Will Use the Results?
    5. Who Should Conduct the Process?
    6. What’s the Best Way to Manage the Process?
    7. What Issues May Arise During Pre-Planning?
  2. Planning a Self-Assessment
    1. Identification of the Need for Assessment, Significance, and Importance
    2. Organizational Assessment Framework: Variables, Indicators
    3. Specific Objectives, Scope, and Limitations
    4. Organizational Assessment Design and Methodology
      1. OA Population/Sampling Design
      2. Data Collection Methodology and Instruments
      3. Data Processing and Analysis
    5. Communications and Addressing Issues
  3. Conducting a Self-Assessment
    1. Collecting the Data
    2. Analyzing the Results
    3. Report Writing
    4. Communicating the Results
    5. What Issues May Arise?
  4. Diagnosing the Performance of the Organization

The investment for this course is P8,500 plus VAT.

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About the Facilitator

Dr. Rosario Alzona, or Dr. Cherry, holds a Master’s Degree in Statistics and Ph.D. in Organizational Development. She is an accomplished Organizational Development professional with almost 20 years of experience in diverse work environments.  She has varied experiences in organizational assessment, OD intervention design and implementation, learning and development and process/procedure design and development.Dr. Alzona has taken various Information Technology and OD Consultancy projects with several Consulting firms and has taught for ten years in the Graduate School of several universities and colleges in diverse topics of management and leadership. She is a frequent speaker at various seminars and workshops with topics on Leadership, Team Building, Organizational Assessment, Strategic Planning, Change Management and Appreciative Inquiry. She is a High-energy Trainer and Creative Facilitator, skilled in guiding learners through engaging breakthrough learning opportunities.


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Soar Higher: Harness the Power of Employee Engagement

Calling all passionate OD practitioners to join us this coming May 2, 2018 and learn about the best practices in effectively engaging your workforce talent! We will be hosting a public seminar on how to Harness the Power of Employee Engagement.

This learning session will cover the importance of employee engagement to every talent, management, and organization. It will likewise explore universal fundamentals, and ultimately equip you to positively increase the engagement level of your talents. Powerful tools that will help you grasp the nuances of your organization’s engagement level and the drivers for such, as well as best practices in using data from climate surveys, will be explored.

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This session is a must-attend for OD practitioners, especially those from organizations that have 100 employees or more.

Course Outline

  • The Valuable Role of Employee Engagement
  • Definition of Employee Engagement
  • Foundations of Employee Engagement
  • Current Trends
  • Diagnostic Tools: Climate Surveys, FGDs, and Interviews
  • Formulating the most cost-effective solution/intervention to increase employee engagement

The investment for this course is P799 plus VAT.

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About the Facilitator

Dr. Maria Vida G. Caparas is a Wiley-Certified Everything DISC Trainer and a licensed Psychologist.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude in her Ph.D. Psychology at UST.  She also obtained a Diploma in Public Management from UP Diliman as a government scholar.

Dr. Caparas is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with extensive and invaluable services in both government and corporate offices. She served as Vice President of HR in New San Jose Builders, Inc. In GMA Network, Inc., she wrote for Kapuso Magazine as Managing Editor. She also became the Dean of the Graduate School at the Manila Central University.

Currently, aside from serving as a Consultant for Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., she teaches part-time at UST and De La Salle University.  She has authored four books in Psychology and Human Resource Management. Already a fulfilled academician and HR and OD practitioner, she has received a number of awards and recognition.


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Job Evaluation: Creating an Efficient Pay Structure

Join us on April 18 to 19 for a 2-day seminar on Job Evaluation: Creating an Efficient Pay Structure. This course orients the participants on how to perform job analysis, with the end in view of crafting a competency-based job description. It follows a workshop style where participants will be conducting job interviews and eventually, writing the corresponding competency-based job descriptions.

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How employees perceive a fair and equitable workplace is important.  It is important that employees understand the process for determining pay and promotional opportunities.

Job evaluation helps create an efficient pay system.  It is a systematic way of determining value/worth of a job in relation to other jobs in organization to establish a rational pay structure.

It involves assessment of the relative worth of various jobs through factual information about the jobs concerned on the basis of a consistent set of job and personal factors, such as qualifications and skills required.

Essentially Job Evaluation aims to increase employee satisfaction and engagement through an equitable and efficient compensation system.

Course Outline

  • What Is Job Evaluation?
  • Features of Job Evaluation
  • Purpose of Job Evaluation
  • When is Job Evaluation Done?
  • Job Evaluation Committee
  • Job Evaluation Requests
  • Benefits of Job Evaluation
  • Compensation Management: Addressing Equity Issues
  • The Job Evaluation Process
  • Factors Considered in Job Evaluation
  • Methods for Evaluating Jobs
  • Ranking Method (Steps in job ranking; Sample of Ranking;  Merits and Demerits of of Ranking Method)
  • Job Classification (Sample of Job Classification)
  • Point Method (Designing a Point Plan;  Steps in Point Method)
  • Hay Method (Hay System Factors)
  • Job Structure: Relative Value of Jobs
  • Job Evaluation
  • Pay Structure: Putting It All Together
  • Pay Rates
  • Pay grades
  • Pay Ranges
  • Job Evaluation Form
  • Job Evaluation Sample

The investment for this course is P7,000 plus VAT.

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About the Facilitator

Dr. Maria Vida G. Caparas is a Wiley-Certified Everything DISC Trainer and a licensed Psychologist.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude in her Ph.D. Psychology at UST.  She also obtained a Diploma in Public Management from UP Diliman as a government scholar.

Dr. Caparas is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with extensive and invaluable services in both government and corporate offices. She served as Vice President of HR in New San Jose Builders, Inc. In GMA Network, Inc., she wrote for Kapuso Magazine as Managing Editor. She also became the Dean of the Graduate School at the Manila Central University.

Currently, aside from serving as a Consultant for Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., she teaches part-time in UST and De La Salle University.  She has authored four books in Psychology and Human Resource Management. Already a fulfilled academician and HR and OD practitioner, she has received a number of awards and recognition.


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The Missing X-Factor In Talent Selection and Management: Emotional Intelligence

Please join us on March 9 for a public seminar on The Missing X-Factor in Talent Selection and Management: Emotional Intelligence. This half-day course is designed for learning and organizational development professionals, human resource consultants, practitioners and managers who are interested to learn more about the GENOS EI Selection and Talent Management Solution.

“HR is not about HR, but about delivering business value. Functional and technical competencies are fundamental in many ways but social competencies are the differentiators that make sure future employees not only know what to do, but how to do it.” – Dave Ulrich

Find out why the GENOS Emotional Intelligence selection assessment can be the missing X-factor in your hiring process, especially for positions requiring people management!

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Course Outline

  • Features of the GENOS EI Selection Assessment and Report
  • Conducting and scoring the interview
  • Debriefing hiring managers
  • Debriefing new hires using the Self or 180 report
  • Question and Answer

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About the Facilitator

Ms. Ruby Mañalac currently works as the Director for Marketing and Distributor Networks for Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., and previously, she was the Director for Operations and Training Manager. She has worked for various organizations mostly in the field of Sales, Marketing, Communications, and Training, not just in the Philippines, but also overseas. She’s recognized for her excellence in the fields that she worked on, gaining various awards like Top Rookie President’s Award in New York and New Jersey, USA.

A graduate of AB major in Communication Arts in UST, her other achievements include a certificate in Human Resources Planning and Acquisition from the University of Makati under PMAP, a certified GENOS Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, and just last August 2017, she flew to Sydney, Australia to get certified at the IGNITE Train the Trainers GENOS Emotional Intelligence Program.

She’s very open to learning, attending training events not just in the Philippines but also abroad. Her advocacy on Emotional Intelligence led her to be interviewed by ANC and CNN Philippines.


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Job Analysis: Crafting a Competency-Based Job Description

Join is from February 22 to 23 for a job analysis public seminar on Crafting a Competency-Based Job Description.

This course orients the participants on how to perform job analysis, with the end goal of crafting a competency-based job description. It follows a workshop style where participants will be conducting job interviews and eventually, writing the corresponding competency-based job descriptions.

Participants will learn to apply the basic principles of job analysis and job description, prepare comprehensive job analysis interviews, and write competency-based job descriptions based on thorough job analysis.

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Course Outline

  • Overview of Job Analysis
  • Uses of Job Analysis
  • Scope of Job Analysis
  • Job Analysis Methods
  • Guidelines for Doing Job Analysis
  • Conducting Job Analysis Interviews
  • Writing Competency-Based Job Descriptions
  • Contents of Job Descriptions
  • Knowing the Core, Technical and Leadership Competencies
  • The Language and format of Job Descriptions

The investment fee for this course is P7,000 plus VAT.

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About the Facilitator

Dr. Maria Vida G. Caparas is a Wiley-Certified Everything DISC Trainer and a licensed Psychologist.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude in her Ph.D. Psychology at UST.  She also obtained a Diploma in Public Management from UP Diliman as a government scholar.

Dr. Caparas is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with extensive and invaluable services in both government and corporate offices. She served as Vice President of HR in New San Jose Builders, Inc. In GMA Network, Inc., she wrote for Kapuso Magazine as Managing Editor. She also became the Dean of the Graduate School at the Manila Central University.

Currently, aside from serving as a Consultant for Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., she teaches part-time in UST and De La Salle University.  She has authored four books in Psychology and Human Resource Management. Already a fulfilled academician and HR and OD practitioner, she has received a number of awards and recognition.


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