You can develop leaders and upgrade the skills of employees.
We design high-impact training and seminars for Filipino professionals. We have conducted training programs in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Ignite leadership potential—it’s vital!
It’s the spark that drives innovation, skyrockets productivity, and creates a thriving culture.
Neglect it? You’re inviting disengagement, subpar performance, and staff turnover. Growth stalls. No one wants that!
But here’s the exciting news: I’ve got four dynamic leadership experiences for you!
Each one, a distinct journey, designed to sharpen different facets of leadership.
Leadership Excellence Workshops empower current and aspiring leaders to master exemplary leadership practices.
These workshops focus on the crucial elements that enable exemplary leaders. Participants will learn how to lead by example, inspire their teams, encourage an innovative culture, engage employees, and drive organizational success.
Leadership Influence Workshops equip managers and supervisors with the necessary tools and effective strategies to amplify their influence and generate immediate, tangible results.
By understanding how to make change happen through influence, leaders will initiate, make, and sustain transformation in the organization.
Team Mastery Experiences are designed to help team leaders and managers create exceptional teams that achieve outstanding results.
By focusing on collaboration, communication, trust, and effective problem-solving, participants will learn how to develop the building blocks of high-performing teams.
Employee training programs are vital for boosting a team’s skills and confidence.
Soft skills training may transform your staff into top professionals. Employees become more capable and adaptable, enhancing the success of the business.
These training programs encourage a positive work environment, promoting teamwork and respect.
The investment in your team leads to better performance and innovative thinking.
Soft skills training is key to creating a dynamic, proficient workforce that thrives in today’s fast-paced world.
Don’t just train your employees, empower them to excel.
Training and Seminars help leaders and professionals gain relevant knowledge, acquire new skills, and discover innovative ideas, concepts, and strategies. Sending leaders to appropriate training enables them to perform at their best.
Since 2006, I have been conducting training and seminars in leadership, communication, change management, presentation skills, motivating employees, productivity, training the trainer, and other soft skills programs like stress management, time management, and personal effectiveness.
In 2024, I will offer more leadership training programs that will help leaders fix problems and create opportunities.
I will be hosting public seminars and workshops to help leaders develop vital skills and deliver big.
I will also make the two modules on supervisory training available for public seminars.
What are training and seminars?
The definitions of training and seminars are often confused. There are those who think that all training programs are seminars. Probably because all the training programs they had were delivered via seminars. Allow me to talk a bit about each term.
Training is an intervention that organizations offer to their members to improve performance. Typically, a trainer or subject-matter expert conducts training. To improve performance, we need to increase our motivation and multiply our ability to do things.
There are many kinds of training. Classroom training is conducted in a classroom. I know this is obvious, but I need to mention it. Hands-on and usually done as fieldwork. When done in a classroom, this is called a workshop. In on-the-job training, employees observe the processes and procedures that their employer uses to create an efficient and effective workplace.
This Wikipedia entry explains the advantages of on-the-job training.
Other forms of training are online courses, virtual workshops, and webinars. Learn more about my webinars.
The most popular type of training is called a seminar. But it does not mean that it is the most effective.
A seminar is a form of in-person knowledge-oriented instruction offered by academic institutions, corporate academies, and training providers. In the Philippines, a seminar may be conducted for a small group of five or a large group of 2000 persons. A seminar may be about a single subject or a group of job-related subjects.
Of course, a seminar with 2000 attendees is also marketed as a conference. But if you only need to sit down and take notes while listening to the speaker (or lecturer), you are essentially attending a traditional seminar.
Traditional seminars have lecturers as trainers. Recently, training providers market seminars as interactive and skill-based.
In the Philippines, a growing number of corporate managers criticized public seminars for being boring, irrelevant, and tedious.
Some view these seminars as ways to earn printed certificates required by some organizations.
Presenters, lecturers, resource speakers, subject–matter experts, and speakers typically provide information in seminars. Some seminars have process facilitators who help participants connect concepts, ideas, and practices.
Better Seminars for Effective Learning
When was the last time you attended seminars in the Philippines? What do you love most about seminars and what are the new experiences you want to have? Would you prefer half-day to multi-day seminars?
In the post-pandemic Philippines, we will be holding live seminars once again. But it won’t be like the seminars of old, of course. If there is anything the pandemic has thought us, it is that we can acquire new knowledge and ideas via online courses and webinars.
In the new normal, we can shorten our live in-person sessions by providing our seminar participants recorded webinars, online courses, or short videos that will explain foundational concepts and ideas.
This means we can do away with theory-oriented, lecture-ready seminars and pay more attention to skill-building, in-depth discussions, and practical steps.
We no longer have to endure a speaker who tries to “cover” 120-slide topics.
We no longer have to spend long hours trying to make sense of concepts.
We no longer have to frequent the coffee corner to stay awake.
We will no longer have to tap each other shoulders or massage each other’s back.
We will no longer have to say “hello” every time the trainer says “hi”. Get that picture.
What will happen in the new seminars is that we will be working on cases. Because we already have a common understanding and language, we have more opportunities to use our newly acquired knowledge in solving problems.
I can imagine bringing experts to seminars who can help provide answers to your challenges in leadership, motivation, teamwork, career, and professional development.
In the new normal seminars, I will invite HR experts who will provide you with straightforward answers to your questions.
Seminars in the Philippines
I can see that we will have more sessions in 2024.
I have no prospective dates for public seminars. You can register here to get updates.
We will soon see each other.
In the meantime, I will welcome opportunities to turn these seminar topics into shorter webinars. But if you are interested, contact me so we can hold these webinars for your organization in 2023.
10 Leadership Topics for Government Employees
Here are ten key leadership topics that are particularly relevant for government employees in the Philippines:
Ethical Leadership: Public trust is crucial in government roles. Leaders should understand the importance of ethical behavior in all dealings, ensuring transparency and accountability.
Public Service Motivation: Understanding the unique nature of public service and maintaining a strong motivation to serve the public good can lead to better job performance and satisfaction.
Crisis Management: Natural disasters and other crises are realities that government leaders often have to face. Training in crisis management can be invaluable.
Policy Understanding and Implementation: Leaders in government need to understand the policies they’re enforcing, and how to effectively implement them.
Digital Transformation: The Philippines, like many countries, is undergoing digital transformation in its government services. Leaders should be familiar with the relevant technologies and strategies.
Cultural Competence: The Philippines is a culturally diverse country. Government leaders should understand and respect this diversity, and know how to work effectively in a multicultural context.
Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Government leaders often have to work with limited resources and make tough decisions about how to allocate them.
Conflict Resolution: Government work can involve managing conflicts, whether between different departments, different levels of government, or different stakeholder groups.
Community Engagement: Government leaders should understand how to effectively engage with the community, including communication, consultation, and collaboration strategies.
Leadership Development: Government leaders should not only develop their own leadership skills but also foster leadership skills in their employees.
Each of these topics can be developed through a combination of education, training, and practical experience. They can also be supplemented with various soft skills such as communication, team building, and problem-solving.
How to Benefit from Seminars
Attending training sessions and seminars can be a great way to enhance your professional skills and knowledge. To make the most of these opportunities, consider the following tips:
Preparation: Prior to attending the seminar, understand the topic, the speaker’s background, and what you hope to gain from the session. This will help you focus on relevant information during the seminar.
Active Participation: Engage actively in the seminar by asking questions, participating in discussions, and taking part in activities or exercises. This not only enhances your learning but also allows you to share your insights and experiences with others.
Note-Taking: Take detailed notes during the seminar. This can help you retain the information better and gives you a resource to refer back to after the seminar.
Networking: Use the opportunity to network with other participants. This can lead to valuable connections and collaborations in the future. You might also gain new insights from the experiences and perspectives of other participants.
Applying Learnings: After the seminar, reflect on what you have learned and how you can apply it in your work. This might involve developing a plan or setting specific goals for implementing new skills or knowledge.
Follow-up: If possible, connect with the speaker or facilitator after the seminar for any follow-up questions or clarifications. They may also be able to provide additional resources for further learning.
Sharing Knowledge: Share your learnings with your colleagues or team. This not only reinforces your own understanding but also benefits others who were not able to attend the seminar.
Feedback: Provide feedback to the seminar organizers if given the opportunity. This helps them improve future seminars and can also help you reflect on your own learning experience.
Remember, the value of a seminar comes not just from the information provided but also from how you engage with that information and apply it in your own context. Make sure to take full advantage of these opportunities for professional development.
To help you understand the language of training and seminars, let me define some words used above.
- Agenda: The schedule or plan for a seminar or training event.
- Breakout Session: A smaller group session within a larger seminar.
- Certificate: A document provided as proof of attending or completing a seminar or training.
- Delegate: An individual who attends a seminar or training.
- E-Learning: Training conducted online or through digital platforms.
- Facilitator: The person leading or guiding a training or seminar.
- Group Dynamics: The interactions and relationships within a group during a seminar.
- Handouts: Physical or digital materials given to attendees for reference.
- Ice Breaker: An activity designed to help participants relax and engage with each other.
- Keynote: A main speech or presentation at a seminar.
- Lecture: A talk given by an expert on a particular topic.
- Moderator: The person who oversees discussions and maintains order during a seminar.
- Networking: The act of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional contacts.
- Open Forum: A portion of a seminar where attendees can ask questions or discuss topics freely.
- Panel: A group of experts discussing a topic in front of an audience.
- Q&A Session: A time specifically set aside for questions from the audience.
- Registration: The process of signing up to attend a seminar or training.
- Session: A single portion or segment of a larger seminar or training event.
- Track: A specific theme or stream within a larger seminar.
- Unconference: A participant-driven meeting where attendees decide on the topics and structure.
- Venue: The physical or virtual location where a seminar or training is held.
- Webinar: A seminar, workshop, or lecture that is transmitted over the web.
- Workshop: An interactive training event where participants complete tasks or activities.
- Expert: A person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation.
- Yield: The learning outcomes or results obtained from a seminar or training.
- Zoom: A popular platform for hosting virtual meetings, seminars, and training.
Questions about Seminars
Other Training Opportunities
There are many avenues to professional and leadership development. As I have mentioned above, I designed online courses, webinars and virtual workshops for organizations.
I invite you to consider also the following training programs.
Leadership in Times of Crisis. The pandemic has shown that traditional leaders fail in times of crisis. We need leaders who are not only competent to get things done. To thrive, we need leaders who are compassionate, agile, and creative.
Presentation Skills for Leaders. Leadership is influence. Your ability to present your ideas and help act on what’s best for them is the best expression of your leadership. In this workshop, you will learn how to present with authenticity, clarity, and impact.
Design Thinking for Business. Design Thinking can help us Filipino to think like global leaders. Instead of seeking the best solution, we need to see things first from the view of those who will use our products and services. Leadership needs to be human-centered to make a genuine impact.
Training for Supervisors. The supervisory training is a signature program for online courses. But you can run the modules for in-person workshops for your organization.
Team Building Works. I also facilitate virtual team-building programs for organizations. When you need fun-filled and relevant team building, I recommend you go to this website.