Earth Resistance Measurement

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An earthing is an intentionally made connection between a device or electrical installation and a metal object located in the ground called an earth electrode. Grounds have several protection applications – for natural phenomena and to prevent damage to equipment and property.

In this training, the participants will be able to understand grounding and the related electrical test, methods, and analysis of results.

Part 1 – Introduction to Soil Resistivity

Part 2 – (Soil Resistivity Testing (with some case studies)

Part 3 – Introduction to Ground and Ground Resistance Measurements

Part 4 – Grounding Nomograph

Part 5 – Ground Resistance Measurements (with some case studies)

Fall of Potential

Slope Method

Direct Method

Stake-less Method

Ground Grid Integrity Test

Step and Touch Voltage Measurements





SCADA Outline

  • Definition of SCADA/Automation
  • Evolution
  • Who Uses SCADA
  • Components
  • System Architecture
    • Types of System Architecture
      • Centralized
      • Decentralized
      • Redundancy
        • PRP
        • HSR
      • Communication Interfaces
        • Serial
          • RS485
          • RS232
        • TCP/IP
          • Wired/Copper
          • Fibre Optic
          • Wireless
        • Standard Communication Protocols
          • Modbus
          • 0
          • IEC61850
        • Time Synchronization
        • Electrical Substation System Architecture

HR FOCUS: Labor Relations and Mental Health

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Labor Relations is always one of the many things that challenges the HR professionals. In this event, we shall talk about best practices and guidelines for Labor Relations so that we can make sure that we forward our company’s goals while adhering to the standards set by the Department of Labor and Employment. Furthermore, as the DOLE releases some updates in regard to the incorporation of Mental Health in the workplace for Private Sectors, we would like our HR community to know more about it.

What is Mental Health in the workplace? and what are the things we can do to make sure we build a culture in consideration of this? We will discuss all these and more during our session through the help of our Personal Development Coach Ms. Bonnie Factor.

In addition, we shall also talk about other recent updates from DOLE with the help of our special guest, OIC Director DOLE Bureau of Labor Relations, Atty. Maria Consuelo “Connie” Bacay. Here are some of these very interesting hot topics:

  • Implementation of mental health policies
  • Provision of employee’s final pay
  • Issuance of Certificate of Employment
  • Advisories on pre-employment documents

Have an opportunity to interact with our speakers through a short question and answer at the end of their presentations. This way, you can also clarify questions about these new policies and Mental Health in the workplace. 

The event shall be attended by HR practitioners and other professionals from different industries in the country so this will also be a great opportunity to network and gain new friends. As such, sponsorship opportunities are also welcome.

Learning Investment is only Php 1699.00 (Non-VAT) which is inclusive of your seminar materials, certificates, snacks, and lunch. 

Tell your friends about it and see you there!

For inquiries and reservations, you may dial

  • Event Hotline: (+63)928-353-6090
  • Trunkline: (+632) 3433 3342
  • Alternate Mobile: (+63)998-562-4984

You may also contact us through our other numbers in our website. 


The Leadership Development Training Series (2018)

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Our Leadership Development Training Series is designed to provide a cost-effective yet high-quality program for your leaders. It is not just one leadership training session, but 8 sessions that are spread throughout a period of 8 months. Compared to other public training programs that provide generic content, our LDTS (Leadership Development Training Series) attempts to incorporate some aspects of your business in the workshops we provide when you register.

This development training series include activities, workshops, multi-media, and interactive discussions to ensure a fully engaged class. Your employees will leave the seminar not only with new knowledge, but also with a new motivation to apply what they have learned in their everyday work. COMPETAD’s approach in learning focuses not only in developing the skills of its participants, but also in encouraging a sense of excitement so they can turn their learning to action. We understand that great performance is not just about knowing how to do it, it is also about practice having the right attitude.
To have insight into your individual learning, a pre-test and post-test is also conducted for each session. This will assess how much learning our participants acquire per topic. Assignments may also be provided to ensure application at the work place as well as retention of the concepts and principles used during the training.
The LDTS is a perfect solution not only for those individuals who want to invest in their own learning, but also companies who would like to support a continuous growth for their employees.
HOW is it different. The programs have a general outline which provides an overview about the topic that will be covered. There will also be a TNA (Training Needs Analysis) questionnaire to be filled out by the participants not more than 20 days before the actual session, which will help us uncover their personal challenges in the areas to be discussed. This will allow COMPETAD to provide a more tailored approach for the during workshop. Since participants may come from different industries, they will gain knowledge and insight into other industries too, which makes a more enriching experience.
There are 8 main topics for the leadership series. These topics are found below. You may click on the topic for more details.
Module 1: Leadership and Supervision Workshop – 20 Apr 2018
Module 2: Time and Stress Management – 11 May 2018
Module 3: Meeting and Email Management Workshop – 8 Jun 2018
Module 4: Managing Teams and Diversity – 13 Jul 2018
Module 5: Systematic Problem Solving and Decision Making – 13 Aug 2018
Module 6: Managing Up (Managing Your Manager) – 14 Sep 2018
Module 7: Influential Coaching Techniques – 19 Oct 2018
Module 8: Navigating Change – 19 Nov 2018
Learning Investment:
Each course is worth Php 2,999.00 when you register separately but you can get almost 20% discount when you register for all 8 courses. Complete your registration on or before 22 March 2018 and you will be able to get all 8 courses for the learning investment of only Php19,999. Your learning investment is inclusive of your training kit, meals and snacks during the seminar, and some freebies. At the end of each session, your participant will receive a certificate of attendance. When they complete all 8 sessions, they will also receive a separate certificate of completion for the COMPETAD Leadership Development Training Series.

Registration Instructions: 

1. Fill out the registration form by clicking the link on top of this page. You may also download the MS Word attachment send it to
2. Our admin team shall send you shortly the Statement of Account/Confirmation of registration. Sign the statement of account to conform and finalize your registration and email the soft copy.
3. Follow the instructions in the statement of account and complete your payment.
4. Send the scanned copy of the Statement of Account and your deposit slip.
5. Should you need an official Billing Invoice, please call us at (02) 4333342 or click here for alternative numbers.

What is the LDTS program?
The LDTS program is a unique program that aims to provide a tailored series workshop for new and seasoned leaders who would like to enhance their leadership skills, learn, and have fun, too.
Can I just select one or two programs that I would like to attend in the Leadership Development Training Series and not get the entire series?
Yes. The programs are still open to public registrations. Anyone who would like to attend specific programs may do so by registering in our online forms for individual programs. You may also click the register link in the training program’s landing page at the COMPETAD website. Regular rates will apply for single training program registrations.
Will I have to pay one-time for all 8 programs?
Yes. By registering in all 8 programs, you shall receive a premium discounted rate. For further inquiries, special arrangement, or information, please do not hesitate to contact our specialists at (02)4333342.
Can I do installments for the payments?
Yes, you may. Regular rates of Php2999 per session shall apply for these installments. Once you complete your fourth session at a regular rates, you may request for a 10% discount on your next sessions. Discounts apply only upon request.
I will be registering several employees from our company. Can I get a special discount?
The rates for the LDTS are already discounted. Discounts offered by COMPETAD may not be used in conjunction with other discounts. However, for 8 participants and up, please contact our sales and training specialist at (02)4333342 or (0998)5624984 to 85 so we can help you further. You may also email us at
What if one of the schedules in the series is in conflict with mine and I fail to attend it, will my payment be reimbursed?
While payments may not be reimbursed, you may attend a similar topic that is scheduled on a different date or you may elect someone to attend in your place. If you do not have an alternate and no similar topic is offered, you may consult with our specialists to see if you can instead attend other sessions outside of the LDTS program. We are unable to provide guarantee for approval of such requests but we will do our best to accommodate you.
COMPETAD reserves the rights to provide any goodwill gesture or discounts for you in such or any other instances. You may contact us to let us know about any schedule conflicts at least two days before the training date.

Protective Relaying: Power System Protection Seminar Series

Course Duration: 2 Days

A very important part of any electric power system is Protective Relaying. While usual operations may not require its analysis, troubleshooting any unusual changes, faults, and disturbances makes a good understanding of it a necessity. Protective relaying requires specialization and knowledge of all aspects of electrical power generation from production, to distribution, and consumption.

The training offers a strong foundation knowledge about applications and advances in protective relaying that is very useful in planning, operating, and managing electric power systems.

Who Should Attend:

This course will enhance the understanding and increase competencies for:
 Design Engineers
 Project and/or Construction Engineer
 Utility and/or Maintenance Engineer
 PEE, REE or graduate of Electrical Engineering

Topics to be Discussed:

A. Power System Protection
 Review on Fault Calculations
 Feeder Protection
 Time Overcurrent
 Instantaneous Overcurrent
 Directional Overcurrent
 Example Calculations
B. Power System Protection 2
 Differential Protection
 Transformer Differential
 Generator Differential
 Bus Differential
C. Power System Protection 3
 Line Protection
D. Power System Protection 4
 System Grounding
 Generator Protection
E. General
 Protection requirements
 Protection zones
 Primary and backup protection
 Fault Discrimination
 Protective Relay Performance
 Information Application
 Per unit Calculation Review

Comprehensive Power Transformer Preventive Maintenance

Course Duration: 2 Days

The 2-day course (16 hours) will focus on the Preventive Maintenance of Electrical Transformers. A basic understanding of a transformer and its construction will be discussed, and the theories of the electrical test to be performed. Proper procedures on testing will also be discussed on the first day. All procedures will be based on the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA). On the second day, safety and testing procedures will be implemented before hands on training. Testing of power transformer will be performed.


The objective of this seminar is to inform the participants of the importance of preventive maintenance of power transformers, its major components, and to guide them on the testing and evaluation of results of the power transformer.

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to: 

  • Explain different types of transformer
  • Know the major parts of a transformer
  • Discuss the nameplate data
  • Know the safety procedures in preventive maintenance of transformer
  • Discuss the electrical testing performed on transformers
  • Evaluate electrical test results gathered
  • Knowledge in present technologies in preventive maintenance of transformer


Classroom discussion and hands-on training

Topics to be Discussed:


  1. Introduction
  2. What is a transformer
    • History
    • Principle
    • Types and Design
    • Construction
    • Cooling Classification
  • Components and Indicators
    • Major Components
    • Indicators, Alarms
  1. Nameplate
    • Nameplate data
  2. Importance of Preventive Maintenance of Power Transformer
  3. Theory and Procedures for Transformer Electrical Test
    • Visual Inspection
    • Insulation Power Factor Test
    • Insulation Resistance Test
    • Transformer Turns Ratio Test
    • Winding Resistance Test
  • Special topics
    • Excitation Test
    • Impedance Test
    • SFRA Test
    • DGA and Oil Quality Test

DAY 2:

  1. Safety procedures in Testing
  2. Hands on Power Transformer Testing (As per ASTM NETA Guidelines)
    • Insulation Power Factor Test
    • Transformer Turns Ratio Test
    • Winding Resistance Test
    • Insulation Resistance Test with P.I.
  • Evaluation of Results
  1. New technologies in testing

Thermographic Surveying Course

Course Duration: 1 Day

Infrared thermography is one of the most valuable tools available for inspecting electrical systems. Too often, however, the use of the technology falls short of its potential full value. Why? A primary reason is our failure to understand the basic heat transfer science involved and, thus, misinterpret the thermal signature of a component possibly headed toward heat-related failure.


This course will present case studies that present real problems that the thermographer will experience in the field. This course objective is to give a proper training to engineers engage in this field, giving them a good understanding of radiation laws and parameters to take into consideration when carrying thermographic inspections and measurement. Participants learn to avoid costly mistakes.

Who Should Attend:

  • New Thermographer Surveyors.
  • Those intending to buy or use Infrared Thermography.
  • Service Providers providing Infrared Thermography services; and
  • Maintenance Engineers who are interested to learn Infrared Thermography as an advance tool in maintaining their own facility/assets.

Topics to be Discussed:

1. Infrared Safety.
a. Blast Hazard.
b. PPE.

2. History of Infrared Thermography.
a. Electromagnetic Spectrum.

3. Uses and Applications of Infrared Thermography

4. Thermal Instrumentation Overview.
a. Contact Sensor.
b. Non-Contact Sensor.
c. How does Infrared Camera work?

5. Basic Thermal Science
a. Definition of Heat.
b. Temperature vs. Heat.
c. Temperature Defined.
d. Units for Measuring Temperature.
e. Absolute Temperature Scales.
f. Relative Temperature Scales.
6. Basic Heat Transfer

a. Direction of Heat Flow
b. Conduction
c. Convection
d. Evaporation / Condensation
e. Radiation
f. Black Body
g. Real Targets

7. The Infrared Camera Measurement Functions
a. Level
b. Span
c. Isotherm
d. Spot Meter
e. Area Function
f. Image Capture

8. Thermal Image Interpretations & Shooting Techniques
a. High Emissivity
b. Low Emissivity
c. Thermal Gradient
d. Thermal Analysis
e. Thermal Tuning
f. Palettes
g. Reflection Recognition
h. Avoiding Spot Reflection

9. Reporting and Documentation.
a. Methodology.

Transformer Insulating Oil Analysis


Course Duration: 8 Hours

This 8-hour practical course provides you with methods and procedures used internationally. This course will be discussing on predictive, periodic or condition based maintenance methodologies in oil filled power transformer maintenance. This will focus mainly on analyzing transformer insulating oils and what corrective actions can be done within the data given by the laboratory.


  • Have basic knowledge about transformer insulating oils.
  • Know different characteristics of transformer insulating oils.
  • Have knowledge on what tests to conduct in insulating oils.
  • Know proper sampling techniques in transformer tanks.
  • Interpret laboratory data and correct present abnormalities in the system.
  • Knowledge in present technologies in transformer and transformer oil maintenance.

Who Should Attend: 

This course will enhance the understanding and increase competencies for:

  • Engineers & technicians in the utility, transmission, and generation sectors that operate and maintain oil filled power transformer in substations.
  • Engineers and electricians in commercial and industrial field that maintains oil filled power transformers.
  • Electrical engineering graduates who would like to be test and applications engineers and Technicians for substation.

Topics to Be Discussed:

  1. Introduction to Insulating Oils and Power Transformer
  2. Characteristics of Insulating Oils
  3. Maintenance on Oil Filled Power Transformer and Oil Itself
  4. Mineral Insulating Oils Tests (ASTM, IEC and IEEE C57.104 Guidelines)
  5. Moisture in oil
  6. Sampling Techniques and Procedures
  7. Interpretation of Data (DGA and OQT)
    1. Most commonly used Techniques
    2. IEEE Guidelines C57.104
    3. Gas Ratios
    4. Duval’s Triangle
    5. Corrective actions
    6. New Tests and Technologies in the Industry
      1. Online and Offline Tests
      2. Dielectric Response Analysis
  8. Case Studies

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Effective Problem Solving and Decision Making

Course Duration: 2 Days

Solving problems and making decisions in a creative manner can be the key to more productive and effective employees and managers in any organization. Problem solving and decision making are not easy for most people. It is like a journey into the unknown requiring creativity, intuition and imagination also, careful analysis, diagnosis, and step-by-step action planning. Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making is designed to enable participants to learn and apply concepts and techniques related to an integrated versatile approach to problem solving resulting in better and more effective decisions.

Learn the tools and processes to find the right solutions to most/ any problem or situation.

Finding the Solution is a highly interactive and memorable training workshop. The participants will learn specific tools for solving problems by doing…by solving problems. They will learn how to find solutions using 4 steps:

Focusing – Define, prioritize, focus and analyze problems.
Idea Generating – Generating creative & useful ideas,
approaches and solutions
Decision Making – Making the best possible decision
Implementing – Ensure that solutions are implemented

They will learn the techniques that go with each step such as “gap analysis,” “random stimulation,” and “decision making analysis”. They will develop awareness and understanding of the need to use a problem solving process.

The focus of this training may be on group or individual problem solving and decision making or a mixture of both.


  • Focus on the “true” problem
  • Establish accurate goals for problem solving
  • Prioritize problems and decide which problems should get attention
  • Generate ideas quickly
  • Break through barriers and mental blocks
  • Find viable solutions
  • Sort through lots of ideas
  • Evaluate alternative courses of action
  • Make good decisions so all team members are satisfied
  • Consider both risk and benefits in a choice
  • Analyze what needs to be accomplished
  • Ensure acceptance of the solutions
  • Develop and use action plans as a group or individually.


  • Individual Assessments
  • Use of participant manual/worksheets
  • Use of a combination of presentation and group activities
  • Story telling of real-life situations
  • Interactive group discussions
  • Challenging the thinking of participants
  • Providing input to participants’ real-life situations

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who is involved in deciding business strategies and activities, managing projects, or is otherwise responsible for delivering results within an organization, (e.g. CEO, CFO, manager, supervisors, etc). There are no prerequisites for this course

Topics to be Discussed:

It is divided up into five sections:
• The Stages and Tasks of Problem Solving
• Targeting
• Idea Generating
• Decision Making
• Implementing

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Leadership and Supervisory Skills (Basic and Advanced)

Course Duration: 1 Day

This course provides a hefty discussion on how to take the next step and make big decisions. It allows leaders to revisit their perspectives and see a holistic and balanced approach to handling varying business situations and making decisions. It also gives a clearer understanding of where their place is in the business and how they can influence people through changes. This module also helps leaders see their role as a mentor, a counselor, a coach, and someone who inspires. 


  • To help leaders/supervisors understand their place in the business as well as how their values are important to the organization.
  • To realize the importance of looking at things one can control.
  • To learn how to set SMART Goals
  • To learn how to guide and inspire others.
  • To understand how people react to change and how leaders can deal with those reactions.
  • To learn the importance of feedback.


  • Self Assessments
  • Activities
  • Video Clips
  • Interactive Group Discussions
  • Sharing and Story-telling
  • Worksheets
  • Fun Discoveries

Who Should Attend: 

Anyone leading a team and influencing people to deliver results for their business.

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