Category: Career Development

Learn new skills in Lake Charles

February 23rd, 2018 by

Enhance your career in Lake Charles!

TapRooT® Techniques are designed for everyone, from new learners to expert. In two days, you’ll absorb the TapRooT® Essentials to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Best of all, you will have the advantage of professional training in your skill set and on your resume!

For the Two-Day TapRooT® Techniques course, we’ll congregate at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles on March 6-7. Enjoy the Golden Nugget’s ample amenities; take a break on the waterfront; or soak up history or local art. Use our Lake Charles Pinterest to help you plan.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their facility for a team exercise. Bring either written reports or, alternately, you may offer an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people; each team will analyze a different problem during the course.

Register here for a career-changing experience.

Come learn with us in Lisbon

February 23rd, 2018 by

Meet us in Lisbon!

TapRooT® Techniques are designed for everyone, from beginners to experts. In two days, you will learn the TapRooT® Essentials to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. At course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, our online software service. Above all, you’ll have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

For the Two-Day TapRooT® Techniques course, we’ll assemble March 8-9 at the EVOLUTION Lisboa Hotel, in the heart of Lisbon, a 10-minute drive from the airport. Enjoy free WiFi and the spa and sauna while you’re there, or explore the surrounding Arroios neighborhood. Discover spots you may want to visit on our Lisbon Pinterest.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their facility for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, and each team will analyze a different problem during during our coursework.

Register here for a course that will advance your career.

On the road with TapRooT®: Portland, Oregon

February 23rd, 2018 by

Join us in the Pacific Northwest!

From beginners to experts, TapRooT® Techniques are designed for everyone. In the span of our two-day course, you will learn the TapRooT® Essentials to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your wheelhouse and on your resume!

For the Two-Day TapRooT® Techniques course, we’ll gather at Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center on March 21-22. The centrally located Courtyard offers just-out-the-door convenience to enjoy Portland’s local highlights, or to simply take a refreshing walk. You can also discover gems to explore on our Portland Pinterest.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their facility for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

Register here to advance your professional development.

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

February 20th, 2018 by

Are you professionally trained in investigative problem solving and root cause analysis? Are you TapRooT® trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents? If so, browse through these openings to advance your professional development.

Safety Specialist II – III

Associate-Senior Engineer Nuclear (Electrical)

QHSSE Advisor

Service Delivery Coordinator

The advantage of training speaks volumes on your resume, and the career you’ve prepared for will stand out to employers worldwide who are looking for candidates with TapRooT® training and skills. Check out these upcoming courses.

Lisbon, Portugal, March 8, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Charlotte, NC, March 19, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Portland, OR, March 21, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Bogota, Colombia, March 21, 2018, 3-Day TapRooT® Equifactor®

Brisbane, Australia, March 26, 2018, 1-Day TapRooT® Equifactor®

The Pursuit of Happiness

February 19th, 2018 by

What does happiness mean to you? Often we find that answer in what we are pursuing: better relationships, an ideal career, a comfortable lifestyle. But what if chasing happiness makes us more unhappy? One researcher learned just that! Emily Esfahani Smith researched how to live a meaningful and fulfilling life and believes there are 4 basic pillars. The first, second and third are no surprise but the fourth pillar may be something you’ve never considered before that just may change the course of your life for the better.

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

February 12th, 2018 by

 

It takes less than 20 seconds for a hiring manager to make a decision about you based on your resume so make it stand out! Employers worldwide are interested in candidates with solid investigation and root cause analysis skills. Take your training and your record of improvements with you to your next interview. Here are some recent openings for candidates with TapRooT® root cause analysis skills:

Safety Advisor

HSE Site Supervisor

Safety Spc II – III

Lead Engineer – DOT Compliance

We have upcoming courses in these locations. Register today and advance your career!

Monterrey, Mexico, March 5, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Lake Charles, LA, March 6, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Lisbon, Portugal, March 8, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Charlotte, NC, March 19, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Portland, OR, March 21, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

 

Refresh your knowledge with 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

February 7th, 2018 by

Stay sharp and keep pace with TapRooT® software technology as well as new developments in incident investigation and root cause analysis. If you haven’t taken a TapRooT® course in a few years, you’ll enjoy the boost that comes with new knowledge and strengthening your skills. Here are some comments from recent attendees:

“The 2-Day course was clear, concise, engaging and interesting.” ~ K. Malcolm

“It was a good refresher after taking the 5-day four years ago.” ~ N. Ferrell

“Hands-on exercises will help on the job.” ~ K. Blackmon

Invest in your career possibilities. Join us for an upcoming course and refresh your knowledge and skills.

Register

Lake Charles, LA, March 6

Lisbon, Portugal, March 8

Sydney, Australia, March 13

Calgary, Canada, March 13

Singapore, March 15

Perth, Australia, March 19

Bogota, Colombia, March 21

Portland, Oregon, March 21

Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 4

 

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

January 29th, 2018 by

Where do you see your career going? Are experiences that fuel your fire factored into your plans? Explore these current opportunities for job seekers with TapRooT® skills:

EHS Manager

Engineer, Maintenance & Reliability

HSE Manager, Improvement & Assurance

HSE Site Supervisor

Machinery Engineer

We have upcoming TapRooT® courses in these locations. Register today and advance your career!

Singapore, March 15, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Training

Newcastle, Australia, March 26, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Essentials

Houston, Texas, April 9, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Techniques

Sao Paula, Brazil, May 21, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Training

Is the information you’ve gathered for your investigation in this pile… somewhere?

January 24th, 2018 by

 

Are you frustrated with the amount of paper on your desk related to incidents you are investigating?

Do you spend too much time looking for information you know you have… somewhere.

Are you having a hard time finding the missing pieces to the investigation puzzle that will help you find and fix problems at your facility once and for all?

Then you need TapRooT® software!

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis software is used by investigators as a central repository for their root cause investigations. The software helps to streamline the process, organize information and save critical data.

Some essential tasks investigators use the software for are to:

  • create SnapCharT®s (a timeline leading to the incident) that are easy to read and re-order as they collect new information.
  • organize evidence collection.
  • run causal factors (mistakes, errors or equipment failures) through the Root Cause Tree® to determine the real root causes.
  • look up questions they may have in the Root Cause Tree® Dictionary.
  • develop fixes with the Corrective Action Helper®.
  • create management reports.

How can you receive a free 3-month subscription to try it for yourself? Sign up for a 2-day TapRooT® course! In the 2-day course, you will learn everything you need to know about how to conduct a TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Investigation and an opportunity to practice in the software.

“[The course] gave us the opportunity to complete an example event in the software.
Most classes don’t allow you time to learn objectives taught, including software.” ~ A. Garcia

REGISTER for an upcoming course:

Lake Charles, LA, March 6

Lisbon, Portugal, March 8

Sydney, Australia, March 13

Calgary, Canada, March 13

Singapore, March 15

Perth, Australia, March 19

Bogota, Colombia, March 21

Portland, Oregon, March 21

Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 4

 

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

January 22nd, 2018 by


You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do. Maximize your career potential with training. Here are some recent listings for candidates with TapRooT® skills:

Lead Engineer – DOT Compliance

Associate-Senior Engineer (Electrical) Nuclear

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Global Business Unit Quality Manager

Associate Director, Environmental Health & Safety

We have upcoming courses in these locations. Register today and advance your career!

Johannesburg, South Africa, February 19, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Monterrey, Mexico, March 5, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Lake Charles, LA, March 6, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Lisbon, Portugal, March 8, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Charlotte, NC, March 19, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Portland, OR, March 21, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Three Words that Stifle Stimulation!

January 22nd, 2018 by

The following article is reprinted with permission of its author, Vincent Ivan Phipps, M.A., CSP. We are pleased that Mr. Phipps is a keynote speaker at the upcoming 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit.  You can purchase his new book, Lead Out Loud, and learn how to unlock your personal excellence by clicking here. Learn more at CommunicationVIP.com. And last but not least, don’t forget to register for the Summit and meet him in person!Fewer things are more enjoyable than knowing you are respected and appreciated so avoid the words that can stifle effective stimulation during effective communication. These words are featured in the book, “Lead Out Loud: Keys to Unlock Your Professional Excellence!” are called, Fire Terms©: words or phrases that can increase defensiveness.

1. But

“But” cancels out everything that was said before it and tells that person that the speaker only cares about what came after it. For example, if you said to someone, “I hear your point, but,” What you are really saying is, “I did not hear your point. In fact I probably didn’t listen to all of it. What I think is important is my own idea.” Imagine if someone you cared about told you, “I love you, but…”

2. Never

“Never” makes an unconditional and unqualified statement. Few things are so definite that they will never happen. It will only take one instance to prove a “never” statement wrong. It makes it seem like you exaggerate and it reduces your credibility.

3. Basically

“Basically” is a filler word that is often substituted for, “yes”. If it is, “yes”, just say “yes”. Using basically can make you seem indecisive or as if there is additional information being left out.

Whether in the living room or the board room, avoid these and other Fire Terms to amplify the stimulation of communication!

Weekly Wisdom: Success does not equal value.

January 16th, 2018 by

Do you agree? Click one of the social media icons above and share this idea. You never know, you could be the one to set someone on an entirely different and positive path today!

Job Postings

January 15th, 2018 by

Discover the career opportunities below for candidates with TapRooT® skills at facilities around the world.

Get trained soon to open up your job opportunities for the new year. Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

EHS Manager II

EHS Manager

Reliability Engineer

Reliability Engineering Supervisor

Electronic Specialty Gas Customer Quality Manager

HSE Site Supervisor

Check out our complete listing of 2-day TapRooT® trainings around the world here and register today!

Job Postings

January 8th, 2018 by

Discover the career opportunities below for candidates with TapRooT® skills at facilities around the world.

Get trained soon to open up your job opportunities for the new year. Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

Electronic Specialty Gas Customer Quality Manager

Health System Specialist

HES Ops Specialist

Safety Coordinator

Mgr, EHS Gnrlist

Quality Advisor

Global Business Unit Quality Manager

Check out our complete listing of 2-day TapRooT® trainings around the world here and register today!

4 Steps to Playing like a Champion in 2018

January 8th, 2018 by


Ever wonder what your life would feel like if you had the knowledge to live life at the top of your game? Champions know how to compete, but they are not born that way. Every champion has to first learn how to qualify for the game before they even get a chance to compete for the win.

So, how do you qualify to play?

First

Begin today by forming a mental picture of where you want to be. If you can form a strong mental picture and rehearse it, your brain will find a way to get you there. Write it down.  Read it daily.

Second

Expect setbacks and move past them. Let them be lessons learned that propel you forward not anchors that weigh you down. A champion is an ordinary individual who persists through obstacles. Are expectations causing you stress? Don’t put the high expectations of others in a negative light.  Expectations are really support… a belief that you can accomplish a goal.

Third

Stay focused on your mental picture of success and support yourself with positive affirmations. If you are not telling yourself that you are capable of success every single day, there is no way you are going to experience it. If you are waiting for someone else to believe in you, they are probably waiting for you to believe in yourself. Stay positive.

Fourth

Strive for improvement. You will experience wins practicing these steps but regardless of your achievements, operate under the goal of self-improvement. So, practice these steps to qualify to play, and then join us at the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit to continue improving! Boaz Rauchwerger is our special keynote speaker on Wednesday, February 28 at 12:30 p.m., presenting “Play Like a Champion Every Day.” After his keynote, he will be presenting “Improve People Skills and Become More Productive” in a best practice session from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm on the Alternative Sessions Track.

Boaz Rauchwerger is Speaker of the Year for Vistage International, the world’s largest organization of CEO’s. He is the founder and president of Boaz Power Corp., a Los Angeles-based high performance consulting firm. He is also an internationally-known professional business speaker for major corporations such as American Airlines, Xerox, and Toyota.

Previously, Boaz was a newspaper publisher, owned his own advertising agency and has produced corporate films as well as a network television show. He is the author of “How to Create Exceptional Outcomes – Become the CEO of a Very Successful Life.” Boaz holds a degree in journalism, public relations and advertising from the University of Tulsa.

Join us for his game-changing presentations and live your life like a champion in 2018!

Register today!

Learn more.

Successful People Support Other’s Success

January 4th, 2018 by

The following article is reprinted with permission of its author, Vincent Ivan Phipps, M.A., CSP. We are pleased that Mr. Phipps is a keynote speaker at the upcoming 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit.  You can purchase his new book, Lead Out Loud, and learn how to unlock your personal excellence by clicking here. Learn more at CommunicationVIP.com. And last but not least, don’t forget to register for the Summit and meet him in person!

Stop making New Year’s Resolutions promising to focus more on yourself. Instead, channel that energy towards supporting others.

Be honest, how do you feel when you see others accomplishing their dreams and goals? Are you disappointed, jealous, angered, or motivated?

A “hater” is a term used to describe someone who says negative comments about others who are doing well. Don’t be a hater! Be a congratulator! Be the type of person who is happy and supportive of the success of others.

When you are unable to be happy for others, it reflects your own insecurity. When others hate on you, they do not really hate you. The truth is, their negative feeling has nothing to do with your accomplishment. The negativity that pessimistic people project is more about their awareness of their lack of effort.

Do the following to show support to others:

  1. Point out significant accomplishes with specific results.
  2. Tell others how their efforts and contributions have positive impacts.
  3. Share the success of others by saying or sending complimentary messages.

A successful, determined, focused, and disciplined person is happy for another who makes the commitment to greatness, because excellence recognizes excellence. In this New Year, make a commitment to be supportive for others and encourage them to be successful.

Job postings

January 1st, 2018 by

Discover the career opportunities below for candidates with TapRooT® skills at facilities around the world.

Get trained soon to open up your job opportunities for the new year. Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

Health & Safety Specialist/Engineer/Advisor
Reliability Engineering Supervisor
Field Service Manager
EHS Manager II
Process Safety Specialist
Quality Advisor

Check out our complete listing of 2-day TapRooT® trainings around the world here and register today!

Job postings

December 18th, 2017 by

Discover the career opportunities below for candidates with TapRooT® skills at facilities around the world.

Get trained soon to open up your job opportunities for the new year. Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

Reliability Engineering Supervisor
Safety Specialist II
Reliability Engineer
Patient Safety Assistant Coordinator
Production Engineer
Operational Safety Advisor

Check out our complete listing of 2-day TapRooT® trainings around the world here and register today!

Gift yourself! (Santa has your back)

December 13th, 2017 by

Do you have the feeling that you have the ability to do more in your career in 2018 but are unsure of how to get going? Why not think about giving a gift to yourself?

Click here to learn more.

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