Category: Career Development

Join the Smart Conversation: If It’s Wednesday, It’s TapRooT® on Facebook Live, Noon EST

August 22nd, 2018 by

It’s TapRooT® time! Join us today at noon EST when knowledgeable TapRooT® professionals will present a workplace-relevant Facebook Live discussion that brings you insights and improvements to implement in your job and to include in other roles in your organization.

We look forward to being with you on Wednesdays! Here’s how to connect with us for today’s Facebook Live:

Where? https://www.facebook.com/RCATapRooT/

When? Today, Wednesday, August 22

What Time? Noon Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Central | 10:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 a.m. Pacific

Do your own investigation into our courses and discover what TapRooT® can do for you; contact us or call us: 865.539.2139.

Save the date for our upcoming 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit, March 11-15, 2019, in the Houston, Texas, area at La Torretta Lake Resort.

TapRooT® Around the World: Bogota, Colombia

August 21st, 2018 by

Here’s a peek into the recent 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course in Bogota, Colombia, taught by TapRooT® Instructor Piedad Colmenares. In a 2-Day TapRooT® course, you will grasp how to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of any issue and/or incident, learning from one of our expert instructors. Many thanks to Piedad for sharing these great pictures of action and insights into the interactive learning during the course!

Put yourself in the picture by becoming trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents. Register today for a TapRooT® course and gain advantage, experience, and expertise from our professional instructors. Here are some of our upcoming courses:

Bogota, Colombia, August 29, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Perth, Australia, September 3, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Brisbane, Australia, September 4, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Newcastle, Australia, September 12, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Denver, Colorado, September 18, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Calgary, Canada, September 24, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Bogota, Colombia, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 1, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Aberdeen, Scotland, October 08, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course

Knoxville, Tennessee, October 15, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 17, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 18, 2018: Special 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis Course

Bogota, Colombia, October 22, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course

Seattle, Washington, October 24, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 29, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Orlando, Florida, November 8, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

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

We are global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out here to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

Tune in tomorrow for TapRooT®’s Facebook Live, noon EST

August 21st, 2018 by

Join our Facebook Live session tomorrow as TapRooT® professionals share insights designed to expand your knowledge base and sharpen your expertise and performance. We’ll be discussing Ken Reed’s recent post “Do LinkedIn Posts Encourage Poor Investigations?”

Connect with us tomorrow—and every Wednesday—for the TapRooT® discussion on Facebook Live. Make it a recurring event in your calendar—a good habit that will produce game-changing results. Put a reminder in your computer and smartphone to tune in on Wednesdays, noon EST. As always, feel free to comment on the discussion via our Facebook page.

Here’s how to join us tomorrow for the Facebook Live conversation:

Where? https://www.facebook.com/RCATapRooT/

When? Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22, 2018

What Time? Noon Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Central | 10:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 a.m. Pacific

As you glean takeaways from the Facebook Live discussion, make plans to become immersed in best practices and learn state-of-the-art techniques at the 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit.

The Summit consistently earns the highest possible reviews from attendees. Using the TapRooT® System, attendees report documented constant improvement in workplace practices and reliability; dramatically improved statistics in problems, incidents and accidents, and losses; improvement efforts in process reliability that net significant financial savings, often hundreds of millions saved.

Save the date for the 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit, March 11-15, 2019, in the Houston, Texas, area at La Torretta Lake Resort.

Do your own investigation into our courses and discover what TapRooT® can do for you. Contact us or call us at 865.539.2139 to pinpoint how we can best meet your needs.

Learn TapRooT® in Seattle

August 20th, 2018 by

Register here for TapRooT® Training on October 24, 2018, in Seattle, Washington: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training.

Exposure to the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training in Seattle will equip you to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and other types of problems. Essential Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®.

A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can be a professional game changer for you. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn that you can immediately apply! Start your personal and professional growth in Seattle.  

While in the shadow of the iconic, 605-foot-tall Space Needle spire, you will want to get out and about. Below, to route you to points of interest and incredible edibles, we’ve included highlights of this seaport city. Dscover even more gems to explore on our Seattle Pinterest board.

A coastal walk, a satisfying seafood feast, and a connection with Seattle’s quirky culture and its walkable, breathtaking scenery—there’s something in Seattle that you will want to discover.

Experience Seattle

Lean into the beauty that is Puget Sound. Take a cruise or ferry across this immense Pacific Ocean inlet, along its forested shores, and delight in sailing smooth salt waters. Puget Sound has more than 170 islands, some connected by bridges, so there’s much to explore here. Kayaking and boating, hiking and biking, birding, whale-watching, diving and snorkeling, golfing—the Sound is rich in recreative adventures.

Soar over Seattle as Wings Over Washington transports you on a virtual aerial ride of the whole state—from Mount Ranier’s glacier-topped peaks to Olympic National Park’s seashore cliffs.

If you are up for a great view from the heights, overlook Elliott Bay from the Seattle Great Wheel (the West Coast’s tallest ferris wheel). Walk along Waterfront Park for inspiring views. Wander through masterworks along the zigzag path of the Olympic Sculpture Park. 

Take in aircraft and space vehicles plus historical exhibits at the Museum of Flight. Explore flight simulators, get a feel for what pilots experience, see the aviation pavilion and watch a 3D movie, and take a Boeing field tour.

For an artistic must-do in Seattle, visit Chihuly Garden and Glass, the international glass headquarters of Fulbright Fellowship recipient Dale Chihuly, and browse the Glasshouse. 

Taste Seattle

Can you say “pancake heaven”? Take a fork to breakfast at Portage Bay, its four locations serve up hefty portions and, yes, you might want to make a reservation.   

You may not be shopping for seafood, but duck into the very entertaining Pike Place Market that overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront. It’s among the oldest continuously operated farmers market in America, serving patrons since August 17, 1907. Have dinner here, browse some of the independent shops, or taste-test excellent Northwestern adult beverages. For an eatery inside the market, sit down at Place Pigalle.

Chocoholics will want to investigate the free samples and perhaps a tour of Theo Chocolate Factory, a frontrunner in sustainable and organic cocoa bean practices that bills itself as “a company rooted in chocolate.”

Enjoy gazing over glistening waters of Elliott Bay while dining at Elliott’s Oyster House. Or, choose from among the eateries at Pier 57’s Miners Landing. Try the Salmon Cooker for fast, good, and relatively inexpensive fare. The Cooker serves up Alder-smoked salmon, halibut, and cod, classic fish and chips and clam chowder, as well as fresh oysters, Dungeness crab, shrimp and crab cocktails, and beer. Finish off with homemade ice cream. Try one of the other Miners Landing restaurants—the Crab Pot or Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar. There’s also Alaskan Sourdough Bakery, which offers breakfast in addition to baked goods. Another eatery to try is AQUA by El Gaucho for both fresh seafood and custom-aged steaks.

For those fond of cider, check out the award-garnering Schilling Cider House. The cider shop offers more than 30 craft ciders and features tastings and classes. 

Of course, we can’t leave Seattle without a coffee encounter since it’s home to the following roasters and servers and then some.

If tea is more your taste, visit among these tea hotspots to find your best hot brew.

Register here for TapRooT® Training on October 24, 2018, in Seattle, Washington: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training.

TapRooT® is global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

August 20th, 2018 by

When you have the expertise of TapRooT® training on your resume, you’re communicating to others the level of your career development. Professional training and skill sets in investigation, problem-solving, and root cause analysis convey competency to the prospective employer. If you have TapRooT® training and skills, explore your professional advancement through one of these global opportunities.

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

QHSE Manager

HSE Advisor 

HSE Inspector

MWD Specialist

HSE Manager

Specialist HES Operations

HSE Technical & Administrative Assistant 

Patient Safety Analyst

Health & Safety Advisor

Safety Specialist/Safety Officer 

Site Safety Coordinator

Safety Coordinator

Nurse

Specialist HSE

SHE Coordinator

If you are not TapRooT® trained, becoming TapRooT® trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents is the proven path to develop your skills and training. Pursue your goals through these TapRooT® courses to advance your professional development and your career.

Monterrey, Mexico, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Bogota, Colombia, August 29, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Bogota, Colombia, August 29, 2018: 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course

Bogota, Colombia, August 31, 2018: 1-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis Course

Perth, Australia, September 3, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Brisbane, Australia, September 4, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Newcastle, Australia, September 12, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Denver, Colorado, September 18, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Calgary, Canada, September 24: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Atlanta, Georgia: September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 1, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Aberdeen, Scotland, October 8, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Dubai, UAE, October 14: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Knoxville, Tennessee, October 15, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 17, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Seattle, Washington, October 24, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Houston, Texas, November 8, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Orlando, Florida, November 8, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Singapore, Singapore, November 15, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out here to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

Weekly Wisdom

August 20th, 2018 by

It’s Facebook Live Wednesday! Join TapRooT® at Noon EST

August 15th, 2018 by

Join our Facebook Live session today as TapRooT® professionals Ken Reed and Benna Dortch discuss human factors. As you listen and glean takeaways from this discussion, start making plans to learn even more from the Human Factor Track at the 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit, designed to share best practices and the latest state-of-the-art techniques to improve human performance. That’s only part of what you’ll get through attending the Human Factor Track at the 2019 Summit.

Plan ahead to tune in for next week’s Wednesday with FB Live. Put a reminder on your calendar, in your phone, or a post-it on your forehead to tune in for TapRooT®’s FB Live. Dig in with us as we explore a workplace-relevant topic with takeaways. And, as always, feel free to join the discussion via comments on our Facebook page.

Here’s the scoop for tuning in:

Where? https://www.facebook.com/RCATapRooT/

When? Today, Wednesday, August 15, 2018

What Time? Noon Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Central | 10:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 a.m. Pacific

Do your own investigation into our courses and discover what TapRooT® can do for you; contact us or call us: 865.539.2139.

Save the date for our upcoming 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit, March 11-15, 2019, in the Houston, Texas, area at La Torretta Lake Resort.

Weekly Wisdom

August 13th, 2018 by

 

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

August 13th, 2018 by

When you have the expertise of TapRooT® training on your resume, you’re communicating to others the level of your career development. Professional training and skill sets in investigation, problem-solving, and root cause analysis convey competency to the prospective employer. If you have TapRooT® training and skills, explore your professional advancement through one of these global opportunities.

Specialist HES Operations

Senior Process Engineer

HSE Technical & Administrative Assistant 

Patient Safety Analyst

HES Drilling Specialist

Safety Specialist/Safety Officer 

Service Specialist

HSE Associate Coordinator

Service Operator 

Associate- Senior Engineer Nuclear

Site Safety Coordinator

Safety Coordinator

Nurse

Senior Safety Advisor

Specialist HSE

SHE Coordinator

Project Operations Manager 

If you are not TapRooT® trained, becoming TapRooT® trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents is the proven path to develop your skills and training. Pursue your goals through these TapRooT® courses to advance your professional development and your career.

Adelaide, Australia, August 21, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Monterrey, Mexico, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Bogota, Colombia, August 29, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Bogota, Colombia, August 29, 2018: 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course

Bogota, Colombia, August 31, 2018: 1-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis Course

Perth, Australia, September 3, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Brisbane, Australia, September 4, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Newcastle, Australia, September 12, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Denver, Colorado, September 18, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Calgary, Canada, September 24: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Atlanta, Georgia: September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 1, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Aberdeen, Scotland, October 8, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Dubai, UAE, October 14: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Knoxville, Tennessee, October 15, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 17, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Seattle, Washington, October 24, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Houston, Texas, November 8, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Orlando, Florida, November 8, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Singapore, Singapore, November 15, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out here to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

Tune in Today: TapRooT® Has News You Can Use, Noon EST

August 8th, 2018 by

It’s TapRooT® time! Join us today at noon EST when knowledgeable TapRooT® professionals will present a workplace-relevant Facebook Live discussion that brings you insights and improvements for your work, your job, your company, and your life.

We ‘re excited to be with you on Wednesdays! Feel free to add comments on TapRoot®’s Facebook page during the discussion. Here’s how to connect with us for today’s Facebook Live:

Where? https://www.facebook.com/RCATapRooT/

When? Wednesday, August 8

What Time? Noon Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Central | 10:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 a.m. Pacific

Do your own investigation into our courses and discover what TapRooT® can do for you; contact us or call us: 865.539.2139.

Save the date for our upcoming 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit, March 11-15, 2019, in the Houston, Texas, area at La Torretta Lake Resort.

TapRooT® Around the World: Onsite, Topaz Marine, Baku, Azerbaijan

August 7th, 2018 by

Enjoy a glimpse into a recent 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training, held onsite at Topaz Marine, in Baku, Azerbaijan, taught by TapRooT® instructor Per Ohstrom. We appreciate Per passing along these great images of teamwork and the learning process!

Through TapRooT® Training with our exceptional instructors, these students learned to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems.

Take a course taught by one of our expert TapRooT® instructors and you will understand how to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of any issue and/or incident.

Put yourself in the picture by becoming trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents. Register today for a TapRooT® course and gain advantage, experience, and expertise from our professional instructors. Here are some of our upcoming courses:

Adealaide, Australia, August 21, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Monterrey, Mexico, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Bogota, Colombia, August 29, 2018: 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis Course

Perth, Australia, September 03, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Brisbane, Australia, September 04, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Newcastle, Australia, September 12, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Denver, CO, September 18, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Calgary, Canada, September 24, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Atlanta, GA, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 01, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

San Antonio, TX, October 03, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

We are global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out here to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

Tune in Tomorrow for TapRooT®’s Facebook Live, Noon EST

August 7th, 2018 by

It’s TapRooT® time! Join us tomorrow at noon EST when knowledgeable TapRooT® professionals will present a workplace-relevant Facebook Live discussion that brings you insights and improvements for your work, your job, your company, and your life.

We look forward to being with you on Wednesdays! Here’s how to connect with us for tomorrow’s Facebook Live:

Where? https://www.facebook.com/RCATapRooT/

When? Wednesday, August 8

What Time? Noon Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Central | 10:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 a.m. Pacific

Do your own investigation into our courses and discover what TapRooT® can do for you; contact us or call us: 865.539.2139.

Save the date for our upcoming 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit, March 11-15, 2019, in the Houston, Texas, area at La Torretta Lake Resort.

Monday Accidents & Lessons Learned: Dumping the Electronic Flight Bag En Route

August 6th, 2018 by

The electronic flight bag (EFB) has demonstrated improved capability to display aviation information such as airport charts, weather, NOTAMs, performance data, flight releases, and weight and balance. This portable electronic hardware has proven facilitative for flight crews in efficiently performing management tasks. While the EFB provides many advantages and extensive improvements for the aviation community in general and for pilots specifically, some unexpected operational threats have surfaced.

NASA’s Aviation Safety and Reporting System (ASRS) has received reports that describe various kinds of EFB anomalies. Today’s particular instance relates to EFB operation in a particular phase of flight:

An ERJ175 pilot attempted to expand the EFB display during light turbulence. Difficulties stemming from the turbulence and marginal EFB location rendered the EFB unusable, so the pilot chose to disregard the EFB entirely.

“We were on short final, perhaps 2,000 feet above field elevation. [It had been a] short and busy flight. I attempted to zoom in to the Jepp Chart, currently displayed on my EFB, to reference some information. The EFB would not respond to my zooming gestures. After multiple attempts, the device swapped pages to a different chart. I was able to get back to the approach page but could not read it without zooming. I attempted to zoom again but, with the light turbulence, I could not hold my arm steady enough to zoom. [There is] no place to rest your arm to steady your hand because of the poor mounting location on the ERJ175.

“After several seconds of getting distracted by…this EFB device, I realized that I was … heads-down for way too long and not paying enough attention to the more important things (e.g., acting as PM). I did not have the information I needed from the EFB. I had inadvertently gotten the EFB onto a company information page, which is bright white rather than the dark nighttime pages, so I turned off my EFB and continued the landing in VMC without the use of my EFB. I asked the PF to go extra slowly clearing the runway to allow me some time to get the taxi chart up after landing.

“… I understand that the EFB is new and there are bugs. This goes way beyond the growing pains. The basic usability is unreliable and distracting. In the cockpit, the device is nearly three feet away from the pilot’s face, mounted almost vertically, at a height level with your knees. All [EFB] gestures in the airplane must be made from the shoulder, not the wrist. Add some turbulence to that, and you have a significant heads-down distraction in the cockpit.”

The award-winning publication and monthly safety newsletter, CALLBACK, from NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System, shares reports, such as the one above, that reveal current issues, incidents, and episodes of some common problems that pilots have experienced. In this issue, we learned about precursor events that have occurred during the EFB’s adolescence.

Circumstances can crop up anywhere at any time if proper sequence and procedures are not planned and followed. We encourage you to learn and use the TapRooT® System to apprehend situations and find and fix problems. Attend one of our courses. Among our offerings are a basic 2-Day Course and an advanced 5-Day Course. You may also contact us about having a course at your site.

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

August 6th, 2018 by

When you have the expertise of TapRooT® training on your resume, you’re communicating to others the level of your career development. Professional training and skill sets in investigation, problem-solving, and root cause analysis convey competency to the prospective employer. If you have TapRooT® training and skills, explore your professional advancement through one of these global opportunities.

Associate- Senior Engineer Nuclear

Site Safety Coordinator

Safety Coordinator

Senior Safety Advisor

Specialist HSE

SHE Coordinator

Project Operations Manager 

Patient Safety Analyst

Quality Inspector

Field Operations Excellence Leader 

If you are not TapRooT® trained, becoming TapRooT® trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents is the proven path to develop your skills and training. Pursue your goals through these TapRooT® courses to advance your professional development and your career.

Nashville, Tennessee, August 13, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Adelaide, Australia, August 21, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Monterrey, Mexico, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Newcastle, Australia, September 12, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Calgary, Canada, September 24: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 1, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Aberdeen, Scotland, October 8, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Dubai, UAE, October 14: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 17, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Singapore, Singapore, November 15, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out here to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

TapRooT® Around the World: Sao Paulo, Brazil

August 3rd, 2018 by

Here’s a peek into a recent 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Sao Paulo, Brazil, taught by TapRooT® instructors Boris Risnic and Marcelo Marquez. Many thanks to Marcelo for passing along these insightful images!

Through TapRooT® Training with our exceptional instructors, these students learned to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems.

Take a course taught by one of our expert TapRooT® instructors and you will understand how to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of any issue and/or incident.

Put yourself in the picture by becoming trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents. Register today for a TapRooT® course and gain advantage, experience, and expertise from our professional instructors. Here are some of our upcoming courses:

Adealaide, Australia, August 21, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Monterrey, Mexico, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Bogota, Colombia, August 29, 2018: 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis Course

Perth, Australia, September 03, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Brisbane, Australia, September 04, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Newcastle, Australia, September 12, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Denver, CO, September 18, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Calgary, Canada, September 24, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Atlanta, GA, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 01, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

San Antonio, TX, October 03, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

We are global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out here to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

TapRooT® Around The World: Bogota, Colombia

August 3rd, 2018 by

Many thanks to, Diana Munevar, for sending in these great course photos from last weeks TapRooT® Training class in Bogota, Colombia.

Put yourself in the picture by becoming trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents. Register today for a TapRooT® course and gain advantage, experience, and expertise from our professional instructors. Click here to view some of our upcoming courses.

TapRooT® Around the World: Onsite, Oman, Sohar Aluminium

August 2nd, 2018 by

The Sohar Aluminium project team in Oman learned a lot and had a great class. Many thanks to Randy Creek for sharing these pictures!

Through TapRooT® Training with our exceptional instructors, these students learned to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems.

Take a course taught by one of our expert TapRooT® instructors and you will understand how to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of any issue and/or incident.

Put yourself in the picture by becoming trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents. Register today for a TapRooT® course and gain advantage, experience, and expertise from our professional instructors. Here are some of our upcoming courses:

Adealaide, Australia, August 21, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Monterrey, Mexico, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Bogota, Colombia, August 29, 2018: 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis Course

Perth, Australia, September 03, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Brisbane, Australia, September 04, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Newcastle, Australia, September 12, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Denver, CO, September 18, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Calgary, Canada, September 24, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Atlanta, GA, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 01, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

San Antonio, TX, October 03, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

We are global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out here to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

TapRooT® Training in Calgary

August 1st, 2018 by

Register here for TapRooT® Training on September 24, 2018, in Calgary, Canada: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Register here for TapRooT® Training on November 29, 2018, in Calgary, Canada: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Exposure to the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training in Calgary will equip you to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and other types of problems. Essential Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®. In the Calgary 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training course, you’ll learn the Essential Techniques—including SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®—plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis, and Proactive Improvement.

A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can be a professional game changer for you. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn that you can immediately apply!

While in Calgary, you will want to get out and about. Below, to route you on the road to Calgary, we’ve included highlights of this Canadian city. Be sure to discover even more gems to explore on our Calgary Pinterest board.

Experience Calgary

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Located in the Canadian province of Alberta, Calgary is the gateway to the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. It’s also jam-packed with adventures, nightlife, foodie experiences, spectacular natural beauty, and urban mojo.

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Prince’s Island Park stretches along the Bow River, encompassing walking paths and bike lanes that line the riverbanks. You’ll catch sight of gardens and horse-drawn carriages along the pathway known as “River Walk,” which runs into the East Village and links with other bike paths. The bright red pedestrian Peace Bridge on the park’s west end is noted as a top architectural achievement.

In summer, it’s a playground; during the winter, it’s for downhilling, snowboarding, or cross country—the Canada Olympic Park, or WinSport. Built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and a year-round training ground for Olympians, the park offers mountain biking, a bobsled track, a ski-jump zip-line, and a luge.

Venture to 17 Avenue S.W., often called “the Red Mile,” to find bistros, coffee shops, boutiques, and terrific patios for al fresco dining.

Check out an amazing sculpture, “Wonderland,” on Centre Street and 6 Avenue.

Taste Calgary

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Take advantage of extraordinary dining experience to add to your taste of Calgary. Whether you’re after a well-crafted brew or a palate-pleasing, chef-prepared experience, Calgary has your order.

River Cafe: Resting on the riverbanks, the cafe is popular for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Eau Claire Market: At the entrance to Prince’s Island Park, the market hosts many restaurants as well as a food court, movie theater, and shops.

National Beer Hall: Stop in for an impressive selection of brews, good service and fare, and a fun atmosphere. Multiple locations.

Earls: Relish brunch, cocktails and happy hour, or the ever-expanding menu at the different locations around town.

The Metropolitan Grill: Bright, contemporary, and casual dining on Stephen Avenue—the grill serves up everything from steak to lobster mac and cheese.

Charcut Roast House: Known for its Alberta beef and prime rib, the Charcut Roast House prides itself on pleasing every palate.

Teatro: Expect to leave satisfied in this eatery featuring seasonal Mediterranean fare and international wines in a circa-1911 bank building. Reservations suggested.

Register here for TapRooT® Training on September 24, 2018, in Calgary, Canada: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Register here for TapRooT® Training on November 29, 2018, in Calgary, Canada: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

TapRooT® is global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

It’s TapRooT® Time! Join Us Today at Noon EST

August 1st, 2018 by

It’s TapRooT® time! Join us today at noon EST when knowledgeable TapRooT® professionals will present a workplace-relevant Facebook Live discussion that brings you insights and improvements for your work, your job, your company, and your life.

We look forward to being with you on Wednesdays! Here’s how to connect with us for today’s Facebook Live:

Where? https://www.facebook.com/RCATapRooT/

When? Today, Wednesday, August 1

What Time? Noon Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Central | 10:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 a.m. Pacific

Do your own investigation into our courses and discover what TapRooT® can do for you; contact us or call us: 865.539.2139.

Save the date for our upcoming 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit, March 11-15, 2019, in the Houston, Texas, area at La Torretta Lake Resort.

Explore Knoxville & Learn TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis

July 31st, 2018 by

Register here for TapRooT® Training on October 15, 2018, in Knoxville, Tennessee: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Exposure to the 5-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course in Knoxville will expand your professional knowledge. In two days, learn the TapRooT® Essentials to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and other types of problems. Essential Techniques include SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®, plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis and Proactive Improvement. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can be a professional game changer for you. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn that you can immediately apply!

While in Knoxville, you will want to get out and about. Below, to route you on the road to Knoxville, we’ve included highlights of this southeastern city. Be sure to discover even more local gems to explore on our Knoxville Pinterest board, and look for regional highlights on our East Tennessee Pinterest board

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Experience Knoxville

Ah, Knoxville in the fall. So much for you to see and savor, including nature’s paintbox of brilliant fall colors. Knoxville is a friendly city—its hospitality inviting you to open up to sporting events and nightlife, artists and art, live music and concerts, Broadway performances. Take advantage of our region’s breathtaking scenic drives and take a hike to immerse yourself in spectacular natural beauty. Experience an embarrassment of foodie havens, some mighty fine shopping, and the warmest Southern hospitality around. Sample our downtown winery and distilleries or hop on a Knox Brew Tour.

Here’s a smattering of suggestions for exploring, having good times, and making memories in the Marble City.

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Downtown Knoxville

1. Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902: This building dates to 1925 and besides information about our fair city, you’ll find award-winning WDVX and its famous Blue Plate Special.

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2. Market Square
3. Krutch Park (adjacent to Market Square)
4. East Tennessee Historical Society
5. Old City
6. Blue Slip Winery
7. Knox Whiskey Works

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8. PostModern Distilling
9. Boyd’s Jig & Reel
10. Knoxville Museum of Art
11. World’s Fair Park
12. Volunteer Landing Park
13. Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

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The University of Tennessee

15. The University of Tennessee, 2704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919,
and Neyland Stadium
16. The McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

Other fun attractions 

17. Zoo Knoxville
18. Knoxville Botanical Garden

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19. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
20. Cades Cove
21. Maple Hall Bowling
22. World’s Fair Park Sunsphere
23. Ijams Nature Center

24. Navitat Canopy Experience
25. The Muse

26. Cruze Farm Ice Cream
27. Pete’s Coffee Shop
28. Mast General Store

Here’s where to park, sorted by location.

Register here for our Knoxville 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course.

TapRooT® is global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

Join TapRooT® Tomorrow for Facebook Live at Noon EST

July 31st, 2018 by

Make plans now to join our knowledgeable TapRooT® professionals tomorrow for the weekly Facebook Live discussion that brings you insights and improvements for your workplace life.

We look forward to being with you on Wednesdays! Here’s how to connect with us for tomorrow’s Facebook Live:

Where? https://www.facebook.com/RCATapRooT/

When? Wednesday, August 1

What Time? Noon Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Central | 10:00 a.m. Mountain | 9:00 a.m. Pacific

Do your own investigation into our courses and discover what TapRooT® can do for you; contact us or call us: 865.539.2139.

Save the date for our upcoming 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit, March 11-15, 2019, in the Houston, Texas, area at La Torretta Lake Resort.

Monday Accidents & Lessons Learned: Zooming to “Too Low Terrain”

July 30th, 2018 by

When the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) platform—frequently a tablet device—was introduced as a human-machine interface into the aviation industry and the cockpit, the platform proved to  facilitate improvements for both pilots and the aviation community, but the human-machine interface has encountered operational threats in the early years of EFB utilization.

NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) has received reports that describe various kinds of EFB anomalies. One routine problem occurs when a pilot “zooms,” or expands the screen to enlarge a detail, and unknowingly “slides” important information off the screen, making it no longer visible. A second type of problem manifests itself in difficulty operating the EFB in specific flight or lighting conditions. Yet a third wrinkle relates to EFB operation in a particular flight phase.

Let’s look at what happened in an A319 when “zoom” went awry:

Prior to departure, an A319 crew had to manage multiple distractions. An oversight, a technique, and a subtle EFB characteristic all subsequently combined to produce a unrecognized controlled flight toward terrain.

“We received clearance from Billings Ground, ‘Cleared … via the Billings 4 Departure, climb via the SID.’ During takeoff on Runway 10L from Billings, we entered IMC. The Pilot Flying (PF) leveled off at approximately 4,600 feet MSL, heading 098 [degrees]. We received clearance for a turn to the southeast … to join J136. We initiated the turn and then requested a climb from ATC. ATC cleared us up to 15,000 feet. As I was inputting the altitude, we received the GPWS alert, ‘TOO LOW TERRAIN.’ Immediately, the PF went to Take Off/Go Around (TO/GA) Thrust and pitched the nose up. The Pilot Monitoring (PM) confirmed TO/GA Thrust and hit the Speed Brake handle … to ensure the Speed Brakes were stowed. Passing 7,000 feet MSL, the PM announced that the Minimum Sector Altitude (MSA) was 6,500 feet within 10 nautical miles of the Billings VOR. The PF reduced the pitch, then the power, and we began an open climb up to 15,000 feet MSL. The rest of the flight was uneventful.

“On the inbound leg [to Billings], the aircraft had experienced three APU auto shutdowns. This drove the Captain to start working with Maintenance Control. During the turn, after completion of the walkaround, I started referencing multiple checklists … to prepare for the non-normal, first deicing of the year. I then started looking at the standard items. It was during this time that I looked at the BILLINGS 4 Departure, [pages] 10-3 and 10-3-1. There are no altitudes on … page [10-3], so I referenced [page] 10-3-1. On [page] 10-3-1 for the BILLINGS 4 Departure at the bottom, I saw RWY 10L, so I zoomed in to read this line. When I did the zoom, it cut off the bottom of the page, which is the ROUTING. Here it clearly states, ‘Maintain 15,000 or assigned lower.’ I never saw this line. When we briefed prior to push, the departure was briefed as, ‘Heading 098, climb to 4,600 feet MSL’; so neither the PF nor the PM saw the number 15,000 feet MSL. The 45-minute turn was busy with multiple nonstandard events. The weather was not great. However, that is no excuse for missing the 15,000-foot altitude on the SID.”

The award-winning publication and monthly safety newsletter, CALLBACK, from NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System, shares reports, such as the one above, that reveal current issues, incidents, and episodes.

Circumstances can crop up anywhere at any time if proper sequence and procedures are not planned and followed. We encourage you to learn and use the TapRooT® System to apprehend, find, and fix problems. Attend one of our courses. We offer a basic 2-Day Course and an advanced 5-Day Course. You may also contact us about having a course at your site.

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

July 30th, 2018 by

When you have the expertise of TapRooT® training on your resume, you’re communicating to others the level of your career development. Professional training and skill sets in investigation, problem-solving, and root cause analysis convey competency to the prospective employer. If you have TapRooT® training and skills, explore your professional advancement through one of these global opportunities.

Patient Safety Analyst

Safety Representative HSE

Field Engineer II

Field Engineer II

Principal Engineer/Manager

Field Operations Excellence Leader 

Associate- Senior Engineer Nuclear

If you are not TapRooT® trained, becoming TapRooT® trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents is the proven path to develop your skills and training. Pursue your goals through these TapRooT® courses to advance your professional development and your career.

Nashville, Tennessee, August 13, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Adelaide, Australia, August 21, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Monterrey, Mexico, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Newcastle, Australia, September 12, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Calgary, Canada, September 24: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 1, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Aberdeen, Scotland, October 8, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Dubai, UAE, October 14: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 17, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Singapore, Singapore, November 15, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out here to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

Get TapRooT® Trained in San Antonio

July 29th, 2018 by

Register here for TapRooT® Training on October 3, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

The 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training in San Antonio will exponentially expand your professional knowledge. In two days, you will learn the TapRooT® Essentials to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and other types of problems. Essential Techniques include SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree®, & Corrective Action Helper®. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can be a professional game changer for you. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn that you can immediately apply.

While in San Antonio, you will want to check out the city. To route you on the road to San Antonio, we’ve included highlights below of this enchanting city in Texas. Be sure to discover even more gems to explore on our San Antonio Pinterest board.

Experience San Antonio

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Boat down the San Antonio River for the best way to delve into the heart of this city. Meander along the 2.5-mile-long San Antonio River Walk. Pick what you want to explore among the mix of shops, bars, and more.

The Alamo: This must-see piece of American history was originally known as Mision San Antonio de Valero and represents a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution.

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The San Antonio Zoo: In Brackenridge Park, this 35-acre zoo has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species.

1. The King William Historic District dates back to the 1790s, when the land that once belonged to the Mission San Antonio de Valero (now known as The Alamo) was made available for native settlers in the area or sold at auction, according to the Office of Historical Preservation. Photo: 871519, Courtesy / Lonely Planet Images

Destination: Southtown. Head to South Alamo Street to discover where the locals go for cool arts experiences, robust bars and restaurants, quirky shops, and great coffee. Get a glimpse of the King William district’s historic homes and terrific views of the River Walk and its residential neighborhoods. Southtown shops and galleries are a unique scene. Keep going until you’ve arrived at the Blue Star Arts Complex and mix with the arts and crafts, the museum, and the brewpub. There are also bikes for rent here.

Taste San Antonio

Southtown is long on food, too. Here, you can find European cuisine at La Frite, Latin fare at Azuca, and fancier eateries, like Monterey or farm-to-fork Feast. If it’s simply Tex-Mex you’re craving,  head to Tito’s!

Bella on the River: On the River Walk, this locally owned restaurant features Southern European fare with a Mediterranean flare. Try the pan-seared scallops or the antipasto. Live jazz is played most nights here.

Nightlife: Try neighborhood favorites The Friendly Spot and La Tuna, fun for relaxing with brews and tunes. Check out the Alamo Eats Food Truck Bar for more of a food focus. If you’re after margaritas, go to Rosario’s. Tuck into appetizers, a mojito, and the hip bar vibe at Restaurant Bliss

Register here for our San Antonio 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course.

TapRooT® is global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.

If you would like for us to teach a course at your workplace, please reach out to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

How Do You Get to Brazil?

July 29th, 2018 by

Come to Brazil and learn TapRooT® through one of these courses in the fascinating city of Sao Paulo:

Did you know Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of the 7 Wonders of the World?

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Brazil is known for spectacular beaches, the flamboyantly colorful Carnival, and its symbolic statue of Christ the Redeemer at the peak of Corcovado Mountain.

    • Brazil is also home to Sao Paulo, the financial hub of Brazil and where world-renowned Pele played at the legendary stadium Pacaembu.

    • Did you know each Brazilian city has at least one soccer stadium?
  • It’s been called “one of the most beautiful bridges in the world” and “the bridge with the complicated name”—Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge, or Ponte Estaida, over the Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo is known for its unique architecture. This national landmark is the only bridge in the world with an X-shaped supporting structure, with the cruciform prop supporting two crossing roads of different heights. The bridge’s nighttime lights are spectacular.

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    Fun fact: Brazil has more species of monkeys than anywhere else on earth.

    Se Cathedral and square Free things to do in Sao Paulo

    Sao Paulo See Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral da Se): Statuesque palms line the square, framing this neo-Gothic Roman Catholic Archdiocese. The structure and its Renaissance-styled dome are inspired by the Cathedral of Florence, and more than 800 tons of unique marble were used to construct the building. All the furniture, mosaics, and sculpture were transported by ship from Italy.

    Patio do Colegio, or “Courtyard of the College,” is Sao Paulo’s oldest building and a historical Jesuit church and school. The Pátio do Colégio is home to the Museu Anchieta, which features a fascinating collection of artifacts and records from the 16th century.

    The Julio Prestes Cultural Center: The Julio Prestes Cultural Center, or the Sala Sao Paulo, was once a train station. With its terrific acoustics and a cool, adjustable ceiling, the hall is a copy of Vienna’s Great Musikverein Hall. The Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo (OSESP) performances are some of the most-attended events in the city. A visit here pairs well with some of the other area attractions: Pinacoteca, Museu da Arte Sacra (Sacred Art Museum), and the Parque da Luz

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Pedra Grande: Take a hike on the trail; paraglide the skies over Sao Paulo; take in panoramic views—all from this gem in the middle of the city.

Botanical Garden Of Sao Paulo: With exotic flora, the garden is conservatory of luxuriant landscapes and impressive collections of ornamentals, trees, and groves, as well as many lakes. See the orchid collection; visit the bamboo groves; dine at the great restaurant.

Get a Taste of Brazil

Try what the locals love: Bacalhau is a Brazilian-adopted Portuguese dish containing onions, olives, tomatoes, potatoes, and herbs. Fried fish cakes (bolinho de bacalhau) are consumed with gusto (and often with beer). Tiny tasty rolls (pão de queijo) eaten typically for breakfast—you would call them “cheese bread”—with a cup of coffee with milk (pingado), found in Brazilian bakeries.

Experience the falafels, crispy on the outside and filled with goodness, at Tent of the Nile (Tenda do Nilo).

Taste an African-influenced fritter (acarajé) at Star City

Indulge your sweet tooth at Casa Mathilde.

Have an afternoon or evening drink at Frank Bar.

Dive into a coxinha at Bar do Luiz Fernandes.

Savor feijoada, Brazil’s beans-and-pork stew.

Swing into Caso do Sabor for a tropical chocolate experience, from those who best know cocoa beans and cacao.

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As you can see, there’s adventure awaiting you in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Discover even more to explore in our Brazil Pinterest board and our Sao Paulo Pinterest board.

Take a life-changing trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Become accomplished in TapRooT®, learning to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events and other types of problems.

Register now for an experience in Sao Paulo that will both broaden you and further your career and professional development:

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