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Thanks to Harry Thorburn for these pictures of such a great course in Birmingham, England.
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Steve Lerner shares what he will be taking back to his workplace to improve his organization after attending his very first TapRooT® Summit. Check it out:
Don’t have time to watch the video? Read the dialogue below.
What do you think about the Summit?
“I think the Summit is absolutely awesome. I had a great time. Learned quite a bit of stuff. Networking with hundreds of different people with what they do and what works for them and what’s not working for them and finding out that our problems are not just our problems. Most everybody is going through some of the same things.”
So, what would you say to your co-workers about the Summit?
“Yes, we need to come to the Summit more often since this is my first one.”
Have you learned any best practices that you’ll be taking back?
“Yes, we had a couple of really good ideas, actually. The best practices that we created over the last couple of months, we are going to add going into corrective actions and digging deeper into tracking corrective actions. Not just talking about TapRooT® itself, but how effective are our corrective actions that we’re coming up with?”
Well, we’re glad that you came and got to see how great our Summit is and we hope that you will be back next year.
For more information regarding the upcoming Global TapRooT® Summit in June, 2015, click here.
Thanks to one of our Instructors, Ken Reed, for providing these great pictures. Always hard at work at TapRooT® courses.
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Gard Clark attended the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit and shared what he enjoyed the most about the Summit and how he can use it back home.
If you don’t have access audio or don’t have time to watch it, here is what Gard had to say:
What is your favorite part about the Summit?
“My favorite part this year was how all the presentations worked together to build a theme and, for me, that was team work and getting your corrective actions done and using the TapRooT® method to figure out what you were doing.”
Great, well we look forward to seeing you next year. Thank you!
For more information regarding the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit coming up in June, click here.
Are you planning to join TapRooT® in Monterrey, Mexico for a 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training (Spanish) on December 1-5?
Monterrey is one of the largest cities in Mexico, and is home to many important industries and businesses such as CEMEX and Mercedez-Benz Mexico. This amazing city is also surrounded by the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains which are filled with public trails and canyons for anyone to admire the natural beauty that Monterrey has to offer. We still have a few spots left, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to travel and gain knowledge to benefit your company.
El Gaucho: This warm, friendly restaurant offers classic Mexican cuisine that can cater to all pallets.
Sante Fe: In the mood for a little fine dining? Sante Fe offers all the best gourmet dishes, wines and desserts.
Bread Panaderos: Everyone loves a fresh bread bakery that also serves freshly ground coffee. Order a snack or a whole loaf to take home with you.
Horno 3: A museum of technological history, innovations and interactive exhibits must be interesting. Check out this museo del acero to find out for yourself.
Parque Fundidora: This large municipal park is always hosting activities for all ages and is a great place for site seeing the beautiful city.
Planetario Alfa: Museums and an IMAX Theater all in one. Take a tour through Mexican history or watch the latest educational movie in the state of the art IMAX Theater.
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Working hard at a recent TapRooT® course in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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I am in Vancouver this week teaching the 5 day course. Here are some pictures of students working on day one exercises:
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Thank you to Boris Risnic for the wonderful pictures of two of our onsite TapRooT® course held in Macae, Brazil.
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Thanks to Piedad Colmenares for sending us these great pictures from some recent onsite courses at ENAP and SIPETROL in Argentina.
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On November 17, 2014, TapRooT® will be hosting a 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Public Course in Johannesburg, South Africa. Will you be joining us? Johannesburg, or JoBurg as locals call it, has quite interesting and intriguing facts, history and landmarks that pull people in. It is said to be the world’s largest city not located directly on a water source, however, it is located on mineral rich land where the city’s source of gold and diamonds come from. It is known as Africa’s economic powerhouse due to it being the largest economy of any metropolitan area in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is so much offered in this massive city that you’re sure enjoy inside and outside of our course.
Mugg & Bean Cafe: This delicious little cafe offers a little of everything from barbeque and quesadillas to cupcakes and soups.
The GrillHouse Rosebank: Enjoy a fabulous steak dinner in a warm atmosphere with live music here at The GrillHouse.
SalvationCafe: If you love gourmet flavors and branching out from the everyday menu, check out this quaint cafe.
Gold Reef City: Fun on every corner! Theme parks, dining, theaters, etc await you as you stroll through and take it all in.
Apartheid Museum: History museums are always an educational, impacting experience for anyone!
Peacemakers Museum: What an inspirational and interesting exhibit full of the history of all Nobel Peace Laureates. You’re sure to learn something new and leave encouraged by all the incredible men and women all across the globe.
Kevin McManus and I are teaching the 5 day course in Portland this week. Here are some pictures from day one:
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Thank you to Harry Thorburn for sending us these great pictures from the most recent Onsite Course in Athens, Greece.
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Rich Horan from PPL Electric Utilities shared some of his favorite aspects of the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit in Horseshoe Bay, TX. Listen to what content he enjoyed most and what he will be taking back to his workplace to implement some of the Best Practices shared at the Summit.
Don’t have time for the whole video? Read below some questions we asked him and what he had to say.
How did you like the Summit?
“I loved it! Very well organized. It was my first Summit and from the beginning right up to the end today it was very enjoyable and very nice to meet a lot of the people looking for the same experience and networking.”
What was your favorite session?
“I would have to say the Best Practices and Learning. It was very interactive but there was a lot we walked away with, that I walked away with that get to take back to my work place and apply some of those lessons learned. So, I would have to say that was the better session of all of them.”
Can you think of any of those Best Practices that you’d like to share with us?
“The corrective actions and the effectiveness reviews. So the quality of the investigation is important but most important is the corrective actions and the effectiveness review as far as a follow up to see if there is some quality in those investigations.”
Did you attend the reception? How did you enjoy that?
“Well, it was absolutely wonderful. It was a good way to break away and meet some people. There was beautiful weather, good music, and probably one of the better receptions I’ve been to in some of the conferences over the years, so, well done!”
How was the networking and the people that you met here?
“I think that networking is very important and from that, learning what others are doing and sharing what I have done in the past two years as a TapRooT® instructor. So, very valuable to meet other people and continue that networking after the conference.”
For more information regarding the upcoming 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit in June, click here.
Juan Silva attended the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit this past April in Horseshoe Bay, Texas and shared with us his favorite aspects, best practices and sessions in Spanish.
For training at your site, you need to call us (865-539-2139) or CLICK HERE to drop us a note. We still have a few dates open in November and December but you need to get your training scheduled soon or all the 2014 training dates will be full.
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Don’t wait to register. TapRooT® Courses fill up fast and there may be a waiting list.
Hope to see you at one of the upcoming courses!
TapRooT® will be traveling to Krakow, Poland November 3-4 for a 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course. Will you be joining us? Krakow has so much to offer, as it was named the European Capital of Culture by the European Union in 2000. You will be overwhelmed at the beautiful medieval architecture, world renowned art museums, incredible performing arts, and so much more! Stay a couple extra days after the course to really get the full experience of all Krakow has in store.
Resto Illuminati: A modern, chic restaurant with live music and authentic Polish dishes anyone would love!
Aperitif: This quaint restaurant contains all you need for a relaxing evening, calm atmosphere, excellent wine menu and incredible main course.
Hard Rock Café: The familiar restaurant that America knows and loves made its way to Poland. Nestled in the famous Market Square surrounded by historical attractions, it’s bound to be a good time.
Main Market Square: Just taking a stroll through this 10 acre area of Krakow will inspire you and teach you more about the rich culture and medieval history.
Krakow’s Historic Centre: Another area that tourists can stroll through and admire all the 14th century architecture, palaces, synagogues, Gothic cathedrals, etc.
Auschwitz and Salt Mine tours: What an interesting and educational tour this would be. No pictures or articles can do these areas justice.
Have you registered for the course yet? Click here for more info or to register for our 2-day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course in Krakow, Poland held November 3-4, 2014.
On November 3-7, TapRooT® will be hosting a 5-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course in Vancouver, BC. Canada is proud to say that Vancouver has been ranked in the Top 5 cities for the best “quality of life” for the past decade. As you explore through this beautiful city, you’ll see why. The variety of culture, architecture and landscape filling every corner brings Vancouver to life, as well as each and every tourist. Come enjoy this spectacular city with TapRooT®.
Blue Water Cafe: Come enjoy some fresh seafood, raw or deliciously cooked. Blue Water Cafe was voted one of the best seafood restaurants in Vancouver, so it’s sure to please you!
Rain or Shine: Who doesn’t love homemade ice cream? Rain or Shine has a little bit of everything: a variety of flavors, toppings, cones and more.
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House: Feast on steak, shrimp or steak and shrimp. You can have it all here at Joe Fortes along with an impressive wine list.
Vancouver TheatreSports League: You’re sure to get a good laugh at any of their shows. Check out their schedule to see what they’ll be offering during your visit!
Science World: Bringing the family to Vancouver with you? Science World is sure to entertain you and your family with interactive exhibits, films and programs.
Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition: For all those motorcycle connoisseurs, take a guided tour through the history and evolution of motorcycles!
A group from Strad Energy share their favorite aspects of the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit. Watch their video below to learn how they are planning to implement best practices they learned at the Summit into their workplaces and how they plan to share corrective actions among each other as they move back to their respective branches of Strad Energy all across northern United States and Canada:
If you’re having trouble hearing the video, here is some dialogue:
How did you all like the Summit?
“The summit was a great opportunity for the team to build on their skills, remind us of some of the skills we forgot, provide an opportunity for all of us to get on the same page and move the TapRooT® program events forward.”
What were some of your favorite sessions?
“One of the sessions that I attended was with a really good speaker. He brought a lot of information, not just about how we do our job, but how we do our jobs more effectively and how we take that home to our families and how to better each one of us as a whole. It was very good.”
What was one of your favorite best practices that youre going to bring back to work with you?
“We, as a team, are going to share all of our TapRooT® Investigations with each other. We’re all from different regions all over Canada, Pennyslvania and North Dakota. By getting incidents, sharing it across the board, we’re going to be able to bounce ideas off of each other and find out, well “I’ve had this happen before and this is what we did” and our corrective actions are going to get a lot better because of it.”
Tell me a little bit about the reception.
“The reception was great. It was a great opportunity to get out, network, meet other companies, hang out with each other, watch some good music and really just relax at the end of the day. It was nice.”
Tell me a little bit more about this week’s team building exercise.
“This was a great opportunity since our team is spread across many different regions. It’s the first opportunity we’ve had to get the full team together. We had some exercises with some questionairres assigned and some fun assignments were assigned to group members throughout the week. It really brought us closer as a team. We had the opportunity to share some laughs and attend a lot of good sessions.”
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