Category: Courses

TapRooT® Around the World: Course Photos from onsite course in Macae, Brazil

October 31st, 2014 by

 

 

 

Thank you to Boris Risnic for the wonderful pictures of two of our onsite TapRooT® course held in Macae, Brazil.

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For more information on our onsite courses and how to register for them, click here.

TapRooT® Around the World: Onsite Course in Argentina

October 28th, 2014 by

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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Want more information regarding onsite courses or public courses? Click Here.

Root Cause Analysis Training in Johannesburg, South Africa

October 23rd, 2014 by

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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.

Food:

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.

Attractions:

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.

 

 

TapRooT® Around the World: Onsite Course in Makae, Brazil

October 21st, 2014 by

Thank you to Marco Flores-Verdugo from one of our recent onsite courses in Makae, Brazil for these great pictures.

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Join us for a Public Course near your or inquire about our Onsite Courses.

5 Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course in Portland, OR

October 20th, 2014 by

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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Why not join us for a future course? You can view the schedule and register HERE

TapRooT® Around the World: Athens, Greece Onsite Course

October 20th, 2014 by

Thank you to Harry Thorburn for sending us these great pictures from the most recent Onsite Course in Athens, Greece.

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Visit our website for more information on our Onsite and Public Courses.

2014 Global TapRooT® Summit Attendees Share Favorite Aspects from the Summit

October 17th, 2014 by

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.

2014 Global TapRooT® Summit Attendees Share Favorite Aspects of the Summit

October 10th, 2014 by

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.

Click here to learn more about the upcoming Global TapRooT® Summit in Las Vegas June 1-5.

Can You Still Get TapRooT® Training in 2014?

October 10th, 2014 by

YES!

There is still time to get TapRooT® Training scheduled either at your site or for you to attend a public TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course

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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For our public TapRooT® Courses, you can see the entire worldwide list of courses remaining for 2014 and the first half of 2015 at:

http://www.taproot.com/store/Courses/

 Or you can click on a particular continent to see the courses being held there. Or just click on the continent below that you are interested in:

USA / Canada / Mexico

Central / South America

Europe

Middle East

Africa

Asia

Australia / New Zealand

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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!

Root Cause Analysis Training in Poland: Krakow’s Local Attractions

October 9th, 2014 by

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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.

Food:

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.

Attractions:

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.

Root Cause Analysis Training in Vancouver: Canada Local Attractions

October 2nd, 2014 by

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®.

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Food:

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.

Attractions:

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!

Register today at: http://www.taproot.com/store/5-Day-TapRooT-R-Advanced-Root-Cause-Analysis-Team-Leader-Training-1411VANC03.html

2014 Global TapRooT® Summit Attendees Share Favorite Aspects of The Summit

September 29th, 2014 by

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.”

 

Want to learn more about our 2015 TapRooT® Summit in Las Vegas? Click Here

Root Cause Analysis Training in Tulsa: Local Attractions

September 25th, 2014 by

 

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Enjoy the artistic and historic culture of Tulsa with TapRooT® at our upcoming 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course on October 20th. Tulsa is filled with American Indian and Western heritage that will take you back in time. All the cultural attractions and food that you can venture out into are sure to be educational and fun. Come join us and explore deeper into root cause analysis training and Tulsa’s rich heritage.

Food:

Burn Co. Barbecue: When’s the last time you had perfectly smoked, delicious BBQ? Burn Co. Barbecue is one of the most popular restaurants in town with the best BBQ!

Savastanos Pizzeria: Authentic Chicago style pizza is the only way to go in Tulsa! Treat yourself to a thick, original Chicago style pizza and a beer!

Kilkenny’s Irish Pub and Eatery: Irish pubs always have a fun atmosphere, great beer and delicious food! Bring your friends to Kilkenny’s and enjoy a night out!

Attractions:

Native American Art Museum: A specialized, intriguing art museum containing only artifacts and archives from Native American history.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium: This museum is fun for all ages! Enjoy learning about the vintage airplanes used in the 1930’s and experience the interactive exhibits.

Marshall Brewing Co.: Come tour this unique, local brewery and taste their authentic ales and lager!

Have you registered for the course yet? Click here for more info or to register for our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course in Tulsa, Oklahoma held October 20-24, 2014.

TapRooT® Around the World: Athens, Greece Onsite Course

September 23rd, 2014 by

Thanks to Harry Thorburn for the photos from our Athens, Greece onsite course.

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Click here for more information regarding our onsite courses.

TapRooT® Around the World: Santa Cruz, Bolivia PRETEX Course Photos

September 23rd, 2014 by

Thanks to Piedad Colmenares for the photos from our PRETEX Course in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on September 1-2 and 4-5.

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Click here for more information or registration for our South America courses.

 

TapRooT® Around the World: Monterrey Course Photos

September 23rd, 2014 by

Thanks to José GrisiFrisbie for theses great photos from our September 8-12 course in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Click here to to learn more or register for one of our North America Courses

TapRooT® Around the World: Bogota Course Photos

September 18th, 2014 by

Thanks to Diana Munevar for these great photos of our August 27-29, 2014 course in Bogota, Colombia.

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Click here to learn more or register for our South America TapRooT(R) Courses.

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