Category: Local Attractions

Upcoming TapRooT® Course in Charleston, South Carolina

February 26th, 2015 by

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Join TapRooT® in Charleston, South Carolina for a 2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Training Public Course on March 23-24. Charleston is one of the oldest and fastest growing cities in South Carolina. Its historical value brings it alive with monuments, architecture and art. It has also been honored with the award of  “America’s Most Friendly City” by Travel and Leisure in 2011 and 2013. If you haven’t visited here, come take in the American heritage and some TapRooT® knowledge while you’re at it.

Food: 

Circa 1886: Take a trip back in time with this historically inspired restaurant voted as the #12 best restaurant in the U.S. by Trip Advisor.

Charleston Grill: With Charleston being on the ocean, you have to try the best fresh seafood in town right here at the Charleston Grill.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: This homemade ice cream is hard to come by with it only being sold in seven locations in the U.S. Try it out!

Attractions: 

College of Charleston: Take a tour of the beautiful, historic College of Charleston campus.

Charleston Waterfront Park: Love the outdoors? Take a walk or rent a bike to stroll down this waterfront park and enjoy the view!

Walking Tours: Pick from a variety of walking tours that take you all over Charleston.

 

Ready to REGISTER NOW? Follow the link for information and registration details.

SAVE THE DATE for our Global TapRooT® Summit to be held June 1-5, 2015 in Las Vegas. Click here for information.

2015 Global TapRooT® Summit After Hours: A Free Show in Vegas Worth Attending

February 24th, 2015 by

This June, the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit will be held in Las Vegas. As you can imagine in a city like Vegas, there’s all kinds of hype and pull for you to go to one show or another after hours. A “free” show in Vegas worth attending after a long day of work is the Bellagio fountains.

A short walk from the Summit host hotel, the Bellagio fountains features an 8.5-acre lake which explodes with 1,214 spritzers shotting water 460 feet in the air. The water is choreographed to music which sounds cheesy, but compared to a lot of things you may see around Vegas, this show is quite classy and relaxing to view.

Showtimes are every one-half hour, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., so you can easily take in a show after a busy day at the Summit.  To learn more visit:

https://www.bellagio.com/attractions/fountains-of-bellagio.aspx

When you travel to the Summit, there are lots of places for you to explore. Here are a couple of other fun things we recently highlighted that you may consider for after-hours fun:

Exotic Racing: Ever dream about driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini?  Well, now you can!

Million Dollar Quartet: A Tony® Award Winning musical!

And register for the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit, June 1 – 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada:  http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit/register-for-summit

For more info visit the Summit website:  http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit

2015 Global TapRooT® Summit After Hours: Reporting LIVE from Las Vegas! Visit Capo’s Speakeasy!

February 23rd, 2015 by

Our team has landed in Las Vegas with a big list to check off to make your trip to the Global TapRooT® Summit in June the best ever! So keep an eye on the blog as we report LIVE over the next couple of days.

We’ve been featuring awesome spots to visit after hours recommended by our TapRooT® Friends & Experts, like:

Million Dollar Quartet and Exotics Racing

but what do the Las Vegas locals love? Well I’ve only been off the plane for an hour, and I’ve got a great tip for you from the first local I met:

Capo’s Speakeasy / Steakhouse

Do you love independently-owned restaurants? Capo’s mob-style restaurant has a cool speakeasy vibe and live nightly entertainment!

Nico Santucci grew up with his family’s Italian restaurants in Chicago, and brought the best of what he learned to Vegas!

Try Al Capone’s family secret sauces and their “made-man” pastas.  And they are known as having the best meatballs on earth!

“Takes you back to the old country,” said our local source.

Learn the latest that’s happening at Capo’s on their blog:  http://www.caposrestaurant.blogspot.com/

2015 Global TapRooT Summit After Hours: Million Dollar Quartet

February 17th, 2015 by

There’s so much to see and do in Las Vegas!  We asked the TapRooT® Friends & Experts about their favorites, and we will share them with you here every Tuesday until the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit week begins (June 1, 2015). Make plans to come the weekend before the Summit or stay the weekend after and enjoy this amazing city.  Don’t be that guy (or gal) that goes to work in a different city (or country) and never sees the outside of the conference hotel.  Life is short, and this year will be half over by the time the Summit begins!

Last week we shared entertainment for the brave at heart, Exotics Racing. This week’s entertainment will appeal to those who like to kick back and take in a show after a busy day of learning.

Million Dollar Quartet

Do you like hits like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and “Hound Dog”?  Then you will love  the Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s Las Vegas.  The show is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. It is an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny.  Relive the era with the smash-hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians.

AND REGISTER for for the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit, June 1 – 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada:  http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit/register-for-summit

FOR MORE INFO visit the Summit website:  http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit

 

Upcoming TapRooT® Course in Auckland, New Zealand

February 12th, 2015 by

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Are you performing proactive, productive investigations? Let TapRooT® teach you how or refresh your memory with a
2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis public course in Auckland, New Zealand on March 9, 2015. Auckland is a beautiful city ranked as the largest, most metropolis city in all of New Zealand. It is often referred to as the “City of Sails” because of the widespread love of sailing on their bright blue waters. Join us in March for an educational TapRooT® course and a great traveling experience.

Food:

The French Cafe: Enjoy a gourmet, French meal in this charming cafe in the heart of Auckland.

Clooney Restaurant: If you want a modern food experience, come try what Chef Harris is creating.

The Grove: Intriguing new flavors infused in all their creative desserts and entrees.

Attractions:

Auckland Museum: Learn all there is to know about the history, culture and ancestors of Auckland.

 

Mount Eden: Like the outdoors? Take a hike up to the top of the highest volcanic peak in Auckland.

Escapade: Not claustrophobic? Get locked in a room with other participants and figure out how to get out.

 

Ready to register for this course in Auckland? REGISTER HERE.

We have many more public courses all around the world to accommodate your traveling and schedule needs. Click here. 

SAVE THE DATE for our annual Global TapRooT® Summit this June 1-5. Click here for more information. 

2015 Global TapRooT® Summit After Hours: Exotics Racing

February 10th, 2015 by

When you travel from another city (or country!) to attend the Global  TapRooT® Summit, why not plan some time for fun too? This year the Summit will be held in the Entertainment  Capital of the World!  The Summit has historically been held in awesome locations, so many of our frequent attendees make plans to come the weekend before or stay the weekend after to fully take advantage of the opportunity to explore someplace new.  This is a new Tuesday column to highlight some favorite Las Vegas entertainment venues recommended by our TapRooT® Friends & Experts.

Exotics Racing

No experience required, except maybe a few laps that you’ve taken in your daydreams!

Ever dream about driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini?  Well, now you can!  Exotics Racing has a fleet of amazing cars for you to choose from.  They provide everything that you need including an exotic car, track, professional racing instruction, insurance … even helmets.  No security deposit required!

Located approximately twenty minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Exotics Racing’s private 1.2 mile track includes eleven turns and a 1,800-foot straight.  Imagine yourself cruising around that track — it will be a memory of a lifetime.  Following your dreams will help you to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone.

Learn more on Exotics’ Racing’s website:  http://www.exoticsracing.com/

And register for the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit, June 1 – 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada:  http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit/register-for-summit

For more info visit the Summit website:  http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit

Upcoming TapRooT® Course in Knoxville, TN

February 5th, 2015 by

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Come to Knoxville, Tennessee, the home of TapRooT®, on March 2, 2015 for a 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Training Course. Knoxville isn’t only the home of the Tennessee Vols but also headquarters of Tennessee Valley Authority. This large city right in the heart of the Appalachia’s is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains giving you an astounding view anywhere you go. Take a trip to Knoxville and join TapRooT® for this local public course.

Food: 

Stock and Barrel: This rustic, fun restaurant offers the best burgers in the area.

Calhoun’s on the River: Enjoy eating with a great view? Calhoun’s serves great barbecue right on the Tennessee River.

Litton’s: A Knoxville favorite! One of the best hometown restaurants with friendly service.

Attractions: 

Market Square: Full of restaurants, bars and boutiques, no better place to enjoy a night out in Knoxville.

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: Get to know y0ur history on Women’s basketball and the UT leader of it all- Pat Summit.

World’s Fair Park: Located next to University of Tennessee’s campus, this park was used in 1984 for the World’s Fair.

 

Ready to register for this Knoxville public course? Click Here

SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming Global TapRooT® Summit on June 1-5. Click here for more information.

Upcoming TapRooT® Public Course in Nairobi, Kenya

January 29th, 2015 by

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Take out your calendars! TapRooT® will be in Nairobi, Kenya February 26-27 for a 2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to travel to Nairobi. From a simple rail depot founded by the British in 1899 to the center of the coffee, tea and sisal industry today, Nairobi has grown to be the 14th largest city in the entire continent of Africa. As it continues to grow, so does its business culture and international business hub.

Food:

Tamambo Karen: Enjoy this modern, gourmet coffee garden with a variety of flavors on the menu.

Naked Pizza: This unique, delicious pizza place in Nairobi is well known and loved by the locals. Enjoy it even from their foodtruck!

Eagles Steak House: Want a more fine dining experience? The’ve got excellent food, view and service.

Attractions:

Nairobi National Park: You can’t go to Kenya without visiting their famous National Park and wildlife.

Nairobi Railway Museum: See the original railway that started up the city of Nairobi back in 1899.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: If you have a heart for the protection and preservation of Nairobi endangered species, then you’ll want to visit.

 

REGISTER HERE for this Nairobi, Kenya course on February 26, 2015.

SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming annual Global TapRooT® Summit held in Las Vegas this June. Click here for more information.

Upcoming TapRooT® Public Course in New Plymouth, New Zealand

January 22nd, 2015 by

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TapRooT® hosts public courses all over the world, including New Zealand. Come out to New Plymouth, New Zealand on February 16, 2015 for a 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training to learn how you can be proactive and perform better investigations. New Plymouth is a coastal city on the west coast of New Zealand that has been named a “model community” because of its beautiful infrastructure. The small population walks and cycles along the coastal walkway (pictured above) and enjoys the each other’s company and the view. Talk about a great place to visit and take a TapRooT® course!

Food:

Table Restaurant: Placed within the Nice Hotel, this gourmet, award winning restaurant ensures you will enjoy food, wine and friends.

The Mayfair: Want a burger, fries, salads, pizzas or snacks? The Mayfair has it all and some drinks to go with it.

Cow Ree: This small vintage cottage set right on the beach makes for a fun, enjoyable evening out for a great meal.

Attractions:

Pukekura Park:  You’ve never experienced a local park with such beautiful scenery and events-including a lights show you won’t forget!

Coastal Walkway: Enjoy a nice walk along the coast with a perfect view of the mountains.

Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum: If you’re interested in all things to do with aviation and technological transportation, then this museum is for you.

 

REGISTER HERE for this Public Course today

SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming Global TapRooT® Summit. For more information and registration click on the links.

5 Reasons to Bring Your Family to our June Summit!

January 7th, 2015 by

We all know about the late night adventures Vegas has to offer, but what if family fun is more your style?

June is a great time for family fun because the kids will just be finishing up another school year. Don’t be afraid to bring them to play during the Global TapRooT® Summit June 1 – 5, 2015. They’ll love these 5 types of attractions, and you’ll get a kick out of them too.

1. Animals

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay – See their Shipwreck exhibit, where water, fish, sea turtles, and sharks surround you – behind glass walls, of course!

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat – Come see white lions, tigers, leopards, and panthers, not to mention dolphins! If you have some extra bucks to spare, your child can even be a dolphin trainer for a day.

2. Rides

Adventuredome – Your kids – and you – will be wowed by the Adventuredome Theme Park’s 25 simulations, rides, and IMAX experiences for all ages.

Gondola Rides at the Venetian – Enjoy this quintessential Italian boat ride through the waters near the Venetian Hotel, complete with your own singing gondolier.

Nevada Southern Railway – Do your kids love trains? Take them for a ride Saturday or Sunday after the Summit. For an extra fee, they can even ride in the engineer’s cab!

3. Fun Learning

Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour – This free self-guided factory tour is just as delicious as it sounds, with generous free samples to boot. Don’t forget to check out the Cactus Garden and M&Ms world as well.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum – Learn about ancient dinosaurs, Egyptian pharaohs, and much more at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

4. Nature

Red Rock Canyon, Springs Preserve, and Mount Charleston all offer hiking, camping, and a peaceful getaway from the madness of Las Vegas life.

5. Entertainment

Pinball Hall of Fame – This quirky attraction boasts over 1,000 vintage pinball machines for you and your family to play. Each game costs from 25 to 50 cents. Finally! Machines in Vegas the kids can have fun on too.

Volcano at the Mirage – Come early for this free water, light, and music show outside the Mirage.

Bellagio Fountains – You’ve heard of these famed fountains; now bring the kids and see the hotel’s classic music and light show up close and personal for free.

Tournament of Kings Dinner Show – Take your family back in time and watch jousting, dancing maidens, and invading armies, all while eating like medieval knights: With your fingers.

What happens in Vegas doesn’t have to stay in Vegas. You can create memories with your family that you’ll never forget. When you come to the Global TapRooT® Summit Week 2015, you can learn the latest root cause analysis best practices and bring the family for some good clean fun too.

TapRooT® Around the World: Antwerp, Belgium

December 18th, 2014 by

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Join TapRooT® on February 4-5, 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium for a 2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course. Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium that contains one of the biggest ports in the world, Port of Antwerp, making it known as a global city. Along with the educational, beneficial course TapRooT® is offering, Antwerp is a beautiful, historic city that needs exploring. Many of the buildings have been restored for the public to appreciate since a large portion has been destroyed over the many years of battles and wars. Take in all the history and Root Cause Analysis all in one.

 

Food: 

Caffe Mundi: A small coffee shop that specializes in their fresh, gourmet coffee and lunch menu.

Het Gerecht: The name of this French cuisine restaurant is translated as The Court. Come enjoy a fine dining cuisine like you’ve never had before.

Simply Emily: A quaint little cafe serving only the freshest homemade soups and quiches.

Attraction: 

Central Station: One of the beautiful train stations in all of Europe and voted as one of the top choices of touring by travelers.

Museum aan de Stroom: This museum is an attraction worth visiting to take in it’s beautiful architecture and interesting exhibits.

Steen Castle: Visit a real life castle and study the details of the architecture and the history behind it.

 

Interested in registering for this course? Click here

Want to learn more about our International Public and Onsite courses? Click here

Don’t forget to Save the Date for our upcoming annual Global TapRooT® Summit in June 2015 in Las Vegas. Click here for more information.

TapRooT® Around the World: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

December 4th, 2014 by

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Bring in the New Year with a trip to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada! Our TapRooT® instructors will be teaching a 2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course on January 19-20. Not only will you learn an incredible amount of beneficial knowledge for your company, but you’ll also get the chance to visit this beautiful, historic city. St. John’s is considered to be the oldest English-founded city in North America. It’s English culture, beautiful harbour and colorful architecture gives it a distinct difference from the rest of Canada.

Food: 

RocketFood: This quaint bakery and fresh food cafe has been recognized on the Food Network and several international magazines meaning it can’t be anything less than delicious.

Raymond’s: If you’re interested in a more gourmet, fancier atmosphere then visit Raymond’s.

ONE11 Chophouse: A great steak isn’t all this high-rated chophouse has to offer. The warm, fine dining experience is one of the best around.

Attractions: 

Newman Wine Vaults: Enjoy a variety of flavors of fresh wine at one of Newman’s Wine Vaults.

East Coast Trail: Would you consider yourself an outdoor enthusiast? Take a hike on the East Coast Trail and see views of St. John’s that you can’t see anywhere else.

Commissariat House: The rich history of St. John’s is something to take in and enjoy. Experience a piece of it at the Commissariat House.

 

Ready to register for this course? Click Here

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TapRooT® Around the World: Monterrey, Mexico

November 6th, 2014 by

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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.

Food:

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.

Attractions:

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.

To register, click here.

For more information regarding our other courses, click here.

For information on the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit, 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.

 

 

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

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.

Root Cause Analysis Training in Pittsburgh: Local Attractions

September 11th, 2014 by

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is full of wonderful attractions including the 2-day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course on October 15th. As you enjoy your time after the course, explore the rich history that Pittsburgh holds on every corner. Between museums, Civil War monuments, the United States Steel Corp. and much more, the overwhelming amount of knowledge and history is there for your enjoyment.

Food:

The Capital Grille of Pittsburgh: The Capital Grille is nestled in the luxurious downtown area surrounded by some of the best attractions Pittsburgh has to offer. Enjoy a little of everything, seafood, steak, hors d’oeuvres, wine, etc, with the whole family.

Lidia’s: When’s the last time you really enjoyed authentic Italian food? Lidia’s is ready to serve you some of the best Italian food around.

The Original Fish Market: The name says it all, The Original Fish Market. If you love fresh, tasty seafood then this is the place for you.

 

Attractions:

The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area: Tours, driving guides and attractions are only a few of the fun things that this historic area has to offer.

Andy Warhol Museum: This visual arts museum is a must see. One of America’s most talented artists comes to life through his paintings, videos, interactive sections, and prints.

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum: Have an interest in American history? The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is an elegant honorary hall dedicated to all past and present, men and women fighting for our country.

 

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 Pittsburgh, PA held October 15-16, 2014.

Root Cause Analysis Training in Iceland: Reykjavík Local Attractions

September 4th, 2014 by

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Reykjavík is home to beautiful nature, buzzing nightlife, and rich Viking heritage. When you’re in town for the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training October 20-24, 2014, check out the delicious food, attractions, and beautiful scenery that the city has to offer.

Food:

Fjorugardurinn – Viking style decor and meals make this a one-of-a-kind Icelandic experience you won’t soon forget!

Icelandic Fish & Chips – Traditional English-style food with an organic & Icelandic spin.

Gandhi – Indian cuisine using a combination of local ingredients and spices shipped straight from India.

Hereford Steakhouse – Carefully selected cuts of steak, chicken, and pork in an upscale setting.

Laundromat Cafe – A quirky cafe offering breakfast, brunch, and lunch in a casual atmosphere.

 

Attractions:

Nightlife – Reykjavík is famous for its nightlife that has only just begun when the clock strikes midnight.

Whale watching – Join a tour group to see these majestic creatures.

Fishing – Go alone or with a day tour group and enjoy the waters of Iceland.

Hallgrímskirkja – The largest church building in Iceland houses a pipe organ reaching 15 meters tall and weighing 25 tons. It is truly a beautiful sight to see, no matter your religious affiliation.

Rauðhólar – Meaning “red hills,” these beautiful pseudo craters are located about 6 miles from town, but are worth the trip for their beauty.

Tjörnin – “The pond” in Icelandic, this small lake is located in the city center and is perfect for strolling or just relaxing after a long week of learning TapRooT®.

 

Click here to learn more about our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training October 20-24, 2014 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

 

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Root Cause Analysis Training in Connecticut – Hartford’s Local Attractions

August 28th, 2014 by

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Hartford, Connecticut, in addition to hosting our October 1-2, 2014 TapRooT® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis Training, is home to a rich historical heritage. Authors Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe hail from this city, as does the country’s first public art museum and oldest newspaper. While you’re attending the course, take some time in the evening to enjoy the food and fun Hartford has to offer.

Food

Salute – Enjoy a classy atmosphere and delicious Italian food. Make sure you get a reservation!

Max Downtown – Seafood, steak, and an excellent wine list will make your dinner at Max comfortable and exquisite.

Firebox – Don’t let the small menu fool you: Firebox’s farm-to-table philosophy brings local charm and amazing quality to dishes like Cast Iron Duck and Black Pearl Salmon.

Chowder Pot IV – Enjoy some inexpensive local chowder and seafood at this unexpected hole-in-the-wall joint.

Black Eyed Sally’s – Get a taste of the South up north with ribs, pulled pork, jambalaya, and blackened catfish.

Woody’s – Kick back and relax with burgers, fries, and their signature all-beef hot dogs with unique toppings like bbq pork, bacon, or cheese.

 

Attractions

Mark Twain House – Tour the home in which Mark Twain (Samuel Clements) lived while writing some of his most famous works, along with a museum outlining his life.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center – See the home of the writer of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, along with a museum celebrating her contributions to equality in America.

Connecticut State Capitol – Join a free, guided tour of the beautiful and historic capitol building of Connecticut.

Cathedral of St. Joseph – No matter your religious affiliation, you’ll be in awe of the gorgeous stained glass windows in this centuries-old cathedral.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Enjoy exhibits of contemporary art or baroque at the first public art museum in the United States.

 

Haven’t registered yet? Want to learn to find and fix the real root causes of problems in your workplace? Click here to learn more about our 2-Day course.

 

Root Cause Analysis Training in Ottawa – Ottawa’s Local Attractions

August 27th, 2014 by

Only a couple more weeks until our next 5-day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course in Ottawa, Canada! We have a full schedule of great classes planned, but there is also plenty of time to go out and enjoy the wonderful city of Ottawa! Ottawa is packed full of delicious restaurants, casinos, sightseeing opportunities and so much more! Between the beautiful French culture and all the entertainment that Ottawa has to offer, you’re guaranteed to find something fun for you and the family!

Food:

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute: Canada’s world-renowned culinary training school, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute, includes a Bistro open to the public to sample some exceptional French cuisine.

Town: Town is an excellent, fun restaurant that is full of flavor and style with all of their unique dishes and warm atmosphere!

Fiazza Fresh Fired: This original pizza shop has it all, customizable pizza, fresh ingredients and stone fire grill to make your personalized pizza the best you’ve ever had!

Activities:

Brew Donkey: Enjoy beer tasting and touring the wonderful world of beer breweries? Then the Brew Donkey is perfect for you! Excursions and taste testing make for a great experience!

Parliament Hill: Are you history buff or enjoy gothic style architecture? Take a tour through some of Canada’s heritage at Parliament Hill overlooking the Ottawa River!

Canada’s Aviation and Space Museum: This isn’t your typical museum! With over 50 aircrafts to tour through, you’re in for a fun, educational experience full of history and astonishing aviation facts!

Sign up for the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Ottawa, Canada, September 15-19, 2014.

Register at: http://www.taproot.com/store/5-Day-TapRooT-R-Advanced-Root-Cause-Analysis-Team-Leader-Training-1409OTTA15.html

Root Cause Analysis Training in Ohio – Dayton’s Local Attractions

August 21st, 2014 by

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Dayton, Ohio may seem like your average midwestern town, but look a little closer and you’ll find a life and personality all its own. Dayton is the home of the Wright Brothers, so the history of aviation permeates the town. It’s also got a strong arts, dining, and craft beer scene, with Warped Wing brewery located in Oregon Historic District. While you’re in town attending our 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course this September 15-16, 2014, stop by a few of these restaurants and take a little bit of time to enjoy the fun Dayton has to offer:

 

Food

Voltzy’s Weiner World - Hot dogs, root beer, coneys, and burgers are the casual fare of this hometown joint.

The Paragon Supper Club – A great place to sit down for a nice steak dinner after the course.

Lucky’s Taproom – A fantastic selection of craft beer, including the local Warped Wing brand.

Slyder’s Tavern – Hailed as “the best burger in town” by locals.

Marion’s Piazza – Voted Dayton’s #1 pizza, this place has been around since 1965.

 

Activities

National Museum of the US Air Force – America’s oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world, with over 100 aircrafts to see and 11 exhibits separated by era.

Warped Wing Brewery – Stop by for a tasting at Dayton’s local brewery.

The Neon – Enjoy independent movies with a beer or cocktail at this eclectic movie theatre.

America’s Packard Museum – Located in the former Packard auto factory, this museum holds over 50 beautifully restored historical cars.

Riverscape MetroPark – Relax and unwind after the TapRooT® course with a stroll in the park along the Miami River.

Would you like to learn to find and fix the real root causes of problems in your workplace? Click here to register or find out more information: 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course in Dayton, OH.

Things to Do: Nashville, TN TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course

August 14th, 2014 by

On August 2oth System Improvements will be in Nashville, TN hosting a 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course. There will be plenty of opportunity to get out and explore the city after each day of the course, or you may want to spend a few extra days after the course to really go out and experience all Nashville has to offer.

Nashville is full of culture and entertainment, after all it’s nickname is Music City. Nashville has great food, shopping, music, kid activities, and all around fun for all ages. Below I have listed some of my favorite things to do when visiting. Just click on the links to learn more information about each activity.

Food:

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden – The Pharmacy is a one of a kind burger joint and a must have while visiting Nashville. They have great bratwurst as well and their sweet potato fries are to die for. 

Capitol Grille – Looking for something with southern flare? Look no further, Capitol Grille takes traditional southern dishes and adds a twist. They uses home grown vegetables and all the meat is farm raised just miles from the restaurant. 

Margot Café and Bar – If you enjoy French and Italian cuisine Margot Café is the place for you. Margot Café has a great atmosphere and wonderful food.

Patterson House – If you are looking for a more intimate dining experience Patterson’s is the place for you. They have fantastic bar drinks and amazing food. The atmosphere in Patterson’s is truly unique. Probably one of my favorite spots in Nashville.

Activities:

Parthenon – You won’t want to miss this full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon located in Nashville’s Centennial Park. The Parthenon also serves as Nashville’s Art Museum.

Belle Meade Plantation – The Belle Meade is a beautiful historic plantation that now serves as a museum. It also offers free wine tasting when you visit.

Broadway Street – A trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without visiting the infamous Broadway St. Broadway is full of shopping, restaurants, and it has a happening night life.

The Hermitage – The Hermitage is a plantation that was home to President Andrew Jackson and is open to the public for historic tours. Located just 10 miles outside of Nashville.

Music:

Country Music Hall of Fame – A place where you can learn about the origins of country music and its’ Hall of Fame inductees, such as Hank Williams.

Grand Ole Opry –  The Opry holds weekly performances of country music legends and chart-toppers performing country, bluegrassfolkgospel, and comedic performances and skits

General Jackson Showboat - Take a sight seeing cruise down the Cumberland River where you can enjoy dinner and show.

For the Kids:

Adventure Science Center – This massive center offers fun for the whole family. With nearly 44,000 square feet the Center offers 200 hands on activities that will educate and inspire your children.

Nashville Zoo – The Nashville Zoo is a unique zoo with a historic plantation house attached to it called Grassmere.

Want to join in on the fun? It is easy, just click here and register today!

What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville, TN? Please leave comments below.

Things to Do: Austin, Texas TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course

August 6th, 2014 by

System Improvements will be holding in a 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Austin, TX on August 18, 2014. There will be plenty of opportunity to get out and explore the city after each day of the course, or you may want to spend a few extra days after the course to really go out and experience all Austin has to offer.

Austin is Texas state capitol and is full of life, music, and entertainment. Every where you go in Austin it is bursting with excitement and adventure. There is plenty to do for all ages from adventuring through Zilker Park to enjoying all the live music throughout the city. Below I have listed some of my favorite things to do when visiting. Just click on the links to learn more information about each activity.

Activities:

Graffiti Park – This is one of the places that makes visiting Austin so unique. Austin as its’ very own graffiti park that is constantly changing and evolving.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden – This is an outdoor museum featured around the artist Charles Umlauf. What makes this museum trip unique is while you tour the gardens and sculptures you get to drink beer from Austin Beerworks.

Antonelli’s Cheese Class – Do you love cheese? Then this is the place for you. You can literally sample a hundred different types of cheese and for a small fee you can bring your own spirits.

Zilker Park – Get out and enjoy the beautiful Austin weather in this 350+ acre park. You can spend your time swimming, hiking, kayaking, or just relaxing in the sun.

Pinballz Arcade – Want to kick back and relive your childhood? Pinballz Arcade is just the place. They have over 200 classic games and a 100+ of those games are pinball machines that include the Top 30 rated pins of all time. Each pinball machine you see is on sale and you can have them delivered to your home or business.

Rocket Electrics – Explore Austin like never before with cool electric bikes. They offer truly unique tours from Austin Foodie Bike Tour to a Live Music Capitol of the World Bike Tour to a Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour and much much more.

The Austin Brew Bus – If craft beer is your thing you need to check out The Austin Brew Bus tours. Experience Austin’s top brew companies, and the best part is you don’t have to worry about driving!

L.B.J. Presidential Library – If history is more your style then the Presidential Library is the perfect place. It is a library and interactive museum. Perfect for the whole family.

6th Street – It is where you go for Austin entertainment such as restaurants, bars, and live music. Every restaurant and bar has a live band playing every night, after all it is the Live Music Capitol of the World. 6th Street even has a haunted hotel called The Driskill Hotel.

Lake Travis – Head out to Lake Travis and check out the Oasis for great food and beautiful sunsets. If adventure is more your thing then check out Lake Travis Zip-line Adventures.

Food:

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q – In the mood for some delicious beer, brisket, and music? Then Stubb’s is the placef for you!

Uchi – Want to break away from all the BBQ Austin as to offer? Then check out this Japanese restaurant in Austin. Their chef Tyson Cole won the Best Chef Southwest in 2011.

Polvos Mexican Restaurant – This Tex Mex restaurant is know for its’ huge salsa bar and tasty mexican drinks. So stop by and enjoy good the food and a unique atmosphere.

The Whip In – Looking for something a little weird and out of the ordinary? The Whip In is just that. They have massive selection of beer on tap and the Indian cuisine is to die for.

Nubian Queen Lola’s Soul Food – This restaurant is cash only, but they have authentic cajun cuisine. They also have all you can eat gumbo on Fridays. Truly a unique and quirky dining experience.

Franklin BBQ – One of Austin’s most famous BBQ restaurants. You want to get there early because lines begin to form in the morning for their world famous brisket, but you can skip the line a grab a fully cooked brisket that is chilled, packed, and ready to go.

Parkside – This restaurant is recommended by our own course instructor Dave Janney. He had a celebrity sighting here of Russell Brand, the famous European comedian.

Want to join in on the fun? It is easy, just click here and sign up today!

What is your favorite thing to do in Austin, TX? Please leave comments below.

Gatlinburg Attractions – Family Fun at the 2013 Global TapRooT® Summit!

March 14th, 2013 by

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You’ll love the plethora of family-friendly fun activities you can take your family to after the 2013 Global TapRooT® Summit Week in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Ripley’s Gatlinburg offers a multitude of fun activities, including a Haunted Adventure, Moving Theatre, Believe it or Not Museum, Mirror Maze, Candy Factory, and Davy Crockett themed Mini Golf. You’ll have tons of family-friendly fun at these attractions which will excite and amaze you!

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The Titanic Museum is actually in nearby Pigeon Forge, and it’s worth the short drive because it’s the largest Titanic museum attraction in the world. As you begin your experience you’ll be handed a card with the name of a historical individual who traveled on the Titanic. You’ll be able to learn about that specific person’s experience, as well as view other artifacts from the Titanic.

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At the Sugarlands Riding Stables you’ll be able to enjoy a horseback ride through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with your family, ages 5 and up! You’ll view the beautiful mountains, along with all the flora and fauna, while enjoying a fun guided ride through the Smokies.

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