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Social Media Contest Update!

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have decided to add Instagram to the #taprootsummit contest. This gives you more of an opportunity to win!

Same rules still apply:
1. You must have a Twitter or Instagram account (or both)
2. Follow either our Twitter or Instagram page (we encourage you to follow both)

3. Use the hashtag #taprootsummit when you post

The more you post on Instagram and Twitter the greater your chances of winning.

 

 

You might be asking what should I post!? Well here are some suggestions.

Pictures of:

  • You and your friends at the Summit
  • Summit activities
  • 30th Anniversary Party
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Breakfast/Lunch Buffet

Or you can send us status updates about:

  • Your travels to the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit
  • What you’ve learned/favorite Breakout Session
  • Fun and exciting things you’ve done around Knoxville, TN

Or simply just tell us about your experience at the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit.

The more you tweet using the the hashtag #taprootsummit the greater your chances of winning!

We will announce the winner Thursday March, 1 before the Keynote Speaker Vincent Phipps. You must be PRESENT to win.

We will also be having a live Twitter/Instagram feed be projected in the Cumberland Concourse. So, join in on the fun and win a cool prize!

2018 Global TapRoot® Summit: Presentations for Best Practice Sessions 1 – 8

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 in Best Practice Presentations, Summit, Uncategorized

TapRooT® Summit week is February 26 to March 2, 2018.

Presentations received from speakers will be uploaded to this post as they are received. If the presentation you are looking for is not available, check back later. If you have any questions, please email Anne.

Welcome Presentation
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
8:00 am – 9:00 am

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Ready, Set, Go!
– Instructors: System Improvements Staff

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Best Practice Session 1
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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TapRooT® Users Share Best Practices
– Instructors: Linda Unger, Michelle Wishoun, & Benna Dortch

Presentation not yet available.

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How to Replace 5 Whys with TapRooT® for Better Results
– Instructors: Per Ohstrom

Presentation not yet available.

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The TapRooT® Software Sandbox
– Instructors: Dan Verlinde & Angie Comer

Presentation not yet available.

 

Best Practice Session 2
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Defining Better Causal Factors
– Instructors: Ken Turnbull

Presentation not yet available.

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Top 5 Reasons for Human Error & How to Stop Them
– Instructors: Mark Paradies

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Making Audits an Integral Part of a Proactive Improvement Program
– Instructors: John Boyle

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Improving Patient Safety: Gaining, a Win From a Loss
– Instructors: Michele Lindsay

Presentation not yet available.

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Improving Safety Culture Through Measuring and Grading Investigations
– Instructors: Jack Frost

Presentation not yet available.

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Improve People Skills and Become More Productive
– Instructors: Boaz Rauchwerger

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Best Practice Session 3
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

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Stop Daily Goofs for Good
– Instructors: Kevin McManus

Presentation not yet available.

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Improving Maintenance Troubleshooting with Equifactor® Equipment
– Instructors: Ken Reed

Presentation not yet available.

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Improving Sentinel Event Investigations
– Instructors: Ken Turnbull

Presentation not yet available.

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Making Sense of Complex Investigations
– Instructors: Pat Fortune

Presentation not yet available.

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What is New in the TapRooT® Software
– Instructors: Dan Verlinde

Presentation not yet available.

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TapRooT®: The One Stop Solution to Managing Risk
– Instructors: Nancy Hitchins

Presentation not yet available.

 

Morning Keynote Presentation
Thursday, March 1, 2018
9:00 am – 10:00 am

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How Good Is Your TapRooT® Implementation
– Instructors: Mark Paradies

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Best Practice Session 4
Thursday, March 1, 2018
10:15 am – 11:45 am

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TapRooT® Certified Instructor Re-certification Workshop
– Instructors: Ken Reed, Linda Unger, & Michelle Wishoun

Presentation not yet available.

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Multiple Failures Without Learning
– Instructors: Chris Vallee & Brian Tink

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The Psychology of Failing Fixes
– Instructors: Kevin McManus

Presentation not yet available.

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Building Your Software Incident Report
– Instructors: Dan Verlinde & Ralph Brickey

Presentation not yet available.

 

Best Practice Session 5
Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:45 pm – 1:35 pm

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Supporting Grid Reliability with Low-to-Medium Risk TapRooT® Investigations
– Instructors: Jeff Hubbartt

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The Business End of Equipment Reliability, Part I
– Instructors: Heinz Bloch

Presentation not yet available.

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Top 7 Secrets of a Great Investigation Interview
– Instructors: Barb Carr

Presentation not yet available.

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Clarifying Common Misuses of Safety Risk Language
– Instructors: Jim Whiting

Presentation not yet available.

 

Best Practice Session 6
Thursday, March 1, 2018
1:50 pm – 2:40 pm

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Taking Your Investigation Communication Skills to a Dynamic New Level
– Instructors: Vincent Phipps

Presentation not yet available.

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The Business End of Equipment Reliability, Part II
– Instructors: Heinz Bloch

Presentation not yet available.

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Deep Dive into the Procedures Basic Cause Category
– Instructors: Ralph Brickey

Presentation not yet available.

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What is a Trend and How Can You Find Trends in the TapRooT® Data?
– Instructors: Chris Vallee

Presentation not yet available.

 

Best Practice Session 7
Thursday, March 1, 2018
2:55 pm – 3:45 pm

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Best Practices for Sharing Lessons Learned
– Instructors: Pat Fortune

Presentation not yet available.

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Using Wearables to Minimize Daily Human Errors
– Instructors: Kevin McManus

Presentation not yet available.

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Minimizing Downtime by Minimizing Repair time
– Instructors: Chris Vallee

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Pike River: The Human Story
– Instructors: Karl Berendt

Presentation not yet available.

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TapRooT® Advisory Board
– Instructors: Mark Paradies & Linda Unger

No presentation will be made available for this session.

 

Best Practice Session 8
Friday, March 2, 2018
9:00 am – 10:45 am

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Performance Improvement Gap Analysis
– Instructors: TapRooT® Instructor Team

No presentation will be made available for this session.

Twitter Contest

Posted: February 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized

This year at the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit we will be hosting a Twitter contest. To enter to win you will need to have a twitter account, follow our Twitter page (@TapRooT_RCA), and use the hashtag #taprootsummit.

You might be asking what should I post!? Well here are some suggestions.

Pictures of:

  • You and your friends at the Summit
  • Summit activities
  • 30th Anniversary Party
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Breakfast/Lunch Buffet

Or you can send us status updates about:

  • Your travels to the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit
  • What you’ve learned/favorite Breakout Session
  • Fun and exciting things you’ve done around Knoxville, TN

Or simply just tell us about your experience at the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit.

The more you tweet using the the hashtag #taprootsummit the greater your chances of winning!

We will announce the winner Thursday March, 1 before the Keynote Speaker Vincent Phipps. You must be PRESENT to win.

Caption Contest Winner!

Posted: February 20th, 2018 in Contest, Pictures

Alright everyone, the caption contest is over! There were a lot of great, funny, and creative entries. I asked the staff here to vote on the winner, and because we had so many hilarious entries it was a really close call.

And the winner of this caption contest is…

Steve K. with “Burning Man’s in August, silly.”

I also want to give a shout out to TWO honorable mentions.

“This girl is on firrrreeee…” (to the tune of Adele Fire) ~ Amy Shute.

Love that song!

“Look Ma…..No Hands!!!!!” ~ Claude

Haha! I can hear it now.

I want to thank everyone for playing along. Don’t forget just because you won past Caption Contest doesn’t mean you can’t enter to win. The more captions you come up with the greater your chances of win!

Stay tuned for the next Caption Contest coming soon after the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit.

You’re Invited to Our 30th Anniversary Party!

Posted: February 9th, 2018 in Summit, TapRooT, Website Info and Updates

2018 marks an extremely special year for System Improvements Inc., it’s the year we turn 30. So come join us at the Knoxville Summit and help us celebrate three decades of saving lives!

The celebration will start Wednesday March 1 after the 4:00 pm session, and it will be located right outside the main session hall in the Cumberland Concourse. There will be appetizers, drinks, and Carl Dixon will be there for live entertainment.

Don’t forget to bring your tickets! Blue tickets will be distributed for a prize drawing, and you will receive orange tickets for two free drinks. So get ready to eat, drink, and be merry!

To learn more about the Summit click here or email me at roberts@taproot.com. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

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