Category: Local Attractions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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    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:

Meet TapRooT® in Manchester

July 23rd, 2018 by

Register here for TapRooT® Training on October 1, 2018, in Manchester, England: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Exposure to the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course in Manchester 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®. 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 Manchester, you will want to get out and about. Below, to route you on the road to Manchester, we’ve included highlights of this British city. Be sure to discover even more gems to explore on our Manchester Pinterest board.

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Experience Manchester

At Long Millgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1SB, you will find Chetham’s Library, founded 1653, the oldest library in the English-speaking world. Explore medieval college buildings containing furniture, furnishings, and a library harkening to the seventeenth century. Drop in Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 4:30, or make an appointment at 0161 834 9644 for a tour or to hear a concert at the adjacent School of Music on Wednesdays.

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Manchester is rooted in innovation as home to the first steam-powered mill and microcomputer, as well as fresh initiatives borne out in its universities. With its massive collection of vintage vehicles and halls full of steam-powered machines in action, you’re sure to be fascinated at the Museum of Science and Industry. See how the Industrial Revolution influenced Britain’s cities and people; take a train ride; and participate in hands-on workshops.

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Be awestruck at a Victorian Gothic masterpiece, the John Rylands Library is dedicated to  one of the most successful industrialists and encompasses the most ancient artifact of the New Testament, the St. John Fragment. The Rylands houses other treasures such as medieval manuscripts and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the 1476 William Caxton edition.

On a 90-minute bus tour, venture highlights of Manchester’s heritage, its progressive growth, and its role in science, politics, music, arts and sport. Among key sites on the Sightseeing Manchester 15-stop, hop-on hop-off tour, you will visit Town Hall Manchester, National Football Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and Manchester United Football Club.

Wigan Pier to Arley Hall

Manchester offers a unique collection of 20 premier walking trails. Among them: a circular walk around picturesque Worsley Village; along Leeds-Liverpool Canal and up Wigan’s renowned 23-locks flight to Top Lock along the canal-side trail of Wigan Pier to Arley Hall; and take in regal views from woodland to riverside along Peel Tower, Holcombe Moor and Ramsbottom.

Go for a fascinating Manchester walking experience with a themed tour. Avail yourself  of a well-developed theme; among the offerings are architectural, foodie, political, history and heritage, and Victoria baths.

Taste Manchester

Have a classic espresso or a handcrafted cocktail in the glamorous, sophisticated Dirty Martini, 1 Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5QR.

Partake in drinks, English afternoon tea, fish and chips, steak and ale, or more at Radisson Edwardian, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5GP.

Corn Exchange Manchester

The Corn Exchange: A fusion of flavors from around the globe, the Corn Exchange has something for everyone, from among these offerings and more: Wahaca, Pho, Cosy Club, Cabana, Alston Bar & Beef, Mowgli, Banyan Bar and Grill, Zizzi, Pizza Express, Salvi’s, Vapiano, and Tampopo.

North Star Piccadilly: You’ll find award-winning coffee and specialty teas here, at 77 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HG. Choose among paninis and salads, platters and hot specials, or delicious daily soups. Finish with sweet or savory snacks or fresh-baked cakes. 

Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill: At Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, Lancs, M3 3AP, Fazenda’s Brazilian influence offers wonderful wines, gourmet salads, and freshly grilled meats, set in a modern ambience.

Register here for our Manchester 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.

 

Learn TapRooT® in Dubai

July 21st, 2018 by

TapRooT® Training in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Five days in Dubai with TapRooT® will expand your professional knowledge and build your expertise in troubleshooting and problem-solving. 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 many other types of problems. Essential Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®; additional advanced topics include CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis, and Proactive Improvement.

Upon completion of your course, you will receive a certificate of completion and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI online. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can prove to be a professional game changer for you. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn that you can immediately apply.

While in Dubai for your TapRooT® course, you will want to explore this eye-opening city on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. Below, to orient you to discover what to see and do in Dubai, we’ve included highlights of this United Arab Emirates destination. Be sure to discover even more points of interest to explore on our Dubai Pinterest board.

Experience Dubai

Dubai is an exhilarating blend of history and culture, panoramic views, world-class beaches and shopping, and unforgettable experiences. A constitutional monarchy, established  in 1833, Dubai today is a gleaming metropolis that boasts the world’s tallest building—provides a stark contrast to the setting of Old Dubai, or Old Town, with its coral-hued, low-rise structures. You can learn about the traditions and culture of Dubai here

The 2,722-foot skyscraper Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest structure, its design influenced by Islamic architecture. Burj Khalifa is surrounded by a 27-acre park with pools and fountains in the park’s center. Watch the impressive Dubai Fountain, with 6,600 lights, 50 projectors, and 35 melodies among its choreography, water from the fountain dancing 500 feet into the air. Buy tickets in advance for the best price for At the Top observation decks, the fountain boardwalk, or the fountain lake ride. Plan to have dinner at an outside table near the Dubai Mall at one of the Souk Al Bahar restaurants for a good view of the fountain show, which occurs every half hour from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

With the Palm Islands, Dubai is underway in developing remarkable man-made archipelagosPalm Jumeirah, Deira Islands, Palm Jebel Ali, The World, and Bluewaters Island.

Savor the fresh air on Palm Jumeirah: Rent a bike and go exploring.

Cool off and delight in a water adventure.

Experience Old Town and its enchanting souksA “souk” is a market. Dubai Gold Souk is the duty-free gold market in historic Deira, or Old Dubai, offering some of the world’s lowest prices in gold jewelry. Nearby Heritage Village and Diving Village will give you glimpses into an earlier Dubai culture through crafts and the history of the pearl industry. 

You’ve seen silhouette images of this icon: the alluring, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Now, get a close-up view of this graceful monument that offers resplendent hospitality to its guests.

Visit Jumeirah Mosque. The mosque is open to non-Muslims and a tour offers the opportunity for insight into the Islamic religion.

Note: The Dubai Metro is a great way to get around the city, and the car windows are huge to facilitate spectacular views.

 

Taste Dubai

Tuck into Turkish coffee, wonderful teas, dates with ice cream cake with chocolate fondue, a lovely breakfast—all with a splendid view of the Palace Hotel—at La Postreria.

Sample the seafood at Bice Mare on the terrace while overlooking Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.

Order scrumptious Italian fare at Serafina Dubai.

Al Dawaar: This revolving rooftop eatery, Al Khaleej Road, Deira Corniche, is on the 25th floor of Hyatt Regency Dubai.

Zaroob: Dine on Arabic street fare in the outdoor garden near Dubai International Financial Centre.

See the souks, the Dubai Courts, and all the sights from a delicious dinner cruise on the Bateaux Dubai.

Register today for your TapRooT® Training in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader 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.

 

Acquire TapRooT® in Atlanta

July 9th, 2018 by

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

 

Exposure to the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course in Atlanta 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®. 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 Atlanta, you will want to get out and about. Below, to route you on the road to Atlanta, we’ve included highlights of this Southern city. Be sure to discover even more gems to explore on our Atlanta Pinterest board.

Experience Atlanta

Atlanta has grown from a railway town to a Southern icon due to its cultural community, as well as for its position as a financial and commercial center. The bustling city maintains its identity as a crucial hub for transportation. Atlanta—with incredible charm, generally mild-weathered climate, and attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, the College Football Hall of Fame, and Piedmont Park—has drawn in celebrity chefs, media magnates, and a diverse population.

Take a walk along the BeltLine, a 22-mile loop connecting parks and trails and encircling major areas of the city. See how many pieces of public art you can spot as you walk.

With 75 acres of fresh outdoor nature experiences and the world of adventure inside, Fernbank Museum of Natural History opens your eyes to a hands-on, wild side, sensory discovery.

Go for a mini-hike up Stone Mountain.

Stroll through Ponce City Market, set in a historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building, and discover Skyline Park on the rooftop, dine and drink at City Winery, get an epic coffee at Spiller Park.

At the High Museum, explore contemporary and historical art, exhibitions, and architecture.

In downtown Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park is where you’ll find the Georgia Aquarium.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park: Visit the park, including the home of Martin Luther King Jr. Be moved by his story in this park dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and heritage.

Atlanta Botanical Garden offers an urban oasis of more than 30 acres, adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown.

Taste Atlanta

 

Fork first, into a scrumptious Southern fare at Atlanta Breakfast Club. Among the temptations are fried chicken with waffles, pancakes, omelets, French toast, and, of course, grits.

Make plans to stop at Ponce City Market and get your culinary senses sharpened in Central Food Hall.

Duck into Ria’s Bluebird for a delicious weekend brunch in the downtown heart of Atlanta. The buttermilk pancakes are ranked the world’s best by the New York Times.

Cool off with a crazy-good, flavor-filled treat from the closest King of Pops.

Bite into a Sublime Doughnut to see what all the hubbub is about.

With up to 15 trucks at a time, your options are wide open at Atlanta Food Truck Park.

If you happen to be in East Atlanta or on the West side, savor a slider at Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand.

Go to Hankook Taqueria near the Georgia Tech campus and settle into some tong dak tacos and sesame fries.

Tuck into some Belgian Fries at Belgian Beer Bar, located in Little 5 Points.

The overstuffed burrito, rice and beans, quesadillas, and more from El Myr are something to look forward to.

Atlanta is all about the food halls. In the middle of Inman Park, you’ll find Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits featuring fresh Gulf of Mexico fare in Krog Street Market.

Register here for our Atlanta 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.

TapRooT® Training in Bogota

July 6th, 2018 by

To advance your professional development through TapRooT® Training in Colombia, register for our upcoming courses in Bogota.

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

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

Bogota, Colombia: Special 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course: 

Bogota: 3-Day TapRooT® /Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis Course:

Bogota: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course:

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

Expand your professional knowledge and advance your career in Bogota, Colombia, with TapRooT®. Within a TapRooT® course, you’ll gain experience and perspective for myriad workplace situations. 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!

Bogota, Colombia—flanked to the east and west by mountain ranges, it’s often called “the city of art, adventure, and architecture.” While in Bogota, you will want to get out and about, to admire the architecture of its many churches, taste its diverse fruits and culinary delights, and experience its history and heritage. Below, to route you on the road to Bogota, we’ve included highlights of this vibrant city. Be sure to discover even more gems to explore on our Bogota Pinterest board.

Experience Bogota

Visit Bogota and discover an attractive, vibrant city abuzz with great coffee shops, culinary hotspots, a wealth of heritage and cultural high points, and colorful neighborhoods. Colombia has the world’s largest number of orchids, its national flower. In Bogota’s mountains, you will find a diversity of these orchids, as well as a wealth of species of flowers, birds, and butterflies. Below are some suggestions and highlights of Bogota for you to explore:

El Carmen Church (Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Carmen): You’ll easily spot the iconic 187-foot, red-and-white brick steeple in the Candelaria district. Decorated with Arabic and Byzantine art, this Gothic-style church was built between 1926 and 1938 with architecture that reflects the Spanish colonial tradition. See other churches in Candelaria here.

Plaza de Bolivar: A visit to Bogota often begins here, in the heart of the original town. In this square is the city’s first public monument, the 1846 bronze statue of Simon Bolivar, known as El Libertador.

La Catedral PrimidaGothic-style with a French influence, the Holy Cathedral Church has five naves, 88 columns, and 72 vaults. 

The Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), in the cobblestoned La Candelaria, houses the largest collection of pre-Colombian gold work in the world. Among the 55,000 pieces of ancient works by indigenous cultures of Colombia, you’ll see gold, pottery, rock, precious stones, and textiles, lending scientists and archaeologists insight into the cultures of South America civilizations prior to the arrival of Europeans.

Visit La Candelaria in daylight hours. You’ll find this the place to experience Bogota’s colorful, cultural heritage, as the neighborhood is full of art deco, Spanish colonial, and Baroque architecture. La Carrera Septima is a good beginning for wandering your way to La Candelaria.

Take in panoramic views of the city and faraway hills atop Monserrate Mountain, a 10,341-foot mountain with a 17th-century church, gardens, and a Colombian spiritual shrine. Ascend to the mountain by cable car, railway, or on foot. The cable car views are preferred by most visitors. On the mountain, you will also find a couple of restaurants and a market.

Taste Bogota

How many of these Colombian fruits have you tried?

  • Badea
  • Borojo
  • Carambolo
  • Feijoa
  • Chontaduro
  • Passion fruit
  • Soursop
  • Naranjilla
  • Spanish lime
  • Cherimoya
  • Granadilla
  • Guanabana
  • Brazilian guava
  • Lulo fruit
  • Mamoncillo
  • Maracuya
  • Pitahaya
  • Tomate de arbol (tamarillo)
  • Peruvian groundcherry
  • Curuba
  • Higo

Paloquemao Market is one of the most traditional Bogota markets, where you will discover a wide range of fresh Colombian fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

On your way back from the Salt Cathedral, enjoy dinner and then the nightlife in Chia at Andres Carne de ResTry the coconut milk lemonade.

For modern Colombian, go to Mini Mal; for street food Peruvian-style, try El Carrito Sanguchero; and to savor Lebanese-style deliciousness, head to Zatar.

Enjoy the baked goods! Pandebonos (a cheese bread), pan de yuca, and almojabanas are usually offered in any bakery. Some good locations are La Puerta Falsa and La Rioja in Chapinero.

La Puerta Falsa: Order the ajiaco, a delicious soup with chicken, potatoes, corn, and guascas, a local herb. Other ingredients are added according to personal taste: rice, avocado, capers, cream. Other great locations for this time-honored dish: La Pola in Las Aguas or at Las Cazuelas de la Abuela in Chapinero.

Know before you go: Bring a jacket. At 8,612 feet, Bogota has mild temperature year-round, but gets chilly in the evening. 

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.

TapRooT® & You in Sao Paulo

June 27th, 2018 by

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Upcoming training dates: August 8 | October 17 | December 12

Take a couple of days to expand your professional knowledge and advance your career in fascinating Sao Paulo, Brazil, with TapRooT®! Within these two days, you’ll gain experience and perspective in myriad workplace situations. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can be a professional game changer for you. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other categories of problems. Among the unique TapRooT® techniques, you’ll work with SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®.

At course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

In the 2-Day TapRooT® course, we’ll participate in an exercise, using safety incidents or quality issues from your work environment. Be sure to bring one for us to dive into. This may be a written report, or you may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn in two days that you can immediately apply!

We will gather on August 8 for the 2-Day TapRooT® course. While in Sao Paulo, you will likely want to get out and about. Be sure to discover more gems to explore on our Sao Paulo Pinterest board. Below, to route you on the road to Sao Paulo, we’ve included highlights of this vibrant city.

Experience Sao Paulo

South America’s largest city, Sao Paulo, is surrounded by rivers, and punctuated with rich architecture, from neo-Gothic to modernist. The city is so big that it’s a good idea to have a game plan of what you’d like to include in your adventure.

Go for a refreshing walk among 500 different plant species in Ibirapuera Park. Inside the park, you will find sport courts and a jogging track, bike racks, restaurants, as well as the Contemporary Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum, the Afro Brazilian Museum, the Ibirapuera Auditorium, the Japanese Pavillion, the Oca, and many other structures.

Culture note: A person born in Sao Paulo state is called a paulista; someone born in the city is a paulistano.

Just north of Sao Paulo’s city center is one of the world’s largest urban forests. Walk or hike in the Parque Estadual da Cantareira (Cantareira State Park) to see monkeys and birds as well as native flora. Climb the Serra da Cantareira high enough and you will take in a panoramic view of the city.

The Soccer Museum: The museum is located in the Pacaembu Stadium, and provides an amazing audiovisual experience.

In downtown Sao Paulo, go to the Liberdade district to visit Japanese Town, home to the largest Japanese community in the world outside Japan. Here, you’ll spot iconic red torii Shinto shrine gates lining the streets along with markets and restaurants.

Did you know? Among their influences in Brazil, Japanese immigrants introduced organized farming to the Amazon and initiated the commercial cultivation of pepper, putting Brazil on its way to being the world’s fourth largest producer of this spice.

Sao Paulo culinary experiences

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.

To advance your professional development through TapRooT® training, register here for Sao Paulo.

Upcoming training dates: August 8 | October 17 | December 12

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.

Take your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Kenya

June 25th, 2018 by

Have you ever been to East Africa? When you arrive, you’ll find Kenya a stunning country of magnificent wildlife and pristine wilderness, recognized as a model for both wildlife management and sustainable tourism. A place where you can experience the diversity of its geography—from the drama of the Great Rift Valley, desert, and mountain highlands to white sand beaches, rainforests, and the savannah plains. The sheer assortment of national parks, reserves, and wildlife experiences in Kenya sets it apart as a destination.

Here are a few bucket-list adventures awaiting you in Kenya:

If you’ve ever dreamed of going on safari or having a close-up wildlife experience, Kenya is surely the prized destination. From its capital, Nairobi, safaris allow you to witness millions of wildebeests, along with giraffes and migrating from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya. You’ll never forget the trembling of the ground as hooves are pounding to their plunge into the Mara River, a dangerous but necessary leap for the wildebeests to reach the feast awaiting them on Kenya’s lush grazing grounds.

Amboseli National Park: You can view Tanzania’s 5,895m Mount Kilimanjaro from this park, as well as visit a Maasai village. Within the park are opportunities to see giraffes, jackals, hyenas, vervet monkeys, elephants, cheetahs, elands, waterbucks, warthogs, baboons, hartebeests, cranes, sunbirds, and more than 420 feathered and migratory species.

Lake Nakuru: See thousands of flamingos, both the black and white rhinos, waterbucks, zebras, buffalo, and the endangered Rothschild giraffe among the game in this region. The lake also provides one of your best opportunities to see leopards and a pride of lions.

Visit a conservancy and bond with a remarkable creature.

Learn some Kenyan culture and traditions.

Get your water sport on and your eyes full of the arresting beauty of Kenyan beaches: Mombasa, Malindi, Diani, and Lamu.

Indulge in some Swahili cuisine.

Check into seeing the Big Five (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and these spectacular national parks.

Have breakfast with a giraffe.

Go whale-watching in Watamu.

Another life-changing action you can take in Kenya is the TapRooT® 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Nairobi on July 16. In just five days, you will learn TapRooT® to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events and other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper® plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis and Proactive Improvement.

Register now for an experience in Nairobi, Kenya, that will both broaden you and further your career and professional development.

Learn TapRooT® in Denver

June 24th, 2018 by

Take two days to become TapRooT® trained in Denver, Colorado. Within these two days, you’ll gain experience and perspective in myriad workplace situations. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can be a professional game changer for you.

From beginners to experts, TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursor events, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, our award-winning online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

In the course, we’ll participate in an exercise, using safety incidents or quality issues from your work environment. Be sure to bring one or more for us to dive into. These may be written reports, or you may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn in two days that you can immediately apply!

We’ll meet on September 18 for the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course. You will likely want to get out and about in Denver so below we’ve included highlights of this Colorado city.

Register here to take the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course in Denver.

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Soak up Denver

Denver is packed with must-do thrills: Stand exactly one mile high on the west steps of the state capitol and see 200 mountains from its dome. Set your eyes on the world’s greatest collection of Native American art at an architectural wonder, the Denver Art Museum. Check out Old West history in a trendy downtown at Golden, Colorado’s first capital, where you can sip a beer while kayakers paddle by.

The Mile High City is a paradise for outdoor adventure and pro sports. The choices are wide-ranging: walking trailsurban hikes, parks, sporting events, and more Denver adventures.

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Colorado’s landscape is awe-inspiring. Take Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, little more than a hour from Denver. You can go front range climbing, take a jeep or segway tour, or tour via bike or electric bike. If you’re a photography buff, this is a natural for you.

Go brewery touring and get a closeup taste of the culture Denver’s famous for.

Denver’s historic district, or Lower Downtown, is called LoDo. Amid 28 square blocks, you can enjoy excellent restaurants, live music, and fun brewpubs. Walk, sightsee, window shop in downtown Larimer Square among a vibrant district of Victorian buildings restored to hip shops and restaurants.

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The creative community of Denver shows up in galleries, studios, and cultural attractions across seven art districts.

Visit Red Rock Canyon Park & Amphitheatre for hiking, walking, and biking trails, or dine at Red Rock’s Ship Rock Grille to admire the view.

Check out Union Station, a transportation hub, historic landmark, and cool space for noshing–such as Mercantile Dining & Provision–gathering, and shopping.

At El Taco De Mexico, 714 Santa Fe Dr., it’s all about being the authentic taqueria.

Try breakfast or lunch at Maria Empanada, a great bakery and cafe offering a taste of Argentina.

At the vintage-inspired ice cream shop Little Man, people line up around the block on 16th Street for homemade flavors like peach cobbler, oatmeal cookie, salted Oreo, and creme fraiche.

Discover more to explore on the TapRooT® Denver Pinterest board, and register for your TapRoot® experience in Colorado today.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquire TapRooT® Training in Auckland

June 23rd, 2018 by

Take two days to become TapRooT® Trained in Auckland. Within these two days, you’ll gain experience and perspective in myriad workplace situations.

TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree®, and Corrective Action Helper®. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, our award-winning online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

In the course, we’ll participate in an exercise, using safety incidents or quality issues from your work environment. Be sure to bring one or more for us to dive into. These may be written reports, or you may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn in two days that you can immediately apply!

We’ll meet on July 16 for the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course. You will likely want to get out and about in Auckland so below we’ve included highlights of this New Zealand city.

Register here to take the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course in Auckland.

Experience Auckland

On New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland is a hub for transport. Auckland, known as “City of Sails,” has a vast harbor, many quiet islands, a colorful cityscape, world-class museums and award-winning wineries, and cultural and ecological diversity. This gorgeous city offers an incredible mix of wildlife, water, and urban activities. Trains and buses are handy for getting around the city; a ferry is a great way to sightsee this amazing place from the water.

Just ask the locals and they will tell you what they love about their homeland: friendly neighbors, lush farmland, countless black and white sand beaches, rugged mountains and native bush, sun-drenched islands, green spaces and parks, enchanting villages and mountaintop culinary experiences. Come join us in Auckland!

Packing tips for Auckland in July:

  • A sweater that will keep you warm
  • A rainproof, windproof jacket
  • Warm scarf

Discover Shakespeare Park: The park is in North Auckland but worth the distance for the panoramic scenery, incredible hikes, beautiful beaches.

Have fun and/or brunch at Mission Bay: Mission Bay is an iconic Auckland beach, centrally located and full of eateries along the boardwalk.

New Zealand Maritime Museum: At the museum, you can learn the history of New Zealand seafaring, from the first Polynesians to present-day yachting. Or, get seafaring yourself on a restored heritage scow, the Ted Ashby, to take in harbor sights and sounds and terrific views of Auckland’s skyline.

Take a deep breath in Cornwall Park: Relax, take a vigorous walk on a tree-lined avenue or trail, have an ice cream, or people watch in this expansive park in Epsom, near Auckland’s city center. Named after the Duke of Cornwall, the park has heritage sites dating back centuries, sporting grounds and games, and an educational farm for children.

Museum of Transport and Technology: Explore  exhibitions spanning the history and development of New Zealand transport, technology, and ingenuity, with interactive experiences.

Get a forever view of the landscape from Sky TowerNew Zealand’s tallest tower.

Climb Auckland’s highest mountain, Mount Eden, and mark that off your list. The climb takes only about an hour. At the top, enjoy the awe of the skyline.

For either an upscale dinner or a little nightlife, go to Ponsonby.

Milford Sound: The gem of Fiordland National Park in New Zealand’s South Island, Milford Sound is actually a fiord and the only one in New Zealand accessible by road. Day tours and cruises and other activities, including kayaking and scuba diving, are ways to explore this captivating jewel.

Hike the Waitakere Ranges, an immense natural reserve of nature walks and hikes. Here, you can experience waterfalls, picturesque lookouts, coastal walkways—all with abundant photo ops.

Did you know Auckland is built on over 50 volcanoes?

Auckland eateries

Andrea Ristorante Italiano: Stellar views across Mission Bay, relaxed outdoor and indoor seating, and delicious homemade Italian cuisine.

Velvet Burger: Pull up a chair to a solid burger with good chips. The service is great and so are the buns.

Bodrum Kitchen: Mediterranean cuisine at its best, Bodrum Kitchen serves traditional favorites—menemem, sigara borek, loukamades, moussaka, dolmades, lahmacun—and much more.

Riverstone Kitchen: A simple menu reflects the Kitchen’s dedication and focus on fresh, unfussy cuisine. Ingredients are sourced from its extensive vegetable gardens and orchards.

Dante’s: A favorite in Auckland’s Ponsonby, Dante’s brings the authentic to Italian pizza, and reasonably priced.

Dante's Pizza in Ponsonby

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 or 865.357.0080.

TapRooT® is global to meet your needs. If you need other times or locations, please see our full selection of courses.When you’re making plans or while you are there, be sure to use our Auckland Pinterest board to discover adventures, dining suggestions, and city sights. Remember to register today for your New Zealand TapRoot® experience.

Learn TapRooT® in Johannesburg

June 22nd, 2018 by

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Spend five days in Johannesburg with TapRooT® and you will learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective corrective actions. A TapRooT® course has proven over and over to be a career game changer.

TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. In this course, you will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree®, and Corrective Action Helper® plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis, and Proactive Improvement.. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, our award-winning online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be in the form of written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem.

We’ll meet on August 27 for the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course. You will likely want to get out and about in Johannesburg so below we’ve included highlights of this history-rich, colorful city in South Africa.

Register here to take the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course in Johannesburg.

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Experience Johannesburg

Along two oceans, the South Atlantic and the Indian, South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. As the largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is the provincial capital and the center of the gold and diamond trade, due to its location in the Witwatersrand. The city’s Soweto township was home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. You may hear the locals call it “Jozi, Joburg, or JHB.” By any of its names, Johannesburg has a robust arts and food scene and much beauty and history for you to discover.

For magnificent views, go up to the observation deck of the Carlton Tower, also known as “Top of Africa.” The 50-story building is also home to a shopping venue.

See Johannesburg by walking, bicycle, or tuk tuk—the tours are organized by Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers. You can also chow down on homestyle cooking at Lebo’s.

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The Apartheid Museum illustrates the 20th-century history of the rise and fall of the apartheid system and practice in South Africa, as well as background history of the country.

For further insight into apartheid, visit Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, a heritage site which commemorates the role of students in their struggle against substandard life in South Africa.

Constitution Hill sets on the site of the prison that once held Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, and is now the country’s highest court and a beautiful, modern, living museum.

Wits Art Museum: The University of the Witwatersrand, known as “Wits,” holds a remarkable collection by African artists, and additionally hosts international exhibitions. Free admission. The cafe serves delicious, inexpensive lunches.

The Cradle of Humankind is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of eight South African World Heritage Sites. About a 90-minute drive from Johannesburg city, this site offers visitors a range of caves, culture and craft and one of the world’s richest depositories of hominid fossils. If you go here, don’t miss the Maropeng Visitor Centre, iconic for its shape of a burial mound. The award-winning site is home to diverse birds, animals, and plants, many rare or endangered.

Take a hike at Melville Koppies Hill, a heritage site and nature reserve in the middle of the city. See the Iron Age ancient furnace along the way.

Mandela House: Once the home of Nelson Mandela, now you can visit this small museum at 8115 Vilakazi Street, filled with intimate mementos of his family life and a National Heritage Site.  Vilakazi Street, in Soweto, is known for being the address of two Nobel Laureates, Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

Glean insights of the city and culture from Gerald Garner on a JoburgPlaces walking tour.

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Johannesburg eateries

Have an adult beverage (or whatever strikes your fancy) at View. This restaurant, in the Four Seasons hotel, affords you a magnificently panoramic view. Also at the Four Seasons is Westcliff Deli, a great place to either dine on the spot or get it to go.

The Saxon Hotel: Feast on a meal from top South African chef Luke Dale-Roberts, amid gorgeous gardens.

For a truly African culinary experience, it’s served at a single 18-seat table in a tiny restaurant called Yeoville Dinner Club.

On Saturdays, savor a craft beer at Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein.

If it’s Dim Sum, it’s old Chinatown: The city’s west end gives you a glimpse into the surroundings of the first Chinese migrants. Try Ming Woo, 4 Commissioner Street, but you have to ask for the dim sum menu.

Discover more to explore on the TapRooT® Johannesburg Pinterest boardand register for your TapRoot® experience in South Africa today.

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 or 865.357.0080.

 

Get TapRooT® Training in Reno

June 20th, 2018 by

Spend two days in Reno with TapRooT® and you will learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective corrective actions. A TapRooT® course will accelerate your professional growth and has proven over and over to be a career game changer.

TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree®, and Corrective Action Helper®. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, our award-winning online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be in the form of written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem.

We’ll meet on July 25 at the Whitney Peak Hotel for the 2-Day Root Cause Analysis Training Course. You will likely want to get out and about in Reno so below we’ve included highlights of this Nevada city.

Register here to take the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course in Reno.

 

Experience Reno

Established in the 1860s, Reno got its name from fallen Union General Jesse Lee Reno but is perhaps best known as “the biggest little city in the world.” This gateway to the old west presents you with stunning contrasts: Spreading across the Truckee Meadows and lying along the Truckee River, Reno is a high desert in northwestern Nevada at the foot of the dramatic, majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. Come explore Reno while you learn TapRooT®!

Take a hike: When you’re downtown, follow the Hunter Creek Trail to the waterfall, or head south and hike up the Thomas Creek Trail to Dry Pond for terrific views of the city.

See the Reno Municipal Rose Garden: Certified by the American Rose Society, the garden in Idlewild Park spreads over one acre with 200 varieties of roses. Expect to see a fantastic display of blooms from early June through September.

Visit Idlewild ParkNext to the Truckee River and just west of downtown Reno, the 49-acre community park is home to duck ponds, the rose garden, a skate park, ballfields, a swimming pool. Here, you can savor live music, diverse tastes from the food trucks, and craft beer.

Chill out on an island in downtown Reno: Wingfield Park on Belle Isle. Swim, picnic, relax by the water, hike or stroll the Riverwalk, or bike the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway—all in the green urban oasis on the Truckee River. Built into the river is the Truckee River Whitewater Park, where you can kayak, canoe or raft, or tube the Class 2 to 3 course. 

Experience local art and sculpture alongside fine art in downtown Reno’s culture and arts district. The Nevada Museum of Art is designed around themes of land and environment. The Stremmel Gallery features contemporary work from European and American artists. 

Reno eateries

Midtown Eats: Self-described as, “A modern take on ageless taste,” Midtown Eats impresses you with its creative comfort food and cocktail concoctions. In a rustic farmhouse and well worth the wait.

Old Granite Street EateryWhether you’re at the vintage wood bar or scarfing down bacon chips in a booth,  you’re sure to savor the handcrafted touch in both food and drink. Remember that it’s Happy Hour here Monday – Friday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with one-half off drafts and wine by the glass, plus select two snacks for $10.00.

The Stone House Cafe: In Reno’s Old Southwest, the family-owned cafe and its spacious patio serve up memorable libations and culinary experiences.

Brasserie Saint James: The Great American Beer Festival has named Brasserie Saint James “the best midsize brewpub and brewer in the nation.” At this cross between a gastropub and a microbrewery, you’ll find brews for all tastes.

Hub Coffee Roasters: Get your java fix on with locally roasted premium fair trade deliciousness. Or go for cappuccino, hot chocolate, pastries in this cozy atmosphere with patio tables and river views.

Bibo Coffee CompanyWith memorable chai lattes, this coffee shop sits among independent wine and cheese shops. Folks swear by the ice cream and gelato, as well as the superb coffee.

Discover more to explore on the TapRooT® Reno Pinterest board, and register for your Nevada TapRoot® experience today.

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 to discuss what we can do for you, or call us at 865.539.2139.

Meet TapRooT® in Dallas

June 14th, 2018 by

In five days with TapRooT® in Dallas, you will learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course can accelerate your career and has proven a professional game changer for many.

TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper® plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis and Proactive Improvement. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll meet on August 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn Las Colinas for the 5-Day Root Cause Analysis Training course. You will likely want to explore Dallas so below we’ve included highlights of your host city.

Register here to take the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Dallas.

 

Experience Dallas

Dallas has a down-home, friendly atmosphere, cool music, a memorable skyline, and a robust nightlife. Take a walk in the city’s urban green spaces and explore endless outdoor and recreational activities. To get here, you can fly into DFW or Love Airport, headquarters of Southwest.

A great introduction to Dallas is to take a free trolley ride through downtown to see the area and check out restaurants and points of interest you might want to pursue. Hop on and off as you wish. You may want to use the DART bus or rail system, depending on where you want to go.

Catch views from the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower, 470 feet above the ground, a great overlook of Trinity River. Another place to view the landscape and Trinity River is from Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. For optimum photo ops, snap the skyline from steel-arched Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

Play games, read, and see free performances at Klyde Warren Park, a $110 million oasis with free Wi-Fi. Bonus: With food trucks and restaurants, the park is open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. Across the street is Dallas Museum of Art, where general admission is free.

Did you know? Dallas is home to the country’s largest hardwood forest, the Great Trinity Forest

Recreate at White Rock Lake Park. A nine-mile trail for walkers, cyclists, or runners. Scenic views. Go boating or enjoy watching folks row, paddleboard, and fish the lake.

Dallas’ NorthPark Center is prime real estate for shopping–from Versace and Gucci to H&M and Nordstrom.Plus, you can see artworks painted by Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Jonathon Borofsky.

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park: Learn about Dallas’ history in this park full of 19th-century Victorian and pioneer homes.

Check out what’s happening at the American Airlines Center. You may find a concert or a Dallas Mavericks or Stars game.

Perot Museum: Soak up natural history and science through interactive exhibits.

 

Dallas eateries

Sip Stir Cafe: Artisan coffee and espresso in a quiet place. Laptops welcome.

Bread Winners Cafe: Delicious food, such as chicken and waffles. Bonus: Friday = happy hour!

Whatever food floats your boat, it’s likely at Trinity Groves in the downtown business district: American, Italian, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, barbecue, vegan, seafood, tapas. The district has its own restaurant hub. Among the highlights: Tapas CastileSouk Mediterranean Bistro & Bar, Saint Rocco’s New York Italian.

Connect with TapRooT® in Amsterdam

June 12th, 2018 by

Created for learners at any level, TapRooT® courses will teach you to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree®, Corrective Action Helper®. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the outstanding online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of globally recognized TapRooT® professional training added to your expertise and on your resume.

As part of the course, attendees will bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may offer knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll gather September 26 at the Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City for the 2-Day training course. You will want to explore Amsterdam so below the registration link we’ve included highlights of your host city.

Register here for the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course in Amsterdam.

Experience Amsterdam

In northwestern Europe, Amsterdam is known for its tulip fields, canals and windmills, cycling, the Van Gogh museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII, and works from Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijiksmuseum.

Take a tour—by canal boat, dinner cruisebike, walking, Hop-on Hop-off bus, or helicopter. Just decide how and what you want to see, then connect with the tour that fits your preferences. 

Dam Square is for meeting up, people-watching, and plotting your day while being in the company of the beautiful Royal Palace and in the center of the city.

Walk five minutes from Dam Square to the Amsterdam Museum, an essential for getting inside of Amsterdam’s history, folklore, social patterns, subcultures, and artistic expression.

Amsterdam’s oldest building and oldest parish church, Oude Kerk was founded circa 1213.

Anne Frank House: See where Anne kept her diary and went into hiding. Insider tip: Buy your ticket early as possible as they sell out very quickly; they are made available on the website two months in advance.

The Rijksmuseuma Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history, is in the Amsterdam South borough, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw.

You don’t have to travel outside the city to see the icons that helped the Dutch fight water shortages. There are at least eight windmills inside the city.

Did you know that there are more bicycles than people in Amsterdam? 

 

Amsterdam eateries

Try Pofertjes (petite fluffy buckwheat pancakes, served with powdered sugar), Appeltaart, or Stroopwafels (chewy waffles), among the delicacies to sample in Amsterdam.

Cocotte: Stop in this French-style crêperie in the heart of Amsterdam, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee.

Toscanini: A local favorite with a 30-year history. Italian menu with a choice of antipasti, primi, secondi, and dolci. Excellent wine list.

De Foodhallen: Take a bite out of the Dutch street food scene where there’s something for everybody. In this former tram depot, you can savor soft-shell crab buns or fish tacos at Le Big Fish; enjoy a bitterbal at De Ballenbar; relish burgers at the Butcher; tuck into hot dogs at Bulls & Dogs; head for Vet View and some Vietnamese street food; droll over the BBQ pork at Rough Kitchen; satisfy your sweet tooth at Le Petit Gateau; or go for Mediterranean fare at Maza. There’s even more choices at De Foodhallen, none of them dull.

Oriental City B.V.In Amsterdam’s “Wallen” area, Oriental City is a local crowd favorite. Extensive menu, with the dim sum among the best in town.

Proeflokaal Arendsnest: Taste the creativity in the craft beer scene here in Amsterdam at this canal-side beer bar on the Herengracht. Choose from around 50 Dutch beers on tap and 100 bottled beers. 

Thrill Grill: Craving a burger? Diners queue up here for such creations as the classic all-beef Thriller, a salmon or veggie falafel burgers, or the Purist, which is a burger with gravy. Four city locations, with the Gerard Doustraat location receiving the best scores for ambiance.

Try this: The Netherlands is famous for its cheese, so go for a cheese and wine tasting session.

 

Discover more to explore from our Amsterdam Pinterest board and begin planning your TapRooT® trip to the Netherlands today!

Add TapRooT® Skills in Nashville

June 9th, 2018 by

Take two days with TapRooT® in Nashville and learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course can accelerate your career and has proven a professional game changer for many.

Designed for learners at all levels, TapRooT® will teach you to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree®, Corrective Action Helper®. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the outstanding online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of globally recognized TapRooT® professional training added to your expertise and on your resume.

As part of the course, attendees will bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may offer knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll meet August 13 at 21c Museum Hotel Nashville in downtown Music City for the course. You will likely want to explore Nashville so below we’ve included highlights of your host city.

Register here for the 2-Day TapRoot® Root Cause Analysis Training course in Nashville

Experience Nashville

Live music 24/7. Fun places to relax and kick back. History, art, culture. And tying it up with a bow: The food.  There’s a lot to discover in Nashville and we’re here to help with a few suggestions.

The Country Music Hall of Fame: Pays tribute to the past of country music while also featuring contemporary artists.

Visit Nashville distilleries: Corsair DistilleryPennington Distilling Co., Nelson’s GreenBriar Distillery, Pritchard’s Distillery, Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Moonshiners, from a past century, passed their recipes down through the generations. Today’s Nashville distilleries have built on that heritage, blending innovation into proven family recipes.

Experience live artists at the Grand Ole Opry: You never know who you’ll get to see and hear at this Nashville icon but we guarantee you will be well entertained. A tradition since 1925.

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park:  Go here for a bird’s-eye view of the state capitol. Walk through the 19-acre park to see a 200-foot granite map of the state, a World War II memorial, a 95-bell carillon, a pathway of history, and the Rivers of Tennessee fountains. Eleven planters along the Walkway of Counties show native plant species from the state’s different regions.

Sandwich your trip to the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park between some ice cream at the Farmers Market and nationally recognized artisan coffee at Crema.

Nashville eateries

Edley’s Bar-B-Que: Walk into Edley’s and feel like family. They smoke meats low and slow with White Oak, and carry on the Nashville tradition of meat and three, with those sides coming fresh and made from scratch every day.

Hattie B’s Chicken: Two words: Hot Chicken. They call it “Comeback Sauce” for a reason. Don’t skimp on the desserts when you’ve got peach cobbler and banana pudding calling your name.

Five Points Pizza: If you have a pizza craving, pick up a slice (or more) at Five Points. Consistently voted Nashville’s best.

Husk: For something more upscale, Husk is a few blocks south of historic Broadway, in the heart of downtown Nashville, featuring  James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock and his quest for ingredient-driven cuisine.

5th & Taylor: Chef Daniel Lindley brings interpretations of Sunday dinners to traditional American fare and to your table.

Pancake Pantry: Delicious any time of the day, but be warned: Either go early morning or in the early afternoon because the secret is long out about this Nashville icon’s goodness. In Hillsboro Village. Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 3:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

Loveless Cafe: At least 65 years an award-winning Nashville legend, Loveless Cafe is quintessential fried chicken, biscuits, and preserves, all earnestly homemade. There is plenty more on the menu, too!

Frothy Monkey: A terrific place to hang out and chat while having a good cup of coffee or a full meal.

Dose: Step in for a refreshing cup of coffee or tea and something yummy from the bakery. Great place to unwind, chat, or get some work done on your laptop.

Biscuit Love: Now a Music City staple with three locations, Biscuit Love began life as an airstream food truck named Lilly.  This family-owned interpreter of the Southern brunch serves a variety of from-scratch for breakfast and lunch.

Discover more to explore from our Nashville Pinterest board and begin planning your TapRooT® trip to Tennessee today!

 

Meet TapRooT® in Milwaukee

May 30th, 2018 by

In two days with TapRooT®, you will learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course can accelerate your career and has proven a professional game changer for many.

TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll meet on July 17 at the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown for the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course. You will likely want to explore Milwaukee so below we’ve included highlights of your host city.

Register here to take the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course in Milwaukee. 

Experience Milwaukee

Milwaukee is known as the “big city of little neighborhoods.” Here, you’ll find friendly folks, delectable cuisine, a Midwestern culture, and unique experiences. Like Lake Michigan, the only Great Lake entirely within the U.S.

Discovery World: Whether you’re awestruck at the Tall Ships or Great Lakes, looking through the Simple Machine Shipyard, or Les Paul’s House of Sound, you’re surrounded by hands-on science, technology, and the environment.

Photo Op: Go around the cool exterior walkway of Discovery World to view Lake Michigan and the downtown area.

Milwaukee Public Museum: You can get lost in the floors of anthropology, geology, botany, history, zoology, and even a vintage European Village.

Sprecher Brewery Tour: See how the brewing process happens, from factory to shelves. Of course, you can sample brews in the mix of activities!

Brady Street: Sense the Midwest atmosphere on this street that offers nightlife, coffee houses, restaurants and ethnic cuisine, and shops.

Riverwalk: Go for the views and great dining along the Milwaukee River.

Historic Third Ward: A jewel in downtown, the Ward is home to a thriving arts community, shopping, restaurants. On the north end, you’ll find Milwaukee Public Market, fully decked out with a wine bar, diverse culinary vendors with vegetarian and vegan options, local swag for sale, something for your sweet tooth, and more. 

The beach: Yes, with sand and water, on beautiful Lake Michigan, which has a water surface of 22,300 square miles. Milwaukee has 1,400 acres of beaches and parkland on the water. Bradford Beach, in downtown Milwaukee, was selected as one of the Travel Channel’s top 11 city beaches.

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery: Fascinating building, with a tour that clues you in on much of Milwaukee.

Did you know: Lake Michigan’s name is derived from an Ojibwa Indian word, “mishigami,” which means “large lake”?

 

Milwaukee eateries

Milwaukee Ale House: Sit on the patio of this microbrewery and restaurant and enjoy the Milwaukee River sights and sounds.

Blue’s Egg: Coffee and carry-out or have breakfast or lunch at this Art Deco eatery.

The Capital Grille: Upscale steakhouse and classic American fare.

Odd Duck: Inventive New American menu with creative cocktails.

AJ Bombers: Happy hour, great burgers and beer, open until late.

Milwaukee Brat House: Great brew selection. Brats, Wisconsin cheese soup, chicken sandwiches, pretzels—all locally popular.

Glorioso’s Italian Market: Shop in the market while waiting for your food. Great meatballs and sauce.

St. Paul Fish Company: Dinner specials nightly. Fresh seafood and a mix of American favorites.

Discover more to explore from our Milwaukee Pinterest board and begin planning your TapRooT® trip to Wisconsin today.

 

 

Learn TapRooT® in Nairobi

May 29th, 2018 by

In five days with TapRooT®, you will learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course can accelerate your career and has proven a professional game changer for many.

TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper® plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis and Proactive Improvement. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll meet on July 16 for the 5-Day Root Cause Analysis Training course. You will likely want to explore a bit of Nairobi so below we’ve included highlights of your host city.

Register here to take the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Nairobi.

Experience Nairobi
Nairobi is a modern African city with a colonial past. As Kenya’s capital, Nairobi is the most populous city in eastern Africa and a leading business, cultural, and financial hub in Africa.

Nairobi offers parks, shopping, art museums, cultural attractions, restaurants and bars, and opportunities to get close to wildlife.

Wildlife
Giraffe Center: Supported by the American Fund for Endangered Wildlife, the center offers you experiences in feeding, standing face-to-face with the giraffes, and walking the Giraffe Center Nature Trail. An endangered subspecies giraffe, the rare Rothschild, has been successfully bred at Giraffe Center.

Get up close to baby elephants at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage. Only available for viewing from 11 am to 12 pm, so plan accordingly, the baby elephant orphans are found left behind when the babies fall into watering holes or when their mothers are poached. The handlers bottle feed them the only kind of milk the young elephants can have: elephant milk, of course.

Nairobi National Park: Experience exhibits about Kenyan history and early African ancestry, cultures, and people. Learn about fossils and their names. Next door is Snake Park where some snakes are so poisonous, they are behind double glass! Stroll the botanic garden and trek the nature trail.

Culture
Nairobi National Museum: Explore gardens with sculpture, culture, and history in the midst of Kenya’s rich heritage.

Kenyatta International Convention Centre: View the city from the heights of the conference centre with its dome-shaped tower. The Nairobi skyline is punctuated by the centre’s fusion of African styles, both traditional and contemporary.

Masai Market: On Tuesdays, shop among handicrafts: sculptures, jewelry, batik hangings, apparel, sisal bags, and many other handmade selections. Also, check out the City Market.

African Heritage House: The house overlooks Nairobi National Park and is a combination of diverse mud architectures across Africa.

Karen Blixen Home: Built in the tradition of late 19th-century bungalow architecture, with spacious rooms, verandas horizontally laid out, a roof of tile and stone, at the foot of the Ngong Hills, the home was owned by Danish author Karen and her Swedish husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. The Academy Award-winning film “Out of Africa” was about their lives in this home on farmland in Kenya.

Nairobi eateries
Carnivore: Set amid tropical gardens, with the rustic feel of a medieval banquet hall, Carnivore offers exotic meats, soups, side dishes and sauces, selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee. Try a classic Kenyan cocktail, Dawa, a blend of vodka, sugar, lime, and honey.

Talisman: A fusion of European, Pan-Asian, and African cuisine and considered one of the best restaurants in Nairobi. Try the grilled filet with a potato patty mixed with vegetables and deep fried, served with a wasabi-mustard sauce.

Wasp & Sprout:  A small cafe in the quiet Loresho area with excellent food and a relaxing ambiance. Visit during breakfast or brunch for ricotta pancakes, eggs Benedict, and baked goods. Bring a book and make yourself at home for a few hours.

The Arbor: Set in a beautiful garden, the cafe is eco-friendly with Southeast Asian and international cuisine.

Brew Bistro & Lounge: A popular restaurant, brewery, and lounge, with rooftop beer garden ambiance and a lively nightlife.

Mama Ashanti: A local favorite with West African and Ghanaian fare.

J’s Fresh Bar & Kitchen: In Westlands, this gastropub has  outdoor seating, a DJ booth, nightlife and a full-service restaurant.

Discover more to explore from our Nairobi Pinterest board and begin planning your TapRooT® trip to Africa today.

Join TapRooT® in Niagara Falls

May 25th, 2018 by

In two days with TapRooT®, you will learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and has proven a professional game changer for many.

TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll meet at the Marriott on the Falls Hotel on June 20 for the 2-Day Root Cause Analysis Training course. You will likely want to explore a bit of Niagara Falls so we’ve included highlights of your host city.

Register here to take the TapRooT® course in Niagara Falls. 

 

Experience Niagara Falls

Three waterfalls bridge the international border between Canada’s Ontario province and New York state, forming the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. This is the roar of nature, adventure at its fullest.

Water action
Take a Niagara Hornblower Cruise or cruise via Maid of the Mist close to the bottom of the mighty Niagara Falls and watch the wall of thundering water. Ponchos provided!

Keep the thrills going on another wet visit as you descend an elevator to go through a narrow tunnel—Journey Behind the Falls.

Get close up via a boardwalk. White Water Walk, along the Great Gorge, showcases Class 6 whirlpool rapids in the raging river.

Insider tip: Prepare to get wet (and pack accordingly) for any of the boat adventures!

Want a bird’s-eye view of the falls? Go to the top of Skylon Tower, 775 feet above the falls. There are two fine dining restaurants at the top, a 3D movie theatre, and a Family Fun Centre.

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center is a gateway into short hikes around the falls. Or try Niagara Glen Nature Centre to hike along the Niagara River.

Niagara Adventure Theater is a 45-minute production about settlers, explorers, and the story behind the thundering falls—all within feet of American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls.

Drive over the Rainbow Bridge, an arch bridge across the Niagara River gorge.

Did you know: The Niagara River, along with the Great Lakes Basin, is a legacy of the last Ice Age. 18,000 years ago?

Cycling is a blast here. Take the route along the 56 km path, Niagara River Recreation Trail, connecting Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The route may be started anywhere in the park.

Fancy a wine tour and tastings in Niagara Falls? Two popular opportunities are Winery Tours of Niagara and Discovery Tours Unlimited.

 

Visit Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservancy for a walk through a rainforest setting, viewing over 2000 butterflies.

Did you know: The Niagara River supplies the water for  the falls and its dissolved minerals and limestone create the green color you see?

Niagara Falls eateries
BlueLine Diner, 4424 Montrose Ave.: Huge, delicious pancakes, perfect bacon, wonderful coffee, and more. Bonus: Browse the hockey store attached to this diner.

Flying Saucer, 6768 Lundy’s Ln.:  Up late? Flying Saucer is open until 4 am!  Indulge in eggs, fries, toast, and more.

Koutouki, 5745 Ferry St.: Chicken souvlaki, moussaka, lemon potatoes—great Greek fare.

Fun fact: Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the nation.

Piccadilly Restaurant, 5501 Ferry St.: Traditional English pub fare and the owners are from the UK. Great fish and chips and chicken curry.

Weinkeller, 5633 Victoria St.: With fare such as house-made wine and fried goat cheese, Weinkiller is upscale and farm-to-table.

Frijoles Fresh Mex Burritos, 3465 Portage Way: Open until 8 pm, this burrito establishment makes everything in house, including all the sauces. Customize your order any way you like. Vegan and vegetarian options.

Tide & Vine, 3491 Portage Rd. or 1523 Niagara Stone Rd.: The freshest oysters and great seafood. Serves local beer and wine.

PhoXyclo, 6175 Dunn St.: You can get a great steaming bowl of pho here, with an sweetness to the broth.

Queen Charlotte Tea Room, 5689 Main St.: The desserts are made from scratch, and tea is always ready. You can also feast on bangers & mash, mushy peas, and  fish & chips.

AG, 5195 Magdalen Ave., Named for silver on the periodic table, this farm-to-table experience is sophisticated, made with fresh ingredients harvested from the AG farm.

Good to know:  U.S. driver’s licenses are valid in Canada, but if you’re visiting from other countries, you’ll need an international driver’s license. A seatbelt must be worn at all times, for both drivers AND passengers. Hand-held electronic devices are banned while driving.

Discover more to explore from our Niagara Falls Pinterest board and begin planning your TapRooT® trip today.

Get TapRooT® Trained in Hartford

May 23rd, 2018 by

In two days with TapRooT®, you will learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and has proven a professional game changer for many.

TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, precursors, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your wheelhouse and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll meet at the Hilton Garden Inn Hartford North/Bradley Int’l Airport for the 2-Day Root Cause Analysis Training course.

Register here to take the TapRooT® course in Hartford. 

 

Experience Hartford
Connecticut’s capital, Hartford, is home to beautiful parks, a choice of unique museums, attractions, performing arts and restaurants. See the stunning Connecticut State Capitol, visit the Wadsworth Atheneum, one of the oldest art museums in the U.S., and stroll through the Rose Garden in Elizabeth Park. Best things to do in Hartford include the Connecticut Science Center, the Mark Twain House & Museum and the carousel in Bushnell Park.

Connecticut State Capitol: At 210 Capitol Ave., the marble and granite state capitol building dates from 1871 and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

Mark Twain House & Museum: This Victorian Gothic house on Farmington Avenue has 19 rooms and is where Samuel Longhorne Clemens wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and where he raised his family.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., was founded in 1842 and opened in 1844, one of the oldest art museums in the U.S. You’ll see French and American Impressionist collections, works by contemporary and modernist artists, landscapes by members of the Hudson River School, American decorative arts, and furniture. The Wadsworth Atheneum is the largest art museum in Connecticut and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk: Created to honor Abraham Lincoln, the walk includes sculpture installations, murals, and artwork. Noted historian and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin was instrumental in the launch of the mobile tour, and is the narrator.

Connecticut Science Center: At 250 Columbus Blvd., the Connecticut Science Center is a nine-story science museum with 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits.

A city park on Asylum Avenue, 102-acre Elizabeth Park is the oldest municipal rose garden in the U.S., with 15,000 rose bushes representing 800 varieties. The Park is also home to an outdoor concert series in the summer, and contains greenhouses, lawns, pathways, a pond, and tennis courts.

Bushnell Park, 30 Arbor St., has its own summer concert series. The park also offers visitors a tour of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch or a historical tour.

Hartford eateries 
At Bushnell Park (see above), you will find food trucks at the park year round with fare such as the bacon marmalade grilled cheese from Whey Station.

Salute, 100 Trumbull St., in downtown Hartford, is a great “meet and eat” spot, with a robust bar and a creative menu.

BBQ Bear’s Smokehouse, 25 Front St., smokes meats Kansas City-style and boasts “the best ribs in Connecticut,” along with its delicious sides and desserts.

The Capital Grille, 44 Front St., is a great steakhouse with classic American fare in an upscale setting.

The Trumbull Kitchen, 150 Trumbull St., is a stylish eatery featuring a inventive menu—from tasters and tapas to soothing comfort food.

Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., is set in a renovated forge, with an upscale-casual atmosphere and a farm-to-table New American menu.

Sarah’s Coffee House, 257 Asylum St., is farm-to-table and a local charity supporter along with having terrific coffees, teas, smoothies, and pastries.

Homemade doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and more—Tastease, 70 New Park Ave.—is a local favorite.

Family-owned Tangiers, 550 Farmington Ave., is a restaurant and a grocery, specializing in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare, such as spicy falafel, chicken gyro, tabbouleh, baklava.

Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop, 329 Franklin Ave., is ideal for cocktails, an espresso, a pastry.

Sample a German-Polish smokehouse/deli, Adolf’s Meats & Sausage Kitchen, 35 New Britain Ave., for brats, hams, Canadian bacon, kielbasa, and more.

Stop in at Spigot Cafe, 468 Prospect Ave., for ice-cold brews from around the world. Cash only. Feel free to bring food in to have with your beer!

Discover more to explore from our Hartford Pinterest board and begin planning your TapRooT® trip to Connecticut today.

Connect with TapRooT® in Hamburg

May 22nd, 2018 by

In five days with TapRooT®, you can learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can be a professional game changer for you.

From beginners to experts, TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper® plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis, and Proactive Improvement. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll gather and kick off the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Training at the Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport on June 11. You may want to make plans to explore your host city while you’re there. See our travel tips below.

Register here for the course.

Hamburg—Germany’s second-largest city and seaport—offers you lots to explore. Walk along the harbor, see the sights, and plot your Hamburg game plan.

Hamburg highlights
Visit the port. See Hamburg and feel its maritime vibes on a boat tour. View the fish market, pass contemporary seaside architecture and the Elbe beach, touring across the port and back.

Honored as a Historic Landmark of Civil Engineering in Germany, the Old Elbe Tunnel was the first river tunnel on the European continent. Access the entry point from the harbor, walking to Steinwerder and back to St. Pauli in a few minutes.

Marvel at the Museum Ships—such as Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego—Hamburg’s heralded historical ships, moored by the harbor.

If you’re a fan of model ships, U-boats and military history, visit International Maritimes Museum Hamburg, with the world’s largest private collection of maritime treasures, in historic Speicherstadt.

Appreciate the art and architecture of the oldest parish church in Hamburg, St. Peter’s Church, just a few blocks from Town Hall. Bronze lion-head door handles grace the west portal and date from 1342. A gothic mural that dates from 1460 is in the north portion of the church. The bell tower is up 544 steps and offers a grand view over Rathausmarkt, the Town Hall market, and Alster Lake.

Impressive sandstone Town Hall, also called Rathaus or City Hall, houses the senate and parliament among its 647 rooms. Note the staircase made of Sardinian marble, a commentary on the course of human life.

Check out Miniatur Wunderland, the largest model railway in the world. Close to the miniature wonderland, the canal of Nikolaifleet is one of the oldest spots in Hamburg, where you can see well-preserved Old Hamburg townhouses.

St. Pauli is a unique quarter in Hamburg, a great place to walk around and absorb the street art, get a drink, and shop.

Fun fact: Hamburg has more bridges than Venice.

Hop on a double-decker bus for a fun city tour. Take in the Landungsbrücken, the breathtaking harbor, historical Speicherstadt, modern HafenCity, famous Reeperbahn, the ‘Michel,” the Alster, Town Hall, museums, and villas.

Want more action? Take a beach walk on the Elbstrand, bike by Alster Lake, and kayak Hamburg’s canals.

Relax in the Rissen district, by the Elbe River on the Wittenberg shore. Nearby, explore the Wittenberg lighthouse.

Relish the views from the bistro and the collections in noted art museum, Hamburger Kunsthalle.

Taste Hamburg
Nosh at Barefood Deli. This bright, cozy atmosphere was introduced by a famous German actor and is family-owned. Homemade beer and wine, Sunday brunch, DJs in the evening—food and fun for everyone.

Dine with a view of Hamburg harbor at Fischereihafen, where fish dishes rule the day.

Another great fish eatery is Schabi’s Fischimbiss, where you can pick your own fish, eat inside or out, and enjoy the experience.

Insider tip: If you’re more interested in exploring than sitting down to dine, pop into a Hamburg grocery store for cheap-and-go items. Groceries often give out generous samples, so keep your eyes open!

You can see it from the Elbe bridges: Entenwerder 1. What a view from this pontoon eatery! Public Coffee Roasters is next door, so the cappuccino, espresso and coffee are amazing.

In a former pharmacy, the Brooklyn Burger Bar’s offerings are fresh and homemade.

Taste chocolate at Chocoversum. Learn about the process and create your own chocolate bar.

Enjoy Luicella’s Ice Cream in the St. Georg or St. Pauli locations.

Taste Scandinavia at Karlsons, where the Norwegian apple pancake is but one of the offerings you’ll long remember.

Klimperkiste is a bar and an eatery, so you don’t have to choose. Good for all night or a nightcap.

Discover more to explore from our Hamburg Pinterest board and begin planning your TapRooT® trip to Germany today. Download the handy, free Hamburg app here.

Learn TapRooT® in Denver

May 14th, 2018 by

Expand your skills in Denver!

In less than a week, you can learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can be a professional game changer for you.

From beginners to experts, TapRooT® is designed for learners at all levels. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper® plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis, and Proactive Improvement. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll gather and kick off the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Training at the Westin Denver Downtown on June 11. You may want to make plans to explore your host city while you’re there.

Register here for the course.

Soak up Denver

Denver is packed with must-do thrills: Stand exactly one mile high on the west steps of the state capitol and see 200 mountains from its dome. Set your eyes on the world’s greatest collection of Native American art at an architectural wonder, the Denver Art Museum. Check out Old West history in a trendy downtown at Golden, Colorado’s first capital, where you can sip a beer while kayakers paddle by.

The Mile High City is a paradise for outdoor adventure and pro sports. The choices are wide-ranging: walking trails, urban hikes, parks, sporting events, and more Denver adventures.

Colorado’s landscape is awe-inspiring. Take Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, little more than a hour from Denver. You can go front range climbing, take a jeep or segway tour, or tour via bike or electric bike. If you’re a photography buff, this is a natural for you.

Go brewery touring and get a closeup taste of the culture Denver’s famous for.

Denver’s historic district, or Lower Downtown, is called LoDo. Amid 28 square blocks, you can enjoy excellent restaurants, live music, and fun brewpubs. Walk, sightsee, window shop in downtown Larimer Square among a vibrant district of Victorian buildings restored to hip shops and restaurants.

The creative community of Denver shows up in galleries, studios, and cultural attractions across seven art districts.

Visit Red Rock Canyon Park & Amphitheatre for hiking, walking, and biking trails, or dine at Red Rock’s Ship Rock Grille and admire the view.

Check out Union Station, a transportation hub, historic landmark, and cool space for noshing–such as Mercantile Dining & Provision–gathering, and shopping.

At El Taco De Mexico, 714 Santa Fe Dr., it’s all about being the authentic taqueria.

Try breakfast or lunch at Maria Empanada, a great bakery and cafe offering a taste of Argentina.

At the vintage-inspired ice cream shop Little Man, people line up around the block on 16th Street for homemade flavors like peach cobbler, oatmeal cookie, salted Oreo, and creme fraiche.

Discover more to explore from our Denver Pinterest board and begin planning your TapRooT® trip to Colorado today.

Acquire TapRooT® Training in Aberdeen

May 11th, 2018 by

Meet us in Scotland for TapRooT® training!

Two days. That’s the amount of time it will take for you to learn how to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course is a career booster and can be a professional game changer for you.

From beginners to experts, TapRooT® Techniques are designed for everyone. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Techniques learned include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree®, & Corrective Action Helper®. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your wheelhouse and on your resume!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

We’ll meet and begin the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training at the Holiday Inn Aberdeen, West, on June 6. Register here for the course and count on seeing a bit of your host city while you’re there.

Experience Aberdeen, the Granite City
Aberdeen’s rich history began as two separate towns on the North Sea. Along the Don River were Old Aberdeen and the cathedral and university; New Aberdeen, on the Dee River, was the hub for trading and the fishing village. Today, Aberdeen is Britain’s largest granite-exporting industry and the chief seaport of northern Scotland. Stop in at Aberdeen Maritime Museum on Shiprow, overlooking the busy harbor. Learn about the city’s legendary relationship with the sea through collections spanning shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing, and port history. The museum is the UK’s sole location with displays on the North Sea’s gas and oil industry. Catch more seafaring history at Fooddee (pronounced “FIT-ee” locally), an old fishing village straight from a postcard. You may see dolphins leaping up at the harbor mouth!

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire make up part of Scotland’s castle country, as in more than 300 castles. Listen to the sound of the traditional Scots language, a local Doric, while you’re drinking up the atmosphere here. Play a round of golf at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, founded in 1780, while you take in North Sea coastal views. Enjoy the rugged cliffs and sandy bays at St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve, or explore mountains, lochs, wildlife, and distilleries at Cairngorms National Park.

History and architecture
Get to know a bit of Aberdeen history beginning with St. Machar’s Cathedral, (1424) and Provost Skene’s House (c. 1545). Visit the Union Street parish church of St. Nicholas, divided into two parts: the West Church (built in 1755) is separate from the East Church (built in 1838), divided by the original 13th-century transept and 19th-century steeple. Compare two medieval bridges, the Brig o’ Balgownie (1320), which spans the Don, and the Old Bridge of Dee (1527). You’ll notice a mix of styles, from the Neoclassical-style Music Hall (1822) to Broad Street’s Marischal College (1844), the latter said to be the largest granite building in the world. Founded in 1845, King’s College, now the University of Aberdeen and home of five Nobel Laureates, is known for its famous crown spire and Renaissance style.

Fun fact: Yes, the jaw-dropping architecture is gray granite and there’s a lot of it. Look closely and you’ll see the buildings take on a silver sparkle in sunlight due to their high mica content.

Eateries and entertainment
Books & Beans, 22 Belmont St: Coffee + WiFi

Foodstory, 13-15 Thistle St: Soups, salads, scones, lasagna, great coffee, and fun folks

The Lemon Tree, 5 West North St: Cool beverages and music

The Sanddollar Cafe & Bistro, 2 Beach Esplanade: Delicious dinners, ample wine list, and jazz nights

Ross Bakery, 44 Chapel St: Pies, breads and scones, burgers and sandwiches, cakes

Moonfish, 9 Correction Wynd: Modern British cuisine, generous gin list, set amid medieval streets of Aberdeen’s merchant quarter with views of the 12th-century St. Nicholas church

Maggie’s Grill, 242 Holburn Street:  Angus steaks; locally sourced hickory-smoked pulled pork; pastrami; locally sourced cheeses, vegetables, breads, beer, and coffee; all served with the motto,“Field to fork and made with soul!”

The Silver Darling, North Pier, Pocra Quay: Dine with panoramic views of the water.  Here’s a sample of the scrumptious fare: brown crab, prawns and pan-fried sea trout with carrot & cardamom purée

Almondine, 39 – 43 Thistle Street: Macarons of every description, afternoon tea, and a French bakery

Discover more of Scotland to explore from our Aberdeen Pinterest page and begin planning your TapRooT® trip to Aberdeen today.

High road or low road, we hope to see you in Scotland!

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