December 28, 2011 | Mark Paradies

Certified TapRooT® Instructors Track at the 2012 Global TapRooT® Summit

Certified TapRooT® Instructors (CLICK HERE to find out how to become a Certified TapRooT® Instructor) have their own track at the 2012 Global TapRooT® Summit.

Part of being a Certified TapRooT® Instructor is continuous improvement of your investigation, root cause analysis, and TapRooT® teaching skills. That’s why Certified TapRooT® Instructors are required to attend at TapRooT® Summit at least once every two years.

Linda Unger (VP at SI and one of the co-developers of the TapRooT® System) and Mark Paradies (President of SI and the other co-developer) put their heads together and use their experience in teaching TapRooT®, watching others use TapRooT®, and the experience of their instructors and investigators to come up with the nine Best Practice Sessions in the Certified TapRooT® Instructor Track that will help make Certified TapRooT® Instructors the best investigators and teachers of TapRooT®.

Three of the session in the track are the same each year. The first of those is the Certified Instructor Best Practices Session. In that session, Linda Unger and Ken Reed (Partner at SI in charge of course development), review the latest changes to the TapRooT® 2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course. In this session, Certified Instructors who are at sites that are up-to-date on their license payments receive the latest TapRooT® 2-Day Course PowerPoints and Instructor Notes.

Second of the three sessions that are always included in the Certified Instructor Best Practices Track is the “What’s New in the TapRooT® Software Session.” In this session Dan Verlinde reviews all the latest improvements to the TapRooT® Software to keep instructors updated.


Third of the sessions always included in this track is the “TapRooT® Users Share Root Cause Best Practices Session.” In this session, Michele Lindsey and Linda Unger facilitate TapRooT® Users sharing their best practices from around the world. This is always one of the top rated sessions at the TapRooT® Summit and is a great way to benchmark and take home great ideas for improving root cause analysis at your site.

The other six Best Practice Sessions that complete this track (and provide additional lessons for Certified Instructors to take home) are:

  • Developing Great Instructors
  • What is Culture and How Do You Identify and Solve Culture Problems Using TapRooT®?
  • Deepwater Horizon Investigation By BOEMRE
  • Positive Contributions in Facilitation & Management Interactions
  • Using FACT to Measure and Analyze Fatigue
  • Planning Your Improvements

The last Best Practice Session, “Planning Your Improvements,” is a standard part of every Summit participants schedule.

In addition to the breakout sessions, there are five Keynote Sessions that all Summit attendees will attend. They are:

Aguilar Sáez René Alejandro speaking about The Rescue of the 33 Chilean Miners (last Christmas time).

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Astronaut Ken Mattingly of Apollo 13 fame talking about Lessons Learned from Apollo 13 and Space Shuttle Operations

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Dr. Beverly Chiodo talking about Character Driven Success and how it can help your business.


A panel discussion of senior managers (Gerry Migliaccio, Senior VP at Pfizer; Vicki Hollub, President & General Manager of OXY Permian CO2 Business Unit; and Zena Kaufman, Divisional Vice President of Global Pharmaceutical Operation at Abbott Laboratories) who will discuss “What Does Senior Management Want from Incident Investigations and Root Cause Analysis?”

Gerry and Zena are pictured below.

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And Christine Cashen talking about “So You Think You Have Problems?”

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These talks are both educational and motivational. Don’t miss out. Register TODAY by CLICKING HERE.

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