February 28, 2014 | Mark Paradies

Global TapRooT® Summit: History & Future


What was the first Global TapRooT® Summit that you attended?




Was it was in Gatlinburg, Tennessee where we held five Summits including the first Summit in 1994?




Maybe it was one of the Summits we’ve held in Texas – San Antonio (4), Dallas (2), Galveston (1)?




Where else have we held the Global TapRooT® Summit? Nashville, Orlando, and Las Vegas. 




And who was the favorite speaker that you’ve heard at one of the Global TapRooT® Summits?



An astronaut?



 A rock star?



A pilot?



A TV personality?



An olympian?

And what was the most valuable best practice that you learned? Did it save someone’s life? Get you a promotion? Save your company millions of dollars? Or stop repeated equipment failures?



And how many new, valuable contacts did you make? 



And of course there’s the fun that we built into each Summit. The reception, the luncheons, and the charity golf tournament. Where did you have the most fun?



FUTURE: 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit at The Horseshoe Bay Resort near Austin, Texas – April 7-11

But maybe your memories of past Summits isn’t as important as what is coming up in the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit?

First, there are five interesting keynote speakers.


 Christine Cashen will lead off with “Why Brainstorm When You Can Brain El Niño?” If you heard Christine talk before you know that she will be interesting and funny. And you will leave with some practical ideas to improve performance.



What can you learn from a rock star? Plenty. And Carl will be performing at out reception on Wednesday night. Don’t miss it.



On Thursday, Mark Paradies will share the lessons he’s learned about achieving world class performance improvement.



Also, we’ll have Ed Foulke, former Assistant Secretary for OSHA talk about the latest trends in regulation of workplace health and safety.



And our closing speaker, Rocky Bleier, will share the gripping tale of courage and success as he went from being an injured soldier in Vietnam to the NFL Hall of Fame. Make sure you stay to hear this inspiring story.


But these keynote speakers are just the start. The most valuable session you will attend might be one of the breakout sessions in one of the nine different Best Practice Tracks. What are the nine tracks?

  • Safety Improvement & Serious Injury/Fatality Prevention
  • Human Error Reduction & Behavior Chage
  • Equipment Reliability Improvement & Troubleshooting
  • Improving Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
  • Process Quality & Corrective Action Programs
  • Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis
  • Certified TapRooT® Instructor Maintenance
  • TapRooT® Software
  • Special Topics

See the complete schedule for each track at:


And see the complete list of breakout session speakers and topics at:


And don’t forget to sign up for the 10th Annual Charity TapRooT® Scramble Golf Tournament. It’s a great place to have some fun and get to know your fellow Summit attendees.

Have any questions about the 2014 Summit? First, see the Summit web site by CLICKING HERE. Or drop us a note at:


But don’t wait. The Summit is just a little over month away and you can’t afford to miss the valuable lessons, motivation, and fun that Summit attendance guarantees. Register at:


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