October 13, 2022 | Mark Paradies

Your Complete Guide to the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit

Summit Guide

Make Your Choices for Improvement Excellence

If you would like to learn about all the opportunities for learning, benchmarking, networking, and fun at the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit held near Houston, Texas, on April 24-28, read on for information about these topics…

  • Keynote Speakers
  • The Eight Best Practice Tracks
  • The Pre-Summit Courses
  • The Hotel and Nearby Activities
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Bringing Your Whole Team
  • The Schedule
  • The Money-Back Guarantee
  • What People Say About Previous Summits
  • The Summit Brochure
  • Early Bird Drawing

With all this information, you will be armed to present to your management why it is vitally important for you and your whole improvement team to participate in the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit.

Keynote Speakers

Summit Keynote Speakers

One of the highlights of every Global TapRooT® Summit is the Keynote Speakers. This year Mark Paradies has selected an inspiring team of Keynote Speakers for the Summit.

It starts on Wednesday morning with RADONDA VAUGHT, a nurse who was criminally prosecuted for a medical error. She will share her story, and you can consider the impact of discipline on future incidents.

Closing the sessions on Wednesday is GARRISON WYNN. He shares his experience to help you understand how to influence safety across all the generations of workers at your facility. And these lessons apply to more than just safety. Make sure you are there to laugh and learn.

We will start Thursday by hearing a former CIA Security Specialist, SUSAN CARNICERO, share her techniques for spotting deceptive answers (“Spy the Lie”) based on a behavioral screening process she developed at the CIA.

We will end the day on Thursday with System Improvements own interviewing and soft-skills expert, BARB CARR, explaining “The Psychology of Happiness.” Discover the secrets of achieving happiness in the new normal of the post-Covid world.

To close the Summit on Friday, FRANK ABAGNALE, famous after the movie that portrayed his early life, Catch Me if You Can, will share lessons about keeping your company and personal data and finances secure. Don’t miss his eye-opening talk built upon his experience on both sides of the law as a teenage forger and, later, an FBI expert.

See the complete Keynote Session speaker descriptions HERE.

The Eight Best Practice Tracks

Summit Breakout Session
Summit Best Practice Breakout Session – Everyone is Engaged!

This year the eight Summit Breakout Best Practice Tracks are…

Each track has its own list of speakers/sessions that cover sharing best practices, new techniques to improve performance, and lessons learned by others.

What types of talks/sessions are in these eight tracks?

  • Using TapRooT® to Improve Learning Teams
  • How to Stop Non-Conservative Decisions
  • How Admiral Rickover Built the First High-Reliability Organization
  • Sharing Investigations & RCA Best Practices
  • When Process Safety Fails
  • Getting Off the Plateau, Taking Safety Improvement to the Next Level
  • Setting Goals & Developing Performance Measures
  • TapRooT® Users’ Success Stories
  • Using TapRooT® to Improve CAPA at Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Sharing Equipment Reliability Best Practices
  • TapRooT® Instructor Share Teaching Best Practices

And that is just a sample. Click on the Track title above for the complete list of sessions in that track and details about each session.

The Pre-Summit Courses

Here are the nine pre-Summit Courses scheduled for April 24-25…

Click on any title above for details about that course.

There are three completely new courses this year. The first is:

Effective Communication Certification

This course is being taught by Vincent Phipps, one of our most highly rated Summit Keynote Speakers. This course starts with an aptitude assessment and then includes:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Adapting to do’s and don’ts
  • Emotional intelligence modification
  • Listening test
  • Content acquisition techniques
  • Responding types
  • Reducing confrontation
  • Facts vs. feelings
  • Ethical corrections
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Correcting with accountability

With Vincent teaching…

Vincent Phipps

You know this will be an interactive, fun, informative class.

The second new course will be taught by Kevin McManus…

Kevin McManus Teaching
Kevin McManus Teaching

and is titled…

Measurement, Trending, and Predictive Analytics:
How the Best Use Data to Improve Work

This is an important topic that causes great misunderstanding when reviewing safety, quality, production, equipment, or any improvement data. Kevin will remove any doubt about how data should be used and what data your management needs to understand performance.

The third new course isn’t completely new, but it is new to the pre-Summit Course lineup.

TapRooT® Executive Leadership Course

The course previously has been given to some of our major clients who were implementing the TapRooT® System. The course had a dramatic impact by explaining to senior management their role in root cause analysis and performance improvement and providing senior managers with a clear understanding of TapRooT® RCA and how their investigation teams find and present the results of a root cause analysis. The course made successful implementation a certainty.

Tim Diggs
Tim Diggs

Do your senior managers need to understand the TapRooT® System and how to use root cause analysis to improve their company’s performance? Then they need to attend the 1-day course taught by Tim Diggs and Mark Paradies.

Mark Paradies

Many of these courses are only offered once each year, so don’t miss out. Get REGISTERED for both the Summit and a pre-Summit Course and SAVE $300.

Barb Teaching a Course
Barb Carr Teaching

The Hotel and Nearby Activities

The 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit will be held at the Margaritaville Lake Resort, Conroe Lake, near Houston, Texas. For those flying in, it is less than an hour from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Use this LINK to register because all the hotel rooms are reserved for Summit attendees. The link offers discounts and certain free amenities.

The hotel is an all-suites hotel with lakefront cottages if you want to bring your family.

What else is there to do nearby? Watch this video…

What an amazing place to hold the Summit.

Networking Opportunities

An important part of any conference is the people you meet and the network you build to share information and learn new best practices. We guarantee you will meet new, valuable contacts at the Global TapRooT® Summit.

How can we guarantee this? Because in the 28 years we have held the Summit, we have developed techniques to make meeting valuable contacts easy and fun.

First, we start by having you play “The Name Game.” What is this? Attend the Summit and find out!

Second, we have a fun reception on Wednesday night where you can relax and talk to Summit attendees and speakers and eat and have a few drinks.

And listen to some music and maybe even dance!

Third, you will participate in best practice sharing sessions with some of the most advanced company representatives from around the world.

Bringing Your Whole Team

Attending the Summit is a smart decision. Bringing your whole improvement team to the Summit is a stroke of genius!

Why is bringing your team so important? First, one person can’t attend all the tracks and sessions.

Second, when you return to work, your whole team will be energized and will use the same playbook (the Roadmap to Success) to make improvements happen rapidly.

Third, you will save when you bring a team. Here are the Summit discounts…

Pricing for 2023 Summit

Imagine saving $8,000 when you bring a 10-person team to pre-Summit Courses and the Summit. And imagine the skills and knowledge they will return to work with and apply to improve your company’s performance.

The Schedule

Would you like to view the whole Summit schedule in one place? Then click on the schedule sample below…

You can customize your Summit experience by choosing sessions from multiple tracks. The number of sessions to choose from is truly impressive.

The Money-Back Guarantee

Have you ever heard of a conference with a GUARANTEE? You have now. The 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit comes with this guarantee…

Guaranteed Summit

Attend the Global TapRooT® Summit. Go back to work and implement your Roadmap to Success. If you don’t save 10 times the cost of the Summit fee, let us know and return your Summit materials, and we will refund 100% of the Summit registration fee. This guarantee shows how certain we are that you will learn valuable best practices to take your team’s performance—and that of your whole organization—to the next level.

What People Say About Previous Summits

Jeff, Halliburton: “It’s like a family reunion except you meet root cause experts from around the world.”

Pat, Suncor: “Fantastic speakers and sessions. I’m taking a lot of tools back to improve performance.”

Dana, Military Healthcare System: “The best thing was the networking – discussing issues with people from other industries.”

Teresa, Irving Oil: “The Summit was fun! There were wonderful speakers. I have a lot of good information to take back to my workplace.”

Rich, PPL Electric Utilities: “Well organized. This was my first Summit and from the start to the end was a great experience and great networking.”

Bob, Monsanto: “I was impressed with the networking, and the Keynote Speakers were wonderful.”

Dave, Marathon: “Very Valuable. Well-organized multiple breakout sessions with good practices and even some things not to do.

Jeff, First Energy: “This is my second Summit in a row, and each time I come, I learn new, valuable things to take back to work and apply,”

Summit Brochure

Click on the picture below to download the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit brochure…

https://www.taproot.com/2023-global-taproot-summit-brochure/

Register NOW! Qualify for an Early Bird Drawing

Registration is now open for the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit & Pre-Summit Courses on April 24–28 at the exciting Margaritaville Lake Resort on Lake Conroe (near Houston). If you sign up now, you will be entered into the Early Bird Registration Drawing. The winner will be announced Wednesday, April 26, 2022, at 8:00 am during our Kickoff Session. You must be present to win. This drawing is in addition to the other prizes that will be given away at the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit.

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