March 7, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Handpicked Courses for Performance Improvement


For those that aren’t aware, I am the Summit Chair and with the help of the TapRooT® Advisory Board, the Track Chairs, the staff at System Improvement, and previous year Summit participants (that a lot of help!), I plan the TapRooT® Summit.

I also hand pick the courses that are offered prior to the Summit – this year on June 23-24. I pick these courses based on the experience I have with performance improvement programs around the world. My goal is to put together a world-class selection of courses that will help people solve their toughest problems.

Each year I bring back some old favorites and some brand new courses.

The old favorites are based on previous attendance and feedback.

The new courses are based on requests from participants and problems that I observe in my extensive travels.


This year there are three new courses:

1. Hazard Recognition Best Practices

2. Engineering Equipment Reliability Techniques

3. TapRooT® and FMEA for Healthcare Root Cause Analysis


There are also, eight returning veterans:

1. Advanced Trending Techniques (10th year)

2. Innovation & Creative Solutions (2nd year)

3. Stopping Human Error (5th year)

4. Risk Management Best Practices (5th year)

5. Interviewing and Evidence Collection (3rd year)

6. Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® Software (2nd year)

7. 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course (8th year)

8. 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course (13th year)


That makes 11 courses with a wide variety of topics to choose from. Where can you find out more information? See:

And here are a couple of videos where previous course attendees share their experience…

Innovation & Creative Solutions Course:

(QuickTime .mov format)

2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course:

(QuickTime .mov format)

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