June 30, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Note for Certified TapRooT® Instructors – PLAN NOW to Attend The TapRooT® Summit and Maintain Your Certification

What does it take to maintain your TapRooT® Instructor certification? Every two years you must attend the TapRooT® Summit and one of the pre-Summit Courses.

Why? Because instructors need to understand the latest improvements in TapRooT® & not let their improvement skills rust away. TapRooT® Instructors are training the leaders of performance improvement in their companies. They need to continually sharpen their skills. After all, Capt. William Rodriguez said:

If you’re not peddling, you’re going downhill.

The Summit provides the knowledge that TapRooT® Instructors need by sharing the latest best practices as well as getting the latest 2-Day TapRooT® Course PowerPoint® slides (update your TapRooT® Course License).

But what about the pre-Summit Course? See the list at:


Instructors will especially appreciate the Advanced TapRooT® Techniques Course that teaches advanced ideas for defining causal factors (the hardest part of the TapRooT® System). They will also want to attend the Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® Software Course to learn the new Version 5 TapRooT® Software and the great new interface that reinforces the 7-Step Investigation Process that they teach in the 2-Day Course. Or they might pick one of the other courses that is really focused on a problem that their site is experiencing.

No matter what course you pick, you will learn skills that will help you lead your company’s improvement effort and you will maintain your TapRooT® Instructor Certification.

Then, of course, there is the Certified TapRooT® Instructor Track at the Summit. Linda Unger and I work hard to make sure that it includes very special session to help TapRooT® Instructors improve their skills and become even more valuable assets to their company.

This year the TapRooT® Certified Instructor Track includes:

  • TapRooT® Instructor Update (you get the new PowerPoint slides)
  • Legal Aspects of TapRooT® Investigations
  • What’s New in the TapRooT® Software
  • What Makes a Good Instructor Great?
  • Ideas for Leading Investigation Teams
  • TapRooT® User Best Practices
  • Police Tips for Leading Investigation Teams
  • Leadership Responsibilities for Each Step of the TapRooT® 7-Step Process
  • Planning Your Improvements


And don’t forget the five great Keynote Speakers that include Jeff Skiles, the Co-Pilot who helped land the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Plus there are many chances for networking, benchmarking, and having fun.

Go to the Summit web site to get more information and to register:


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