September 15, 2021 | Barb Carr

2022 Global TapRooT® Summit Best Practice Tracks

Summit Best Practice Tracks

The 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee May 4 – 6, 2022 (with Pre-Summit Courses May 2-3). Summit Best Practice Tracks help you plan your experience by interest, although you may attend any best practice session in any track. With so many sessions to choose from, we created tracks to make choosing a little easier. Attendees can not only prioritize their time by choosing a track but also create a very customized experience by substituting a session or two from another track.

Below are the eight tracks we have chosen for 2022.

Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

This track is a great choice for those who would like to improve their incident investigation skills. Whether you are a new or seasoned TapRooT® Investigator, you will find new solutions to old problems like getting more done in less time, developing better Corrective Actions, and focusing on the right things.

  • Better Faster Investigations: Getting Great Senior Management Investigation Critiques plus How to Speed Up Your Investigations While Keeping Good Quality – Pat Fortune & Gard Clark
  • Root Cause Analysis: What Doesn’t Work – Ralph Brickey & Heidi Reed
  • Amplify Your Listening Skills – Vincent Phipps
  • From New TapRooT® Users to Great Investigators – Stephanie Tipton
  • How SnapCharT®s Influence Corrective Actions & Impact Buy-in to Corrective Action – Marcus Miller & Steve Swarthout
  • Fatality Investigations & Lessons Learned: Red Water Facility Fatality Investigation & Lessons Learned plus Major Plant Fire Investigation – Cory Wald and Grant Ireland
  • Reporting and Trending Using TapRooT® Software: Developing Custom Reports, Exporting Data and Trending Using Pareto Charts & Process Behavior Charts – Dan Verlinde & Angie Comer

Quality, Operational Excellence and Asset Reliability

Operational excellence involves buy-in from senior executives, proactive improvements and asset reliability. This track may also be of interest to quality professionals.

  • Building World-Class Operational Excellence Program – Rick Hulse
  • Managing your TapRooT® Improvement Program – Mark Paradies
  • How are Quality & Production Incidents Different from Safety Incidents? – Alex Paradies
  • Customer Success Stories: Steel Pole Collapse, Reducing Switching Errors, Reducing Serious Incidents – Lori Pena, Jeff Hubbart & Renee Jourdin
  • Making Audits Value Added – Nancy Hitchens
  • Using Equifactor® to Improve an Asset Reliability Program: Collecting & Using Equifactor® Data to Improve Asset Reliability, Troubleshooting an Equipment Problem Using Equifactor® – Dan Verlinde, Ken Reed & Mark Olson
  • Senior Executive Involvement in Improvement Programs: How Should Senior Executives Be Involved in Root Cause Analysis, Quarterly Reviews of Improvement Programs – Tim Diggs & Mark Paradies

Human Performance

If you are interested in reducing human error at your facility, this track offers insight about why people make mistakes, and how to improve the system to eliminate those errors.

  • If We Could Only Hire Better People These Accidents Wouldn’t Happen – Brian Tink & Michelle Wishoun
  • Don’t Be Dazed and Confused – Stephanie Tipton
  • Fighting Fatigue – Dr. Erin Flyn-Evans
  • Pre-Job Risk Analysis & Pre-Job Planning Workshop – Tim Diggs
  • Injury-Proofing Your Employees with Body Education & Badassery – Lori Frederic
  • Fatality Investigations & Lessons Learned: Red Water Facility Fatality Investigations & Lessons Learned, Major Plant Fire Investigation – Cory Wald & Grant Ireland
  • Psychology Behind Root Cause Analysis Interviewing plus Recovering from and Preventing Burnout – Barb Carr & Anne Roberts

Safety & Risk

If you are a safety professional, these sessions will help you mitigate hazards and create a safer work environment.

  • Amplify your Presentation – Vincent Phipps
  • How to Flex your Safeguard Mix & Minimize Daily Job Risk – Kevin McManus
  • Fighting Fatigue – Dr. Erin Flyn-Evans
  • Pre-Job Risk Analysis & Pre-Job Planning Workshop – Tim Diggs
  • Dropped Objects Precursor Incidents: How a Dropped Object Precursor Incident Created Engineering Fixes on a Global Scale – Jason Dalen & Jeff Gleason
  • Designing a Roadmap to Success – Rick Hulse
  • Reporting & Trending Using TapRooT® Software: Developing Custom Reports in the TapRooT® Software, Exporting Data & Trending Using Pareto Charts & Process Behavior Charts – Dan Verlinde & Angie Comer

Compliance

We’re excited to offer this new track in 2022. Hazards and risks in the workplace can be greatly reduced and even eliminated by practicing compliance.

  • Where to Draw the Line? What Needs Investigation? – Randy Creek
  • Don’t Be Dazed and Confused – Stephanie Tipton
  • How to Prepare for and Survive an OSHA Inspection – Steve Hawkins & Chris McCosh
  • The Enforcement Spectrum & Positive Consequence – Marcus Miller
  • Making Audits Value-Added – Nancy Hitchins
  • How Companies Can Avoid Criminal Prosecution with Good Root Cause Analysis – Mike Fisher, Matt Goens & Tyler Amons

Soft Skills

The soft skills track offers a variety of topics that may make your job easier. Attend the entire track or pick and choose topics that are of interest to fully customize your experience.

  • Amplify your Presentation – Vincent Phipps
  • Don’t Be Dazed & Confused – Stephanie Tipton
  • Amplify your Listening Skills – Vincent Phipps
  • The Enforcement Spectrum & Positive Consequence – Marcus Miller
  • Culture Eats Process for Breakfast: How TapRooT® Serves Up a Positive Culture – Michele Lindsay
  • Designing a Roadmap to Success – Rick Hulse
  • Psychology Behind Root Cause Analysis Interviewing, Recovering from & Preventing Burnout – Barb Carr & Anne Roberts

Executive Leadership

Another new track for 2022! This help will help senior executives set goals, develop strategies, and ensure the strategies are executed effectively.

  • Building World-Class Operational Excellence Program – Rick Hulse
  • Managing your TapRooT® Improvement Program – Mark Paradies
  • Building High-Performance Teams – Rick Hulse
  • The Enforcement Spectrum & Positive Consequences – Marcus Miller
  • Culture Eats Process for Breakfast: How TapRooT® Serves Up a Positive Culture – Michele Lindsay
  • Designing a Roadmap to Success – Rick Hulse
  • Senior Executive Involvement in Improvement Programs: How Should Senior Executives Be Involved in Root Cause Analysis, Quarterly Reviews of Improvement Programs – Tim Diggs & Mark Paradies

Certified Instructor

All of these sessions will help TapRooT® Certified Instructors improve their skills. Certified instructors may customize their track with sessions from other tracks, but they must attend the last session listed to maintain certification.

  • Amplify your Presentation – Vincent Phipps
  • Managing Your TapRooT® Improvement Program – Mark Paradies
  • What’s New in the TapRooT® Software – Dan Verlinde
  • From New TapRooT® Users to Great Investigators – Stephanie Tipton
  • Snowball Fight – A Panel Discussion with TapRooT® Experts – Mark Paradies, Michelle Wishoun, Barb Carr, Ken Reed, Kevin McManus & Dan Verlinde
  • Designing a Roadmap to Success – Rick Hulse
  • TapRooT® Certified Instructor Recertification – Michelle Wishoun & Alex Paradies
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