Global TapRooT® Summit

Knoxville, Tennessee
May 2 – 6, 2022

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Learn about the 25th Annual Global TapRooT® Summit

We are excited to announce our first annual TapRooT® University Student Competition! Learn more about the competition.

Pre-Summit Courses
Keynote Speakers
Summit Schedule
Venue & Hotel

Join us Summit Week in Beautiful East Tennessee

Knoxville is a vibrant city on the Tennessee River, 35 miles from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. You’ll enjoy the way the city-meets-nature and offers countless opportunities to enjoy both downtown life and the 30-mile Urban Wilderness Trail that winds through town. Whether you are a foodie, a brew meister or a java junkie – you will have exciting new options to explore every single day.

Summit Week begins with our exclusive 2-day Pre-Summit courses. Save $200 when you register for a Pre-Summit Course and the 3-day Summit. Which one of the Pre-Summit courses below is right for you?

  • TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course
  • Stopping Human Error
  • Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course
  • Risk Management Best Practices & Opportunity Based Thinking
  • TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques Course
  • Best Practices in Mistake Proofing & Corrective Actions Development
  • Getting the Most From Your TapRooT® Software
  • Analyzing and Improving Company Culture
  • TapRooT® Executive Leadership Course
  • Audits and Proactive Improvement Using TapRooT®

After your Pre-Summit course, enjoy your custom 3-day Summit schedule learning best practices about:

  • Investigations and Root Cause Analysis
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Quality, Operational Excellence and Asset Reliability
  • Improving Human Performance
  • Compliance
  • Executive Leadership for Performance Improvement
  • Being the Best Certified Instructor
  • Improving Soft Skills

Participants can get CEU credits for both the Summit and the Pre-Summit Courses.

Bring your Team and SAVE!

Register 3 or more for the Summit and SAVE. Also, save when you register for the Summit plus one of the 2-Day Pre-Summit Courses. See all the courses to choose from that will benefit you and your team.

Guaranteed Summit

Attend the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit. Go back to work and implement your roadmap to success. If you don’t save 10 times the cost of your attendance at the Summit, 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.

Best Problem-Solver Summit

In 1994, we started the TapRooT® Summit as a three-day meeting of the best TapRooT® Users. The Summit has grown for 30 years into an international event with world-renowned speakers and multiple tracks designed to share performance improvement best practices across industries and professions.

Why is the Summit so valuable?

First, we know the issues that you have and need to improve. How? We teach root cause analysis to the world’s leading companies. This makes us premier “knowledge-brokers.” We use this knowledge to design the Summit to address your biggest challenges.

Second, we make networking fun. The Summit is the BEST networking/benchmarking event. Meet people from industry-leading companies, performance-Improvement experts, and our knowledgeable TapRooT® Instructors from around the world.

Third, TapRooT® Users share their Success Stories as part of the Summit. Look at the Summit Schedule and see the many sessions that address issues that you face. Attend the Summit to learn new best practices to improve performance at your company.

Summit Participants

Providing the Tools to Help Tomorrow’s Leaders Succeed

Our first annual TapRooT®️ Student Competition will kick off January 2022 and conclude at our 2022 Global Summit. We are partnering with top engineering students from four universities. In May, the teams and their faculty advisors will travel to the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit in Knoxville, Tennessee, to present their results. A panel of experts will be judging each group using a set of established criteria to determine the winner(s). Summit attendees will also have an opportunity to interact with these talented engineering students and see the results of focused training and expert coaching. System Improvements is providing a forum of TapRooT® educated students entering the industry with applied knowledge of the TapRooT® System.

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People Recommend the Summit

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

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.”

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

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,”

Networking at the Summit

Hundreds of companies send experts/teams to the Summit to bring back great ideas to improve performance. Here is a sample of the companies at previous Summits…

Abbott Labs | AES | Alcoa | Ameren | Anglo Gold | Ashland | Babcock & Wilcox | Barrick | Bayer | Boart Longyear | Cameco | Champion Technologies | Chevron | CNSC | Cogentrix | ConocoPhillips | Corteva | CSB | Duke Energy | DuPont | Encana | ENSCO | Entergy | EPA | Exelon | ExxonMobil | FAA | FedEx | First Energy | Flint Hills Refining | Fluor | GE | General Dynamics | Genetech | Good Samaritan Hospital | Halliburton | Hess | Hydro One | INPO | Integris Health | Irving Oil | KBR | Luminant | Marathon Oil | Mercy Hospital | M-I SWACO | Matrix Services | Military Healthcare System | Momentive | Monsanto | MSHA | Norsk Hydro | NRC | NTSB | Nutrien | ORNL | Oxy | Parsons | Petrobras | Petro-Canada | Petrobras | Pfizer | Pratt & Whitney | Praxair | Qantas | Rio Tinto | Rust-Oleum | Sandia National Labs | Sasol | Saudi Aramco | Sealed Air | Shell | Siemens | SKF | Suncor | Talisman | Total | TVA | Valero | Weatherford | Westar

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