May 11, 2021 | Mark Paradies

Top 10 Reasons You Should Participate in the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit

Top 10 Reasons to attend Summit

Top 10 Reasons for Summit Participation

You should be planning to attend the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit on June 16-18 and the pre-Summit Courses on June 14-15. Why? Here are the Top 10 reasons plus a BONUS reason. So if you don’t know why you should be there, read on! (And maybe you will decide to bring a team to the Summit.)

Here are the Top 10 reasons to participate in the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit

  1. I want to stop fatalities.
  2. I want to improve our use of TapRooT®.
  3. I want to be a better TapRooT® Instructor.
  4. We need to stop human errors.
  5. Our facility needs better operational excellence/asset reliability.
  6. I want to learn from regulators and performance improvement experts.
  7. I can still participate in the Summit even though I can’t travel.
  8. I want to network with my peers from around the world.
  9. I need to keep motivated to make our facility excellent.
  10. I want a plan ( a roadmap) to achieve excellence that I can share with our management.

Which reason hits home with YOU? Read more about the reason below!

Reason 1: I want to stop fatalities.

Nobody should have to die to:

  • Produce a barrel of oil
  • Ship a product to a destination
  • Construct a building
  • Produce and distribute electricity
  • Manufacture a product

Yet, every day around the world, people die on the job. Can we stop fatalities? Absolutely.

How can you prevent fatalities? The first step is to have an excellent root cause analysis of precursor incidents.

What is a precursor incident? See the definition HERE.

How do you find the root cause of precursor incidents? You can attend the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course being held on Monday and Tuesday (June 14-15) or the 3-Day Virtual TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course (June 13-15) of Summit week (June 14-18). Then you can attend the Global TapRooT® Summit on Wednesday – Friday and pick the sessions that will help you improve performance and stop fatalities. What are some of the best sessions to pick from? Try the best of these:

  • Admiral Rickover & Conservative Decision Making
  • Hazard Analysis and the Energy Wheel
  • What Does a Good Safety Meeting Look Like?
  • Precursors to Human Error
  • How to Stop Normalization of Deviation
  • TapRooT® User Share Best Practices
  • Measuring Fatigue and Fatigue Countermeasures
  • Trending Techniques for Incident Data
  • Lives Saved & Performance Improved (Mark Paradies)

5 people working on a group project

Reason 2: I want to improve our use of TapRooT®.

TapRooT® is changing the way the world solves problems. But every facility using TapRooT® CAN improve their root cause analysis by using TapRooT® more effectively.

How can you learn to apply TapRooT® more effectively? Start by attending one of these pre-Summit Courses on March 9-10:

  • TapRooT® Evidence Collection & Interviewing Techniques (Virtual)
  • Best Practices in Mistake Proofing and Effective Corrective Actions (Virtual)
  • Equifactor Equipment Troubleshooting and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis (Virtual & In-Person)
  • TapRooT® Software Implementation and Application (Virtual & In-Person)
  • Stopping Human Error (Virtual & In-Person)

Next, attend the Global TapRooT® Summit and pick from these Summit sessions:

  • Using the Causal Factor Worksheets
  • TapRooT® Users Share Best Practices
  • Making Better TapRooT® Users
  • Trending Techniques for Incident Data
  • Crisis Response Using the TapRooT® Software & App
  • Hazard Analysis and the Energy Wheel
  • Building Custom Reports Using the TapRooT® Software
  • Perform an Internal Checkup of Your TapRooT® Implementation
  • How To Be a 5-Star Instructor
  • Building a Robust RCA Program by Utilizing Lessons Learned
  • How to Manage a Major Investigation

Reason 3: I want to be a better TapRooT® Instructor.

I think every TapRooT® Instructor wants to be the best that they can be! If you are a Certified TapRooT® Instructor, you are required to attend the Summit and one of the pre-Summit courses every two years. This requirement is to help you continuously improve your instructor skills.

To get started, you need to pick one of the pre-Summit courses to attend. See the complete list HERE.

Next, you should sign up for the Certified Instructor Track. See what the track includes at this LINK.

Don’t forget that you can customize this track to best meet your needs by choosing different sessions to replace the suggested session.  However, you should make sure that you attend these sessions:

  • TapRooT® Instructor Recertification
  • Using Causal Factors Worksheets
  • Techniques to Become a Better Instructor

Reason 4: I want to stop human errors.

One of the biggest problems that TapRooT® Clients experience is PEOPLE MAKING MISTAKES. So, how do you stop human errors? That a tough question.

However, SI has a book and a course to help you stop human errors. And there is a Summit Track focussed on stopping human error.

For information about the course, see THIS LINK.

For the Sessions in the Stopping Human Error Best Practices Track, see THIS LINK.

This will quickly give you new ideas to achieve human performance excellence.

Reason 5: Our facility needs better operational excellence/asset reliability.

Operational Excellence has become an industry buzzword. And many facilities are suffering from equipment reliability issues. Isn’t it time you took action to achieve operational excellence and improve equipment reliability?

To start, attend the Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course on March 9-10. This is a completely new course that focuses on learning from equipment failures to achieve operational and equipment excellence.

Next, attend the Achieving Excellence and Reliability Track. It includes these sessions (and more):

  • Improving Your Manufacturing Processes
  • TapRooT® User Success Stories
  • Convincing Management – How Much Does it Cost?
  • Management Best Practices

Reason 6: I want to learn from regulators and performance improvement experts.

We have a new track:

Compliance Best Practices

 In this track, EPA TapRooT® Users Matt Goers and Tyler Amon talk with EPA attorney Mike Fisher about how federal criminal law enforcement views environmental incidents/accidents. You will probably be surprised how root cause analysis and corrective actions become a part of criminal investigations.

What else is in this new track? TapRooT® Users and performance improvement experts sharing best practices, including:

  • TapRooT® User Share Best Practices
  • Gaining Management Support for Improvement
  • Admiral Rickover & Conservative Decision Making
  • Improving Management System Compliance Using TapRooT®
  • How to STOP Normalization of Deviation
  • Building a Robust RCA Program by Utilizing Lessons Learned

Also, try one of these pre-Summit courses to learn from experts:

  • Risk Management – Best Practices & Risk Opportunity Based Thinking
  • TapRooT® Software Implementation and Application
  • Stopping Human Error
  • Mistake Proofing & Effective Corrective Actions Best Practices
  • TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques to Sharpen Investigation Skills

To see the complete list of pre-Summit courses see this link:

https://www.taproot.com/summit/pre-summit-courses/

Reason 7: I can still participate in the Summit even though I can’t travel.

It’s been tough since the start of COVID. Some people still can’t travel to the Summit. But even if you can’t travel you CAN still participate in the 2021 Global Summit VIRTUALLY.

We have a new virtual application called WHOVA that will let you successfully participate virtually. How does it work? Here’s a short video.

To learn even more about our hybrid Summit, watch this video…

Reason 8: I want to network with my peers from around the world.

Meet People

The Summit is an outstanding place to network. We like to say that…

We make networking FUN!

The picture above is from the Name Game, a networking activity that we use to start the Summit.

And this year will be even better using the Whova app to facilitate networking.

Here are three people from a previous Summit talking about the networking opportunities and sharing best practices…

Reason 9: I want to be motivated to make our facility excellent.

We know the TapRooT® Summit will inspire you!

What sessions will inspire you the most? These Keynote Speakers certainly will:

Shannon Miller

Olympic Athlete Shannon Miller – Gymnast – 7 Olympic Medals

  • Olympic Athlete Shannon Miller – Gold Medal Mindset
  • Inky Johnson – You Can’t Be Stopped If You Are Truly Inspired

Reason 10: I want a plan (a roadmap) to achieve excellence that I can share with our management.

Roadmap

Guess what … The second to the last session at the Summit does just that. Creates a roadmap for your company to solve problems and achieve excellence.

Rick Hulse will lead the session that helps you develop your roadmap to success that can help you show management what needs to be done to achieve excellence. Don’t miss this session … Make sure you are there on Friday.

BONUS: FUN!!!

Fun isn’t the main reason to attend the 2021 Global TapRoot® Summit but it certainly is a great BONUS!

How will you have fun?

  • Meeting new friends
  • Have fun at the reception
  • A great location where your family can have fun while you attend the Summit
  • Meet celebrities: Shannon Miller and Inky Johnson

Get Registered!

That’s it. Ten great reasons … PLUS A BONUS … to attend the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit. Register by clicking on this link:

https://summit.taproot.com/register

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