October 10, 2019 | Mark Paradies

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit

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Top 10 Reasons for Summit Attendance

You should be planning to attend the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit on March 9-1? 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 attend the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit

  • I want to stop fatalities.
  • I want to improve our use of TapRooT®.
  • I want to be a better TapRooT® Instructor.
  • I want to stop human errors.
  • Our facility needs better operational excellence/equipment reliability.
  • We need to learn the latest best practices from other TapRooT® Users to keep our performance state-of-the-art.
  • We need to stop blame for mistakes and get to the real, fixable root causes of problems at our facility.
  • I need help improving performance at our facility.
  • I want to be motivated to make our facility excellent.
  • 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 excellent root cause analysis of the causes 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 of Summit week (March 9-13). Then you can attend the 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:

  • Lessons Learned from Space (Astronaut Jim Wetherbee)
  • What’s Stopping Human Error All About (Mark Paradies)
  • What Does a Good Safety Meeting Look Like? (Brenitha Richardson)
  • A Discussion About Performance Improvement (Mark Paradiess and Jim Wetherbee)
  • Management Best Practices (Jack Frost and Joel Solomon)
  • TapRooT® User Best Practices (Linda Unger)
  • TapRooT® User Success Stories (Jose Bonfil Leon, Jeff Hubbart, and Richard Hofman)
  • Eliminate Failing Fixes (Kevin McManus)
  • Lives Saved & Performance Improved (Mark Paradies)

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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 and use 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
  • Best Practices in Mistake Proofing and Effective Corrective Actions
  • Equifactor Equipment Troubleshooting and TapRoot® Root Cause Analysis
  • TapRooT® Software Implementation and Application
  • Stopping Human Error

Next, attend the Summit and pick from these Summit sessions:

  • Using Causal Factor Worksheets
  • TapRooT® Implementation Success Stories
  • Sharing Lessons Learn & Sharing Results
  • leveraging the TapRooT® Software & App for Investigations
  • What Has TapRooT® Done for Weatherford
  • CHAP Workshop
  • Becoming a Better Investigator
  • Eliminating Failing Fixes
  • Get Connected – The Mobile TapRooT® Software, Mobil App, and API
  • How to Improve Your Investigations
  • TapRooT® User Success Stories
  • TapRooT® User Best Practices
  • A Discussion About Performance Improvements

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, by the Summit, we will have a new book and a new course to help you stop human errors. And we also have a Summit Track focussed on improving human performance.

For information about the new course, see THIS LINK.

For the Sessions in the Improving Human Performance Track, see THIS LINK.

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

Reason 5: Our facility needs better operational excellence/equipment 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: We need to learn the latest best practices from other TapRooT® Users to keep our performance state-of-the-art.

Keeping up with industry best practices is difficult. Every year we learn new best practices from TapRooT® Users who attend the Summit. How can you learn these best practices? We suggest you attend these sessions:

  • TapRooT® User Best Practices (New Format)
  • TapRooT® User Success Stories
  • What is Stopping Human Error All About?
  • Using the Causal factors Worksheet
  • Leveraging the TapRooT® Software & App for Investigations
  • Lessons Learned from Space
  • Eliminating Failing Fixes
  • What Does a Good Safety Meeting Look Like?
  • TapRooT® Implementation Success

Note that there are more sessions listed above than a single person can attend. That’s why you need to bring a team to the Summit.

Also, have you attended the latest pre-Summit course? Try one of these to learn the latest best practices:

  • Risk Management – Best Practices & ROBT (Risk Opportunity Based Thinking)
  • TapRooT® Software Implementation and Application
  • Using “What If” and TapRooT® for hazard Analysis
  • Stopping Human Error (completely new course)
  • Best Practices for Mistake Proofing & Effective Corrective Actions
  • TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis for Patient Safety Improvement
  • 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: We need to stop blame for mistakes and get to the real, fixable root causes of problems at our facility.

First, the best way to stop the blame and find the real, fixable root causes is to attend a TapRooT® Course. The pre-Summit TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training is a great way to learn TapRooT® BEFORE you attend the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit.

What best practice sessions should you attend at the Summit? Try these:

  • Where Does Discipline Fit in During an Investigation
  • How to Improve Your Investigations
  • What is Stopping Human Error All About?
  • Lessons Learned from Space
  • Eliminating Failing Fixes – How To Measure & Improve Corrective Actions Effectiveness
  • CHAP Workshop

Also, make sure you attend the Keynote Presentations:

  • Will Discipline and Criminalization Stop Accidents?
  • A Discussion About Performance Improvement

Reason 8: I need help improving performance at our facility.

Performance improvement is what the Global TapRooT® Summit is all about!

First, pick the pre-Summit Course that will help from this list that will help you the most:

  • TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training
  • Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training
  • Risk Management – Best Practices & ROBT (Risk Opportunity Based Thinking)
  • TapRooT® Software Implementation and Application
  • Using “What If” and TapRooT® for hazard Analysis
  • Stopping Human Error (completely new course)
  • Best Practices for Mistake Proofing & Effective Corrective Actions
  • TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis for Patient Safety Improvement
  • TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques to Sharpen Investigation Skills
  • TapRooT® Analyzing and Fixing Safety Culture Issues

Get more info about these courses at this link:

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

Next, attend these best practice sessions at the TapRooT® Summit:

  • Becoming a Better Investigator
  • Lessons Learned & Sharing Results
  • TapRooT® Implementation Success Stories
  • Lessons Learned from Space
  • TapRooT® User Best Practices
  • What is Stopping Human Error All About?

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

We think the TapRooT® Summit will inspire you!

What sessions will inspire you the most? First, these Keynote Speakers will inspire you:

  • Astronaut Jim Wetherbee – A Discussion About Performance Improvement
  • Mark Paradies – Lives Saved & Performance Improved
  • Frank Abagnale, Jr. – Catch Me If You Can (The Real Story)

Meeting people that have similar problems to solve (and may have some interesting ideas to try) can also be inspiring. We will help you meet these people in several sessions at the 2020 Global TapRoot® Summit.

Plus, there are several motivational best practice tracks you can attend:

  • Live Your Core Values (Barb Carr)
  • Strange Way to Live (Carl Dixon)
  • What Has TapRooT® Done for Weatherford (Shawn Holden)
  • TapRooT® Implementation Success Stories

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

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 2020 Global TapRoot® Summit but it certainly is a great BONUS!

How will you have fun?

  • Meeting new friends
  • Great stand-up comedy (Technically Funny – Don McMillan)
  • A fun reception with food and music by Carl Dixon (see video above)
  • A great location where your family can have fun while you attend the Summit.
  • A great hotel where you can get together after hours with your new friends (and old friends too if you have previously attended the Summit).
  • Meeting celebrities: Rock Star Carl Dixon, Astronaut Jim Wetherbee, and FBI Agent Frank Abagnale (who had the movie “Catch Me If You Can” written about his life).

Get Registered!

That’s it. Ten great reasons … PLUS A BONUS … to attend the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit. Register by clicking on this link:

https://summit.taproot.com/register

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