March 9, 2023 | Mark Paradies

Improve Your TapRooT® Skills at the 2023 Advanced TapRooT® Skills Track

Advanced TapRooT® Skills Track - Barb Carr

Better TapRooT® Skills Mean Better Root Cause Analysis

Improve Your Skills

The 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit is being held on April 24-28 at the Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe, near Houston, Texas. There are eight best practice tracks. This article explains what you will take away from the Advanced TapRooT® Skills Track.

What’s in this track that will help you improve your root cause analysis and incident investigation abilities? Read on…

Advanced TapRooT® Skills Track Sessions

Here are the sessions in the Advanced TapRooT® Skills Track:

So, if you are interested in better root cause analysis and improved investigations, this track is for you.

Please Note: You can customize your Summit experience by choosing sessions from one of the seven other best practice tracks if one or two of the sessions in the Advanced TapRooT® Skills Track aren’t right for you. CLICK HERE to see the complete Summit Schedule. CLICK HERE to register.

Barb Carr is the Track Leader

Barb Carr
Barb Carr

Barb Carr is an experienced TapRooT® Instructor who is the developer of our TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques Course. She also leads our editorial efforts.

She has an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, a BS in Psychology from King University, and human factors training from the University of Michigan. She has also completed Crime Scene Investigation training from the Global Forensic and Justice Center. She is also a Certified Professional Coach. She brings all this experience, knowledge, and training together to develop this highly effective track.

Here is why Barb thinks you should attend the Advanced TapRooT® Skills Track…

But Wait, There’s More!

The Advanced TapRooT® Skills Track is an important part of the Summit, but the Summit is so much more.

Pre-Summit Courses

Before the Summit on April 24-25, there are ten pre-Summit Courses to choose from:

What would I recommend as the best choices for someone interested in Advanced TapRooT® Skills? Here are several choices…

  1. First, if you haven’t attended Barb Carr’s TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques Course, I would highly recommend it.
  2. Audits and Proactive Improvement Using TapRooT®. This is an excellent course for people looking to proactively improve performance and fits like a hand in a glove for those interested in using their TapRooT® RCA Skills proactively.
  3. Effective Communication Certification. All TapRooT® Investigators need effective communication skills. And Vincent I Phipps (VIP – the instructor) is a great person to learn communication skills from. Many previous Summit participants will recognize Vincent as one of our previous Keynote Speakers who received rave reviews.
  4. Measurement, Trending, and Predictive Analytics: How the Best Use Data to Improve Work. Kevin McManus will be teaching this course that explains how to use advanced measurement and trending techniques to manage everyday work and trend performance improvement.
  5. Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course taught by Justin Clark. You don’t have to be an equipment guru to benefit from this course.

All of the courses above are full of valuable knowledge and techniques that you can put to work in a TapRooT® Investigation. Click on any course title for details about that course. 

Keynote Speakers

Next, during the Summit, we have five outstanding, insightful Keynote Speakers…

Summit Keynote Speakers 2023

CLICK HERE for a complete description of their presentations.

And people interested in improving investigations and root cause analysis will certainly be interested in Susan Carnicero’s talk “Spy the Lie.” While at the CIA, she developed a technique to help spot deception during an interview. She will share this technique with Summit participants.


Next, the networking at the TapRooT® Summit is amazing. People often say that even though the best practice sessions and the Keynote Speakers are outstanding, networking is the most valuable aspect of the TapRooT® Summit. You can learn so much from your peers.


CLICK HERE for a quick reminder of why networking at the Summit is so important.

And don’t forget that in the Advanced TapRooT® Skills Track there is a Sharing Investigation & RCA Best Practices Session as well as a a session where TapRooT® Users share their success stories.


Finally, I can’t talk about the important features of the Summit without mentioning how FUN the Summit is. We think that making the Summit fun actually improves the learning experience.

Reception fun

How do we make the Summit so fun? I think it starts with the great people who are TapRooT® Users and TapRooT® Instructors who are at the Summit.

Fun - TapRooT® ® Users & Instructors

Then there is the Wednesday night reception

Michelle at the Summit Reception

Plus, the Margaritaville Lake Resort is a really fun place to hold the Summit.

Margaritaville Lake Resort


Pull out all the stops to attend the Summit and a pre-Summit Course. You know you want to improve your TapRooT® Skills. When you attend a pre-Summit Course and this Summit Track, you will take home a great deal of new knowledge and techniques you can put to work.

Don’t wait. Get approval to attend and REGISTER NOW!

Summit Discounts

CLICK HERE to register one or more people and take advantage of the Summit and pre-Summit Course discounts. And remember, if you bring a team of ten or more, you will maximize your Summit discount.

team at the Summit
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