September 13, 2022 | Tim Diggs

Why You Should Attend the Superior Improvement Program Track

Did you know that 85% of improvement programs fail over time or revert to their initial state? Superior improvement programs are the 15% that have lasting and successful results. Whether you are evaluating the health of your current improvement program or just getting started, the Creating a Superior Improvement Program Track is your opportunity to know what you will need to have a successful and sustained improvement program. This track will take you from setting goals and developing improvement measures to identifying and investigating problems to hearing how the first high-reliability organization was built. If we settle for “good enough,” improvement will stop. Create a superior program that will bring sustained results

Can’t Miss Improvement Program Track Sessions

Setting Goals & Developing Improvement Performance Measures

Jake Locklear, CEO of APM, leads this interactive session from a CEO’s perspective.  Sharing what has worked in his experience and encouraging attendees to share what has worked for them.  This session will share how to truly identify the vision, answer why this vision is important, and how to work at it to achieve goals never achieved before. Attendees will also learn to achieve these goals on time or before the targeted time.

Using TapRooT® to Improve Learning Teams

Many organizations are experimenting with using learning teams to better understand organizational challenges before an incident happens. However, many have complained about the mixed results. The learning seems to be entirely dependent on the experience of the facilitator. This session will give practical ways to improve your learning team’s results and get beyond reliance on the facilitator.

How Admiral Rickover Built the First High-Reliability Organizations

Admiral Rickover built the FIRST (and perhaps only) high-reliability organization – the Nuclear Navy. Here is the story of how he created it, the standards he set, and the performance he achieved (as Forbes magazine wrote: America’s Nuclear Navy is one of the oldest and largest nuclear organizations in the world and has the best safety record of any industry), and the ways that it has lived on long after Admiral Rickover was retired.

Are You Interested In Attending?

If you are interested in attending the Superior Improvement Program Track, visit our registration page to register for this track. If you sign up before February of 2023, you will be entered into our Early Bird Registration Contest, where you can have the chance to win a fabulous prize.

As the Summit approaches, keep an eye out for an email from Whova. We will use this platform to keep you updated and informed during our Pre-Summit and Summit.

Pre-Summit and Summit Location

Margaritaville 2023

Our Pre-Summit and Summit will be held at the exciting Margaritaville – Lake Conroe Resort • Houston, TX, on April 24 – 28, 2022. This resort has everything you need for a fun and informative Summit. Visit our Summit page to learn more about the 2023 Pre-Summit, Summit, and Margaritaville Resort.

Want to learn about our other tracks? Click on the link below to view our full Summit schedule.


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Meet Your Track Leader

As a strategic advisor, Tim Diggs empowers his clients to move forward effectively with his contagious “going above and beyond” attitude. As an instructor, he skillfully builds camaraderie in the classroom to create an impactful learning environment.

Tim joined the company in 2019 and has used TapRooT® since 1996 as a methodology to solve productivity and quality problems. He feels excited to be “entrusted with representing TapRooT® and carrying it forward.” He devoted 23 years in the transportation industry, evaluating and improving existing operational processes, developing new strategies, deploying new systems, and delivering training to operations personnel. Tim has a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business Management from the University of Tennessee.

Tim enjoys adventures with family and friends, including everything outdoors, football, baseball, and bowling.

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