February 27, 2023 | Mark Paradies

Certified TapRooT® Instructors: Here’s What’s for YOU at the TapRooT® Summit…

Summit - Hands in the air

What’s at the Summit for Certified Instructors?

Alex teaching the Stopping Human Error Course

The 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit is coming up on April 24-26. It will be held at the Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe, near Houston, Texas.

Here is what’s at the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit for Certified Instructors…

  • The latest 2-Day TapRooT® Course updates
  • Great Best Practice Breakout Sessions
  • Amazing Keynote Speakers
  • Outstanding networking and benchmarking
  • 10 Pre-Summit Courses to choose from
  • Fun!

Read on for details…

First, Instructor Recertification Track – Best Practice Sessions

Michelle & Amy
Instructor Recertification Track Leaders – Michelle Wishoun and Amy Souders

Michelle Wishoun and Amy Souders have put together a track to help Certified TapRooT® Instructors be better instructors and learn best practices that can help their company improve performance. Here are the “standard” Instructor Recertification Track sessions…

Session 1: Peer Review – Evaluating Investigations | Amy Souders

Session 2: TapRooT® Instructor Share Teaching Best Practices | Michelle Wishoun

Session 3: Using TapRooT® to Improve Learning Teams | Alex Paradies

Session 4: Sharing Investigation & RCA Best Practices | Darrin Wertz & Mubashar Ahmed

Session 5: What’s New in the TapRooT® Software | Dan Verlinde & Angie Comer

Session 6: TapRooT® Users’ Success Stories | Jason Dalen & Vincent Vincek, Facilitator – Facilitator: Ken Reed

Session 7: Building a Roadmap to Success | Rick Hulse

Session 8: TapRooT® Instructor New Material Review (Part 1)* | Michelle Wishoun & Alex Paradies

Session 9: TapRooT® Instructor New Material Review (Part 2)* | Michelle Wishoun & Alex Paradies

Why do I call it the standard Instructor Recertification Track? Because except for Sessions 8 & 9, you can customize your Summit experience by selecting sessions from other tracks. What is there to pick from? See all the sessions in the Summit Schedule by CLICKING HERE.

Here is what Amy and Michelle have to say about the Instructor Recertification Track…

Keynote Speakers

We search for interesting, motivating, educational Keynote Speakers for each Summit. This year, the Summit Keynote Speakers are…

Summit Keynote Speakers 2023

Their presentations are:

  • RaDonda Vaught – Criminalizing Errors
  • Garrison Wynn – How to Get Total Buy-in from Everyone
  • Susan Carnicero – Spy the Lie
  • Barb Carr – The Psychology of Happiness
  • Frank Abagnale – Art of the Steal

For more Keynote speaker information, CLICK HERE.

Outstanding Networking & Benchmarking

Networking at the Summit

Where can you meet people working to solve the same kind of problems that you are solving? At the 2023 Global TapRooT® Summit. And this is doubly true for Certified TapRooT® Instructors.

Summit Networking

You will meet people with whom you can benchmark your TapRooT® implementation and instruction techniques.

Ten Pre-Summit Courses

Here are the ten pre-Summit Courses scheduled for April 24-25…

Click on any title above for details about that course.

There are three completely new courses this year. The first is:

Effective Communication Certification

This course is being taught by Vincent Phipps, one of our most highly-rated Summit Keynote Speakers. This course starts with an aptitude assessment and then includes:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Adapting to do’s and don’ts
  • Emotional intelligence modification
  • Listening test
  • Content acquisition techniques
  • Responding types
  • Reducing confrontation
  • Facts vs. feelings
  • Ethical corrections
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Correcting with accountability

With Vincent Phipps teaching…

Vincent Phipps

You know this will be an interactive, fun, informative class.

Kevin McManus will teach the second new course…

Kevin McManus Teaching
Kevin McManus Teaching

and is titled…

Measurement, Trending, and Predictive Analytics: 
How the Best Use of Data to Improve Work

This is an important topic that causes great misunderstanding when reviewing safety, quality, production, equipment, or any improvement data. Kevin will remove any doubt about how data should be used and what data your management needs to understand performance.

The third new course is:

TapRooT® Executive Leadership Course

The course previously has been given to some of our major clients who were implementing the TapRooT® System. The course had a dramatic impact by explaining to senior management their role in root cause analysis and performance improvement and providing senior managers with a clear understanding of TapRooT® RCA and how their investigation teams find and present the results of a root cause analysis. The course made successful implementation a certainty.

Tim Diggs
Tim Diggs

If your senior management wants to become more involved in performance improvement efforts and provide senior leadership, they need to attend the 1-day course taught by Tim Diggs and Mark Paradies.

Mark Paradies

Many of these courses are only offered once each year, so don’t miss out. Get REGISTERED for both the Summit and a pre-Summit Course and SAVE $300.You are required to attend a pre-Summit Course and the Summit once every two years to maintain your TapRooT® Instructor Certification. And you SAVE $300 OFF the course fee when you attend a pre-Summit Course and the Summit. So, pick your course and REGISTER now.


We believe that people learn more when they are having fun. That’s part of why we start the 2-Day TapRooT® Course with the Marble Game. And that’s why we start the Summit with the Name Game!

Also, on Wednesday, we sponsor the Summit Reception. This year we will have live entertainment/dancing (The “Lost Shaker of Salt” band that will play all of your Jimmy Buffett favorites and more). Plus, there will be drinks and appetizers. And you can bring a guest.

Plus, there will be prize drawings at the reception. You must be present to win.

Margaritaville Lake Resort

The Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe, is a great place to hold the Summit, and there are lots of activities for your family and you if you decide to come early or stay over for the weekend. Get some ideas by watching this video…

REGISTER for the Summit and a Pre-Summit Course

CLICK HERE to register for the Summit and a pre-Summit Course.

Next, make hotel reservations at the Margaritaville Lake Resort by CLICKING HERE.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Summit Discounts

And don’t forget about the Summit discounts when you attend a pre-Summit Course and the Summit, or when you bring a team. To maximize your discounts, bring a team of ten or more!

team at the Summit
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