May 17, 2021 | Susan Napier-Sewell

Pre-Summit Course: Virtual 3-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

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Virtual 3-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training: A Pre-Summit Course at the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit

We are pleased to offer the virtual 3-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course at the upcoming 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit. The virtual 3-day TapRooT® RCA course will run from June 13 -15 (Sunday-Tuesday) and focuses on the essential TapRooT® Techniques needed to investigate precursor incidents.

The 5-Step investigation process simplifies the TapRooT® System to make the investigation efficient yet effective. The training equips learners to understand what happened, identify Causal Factors, analyze the Causal Factors using the Root Cause Tree®, and develop effective fixes using the Corrective Action Helper® Guide.

Attendees should bring an incident from their facility for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or they may have knowledge of an incident with no written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people and each team will analyze a different problem during the course.

Listen and learn about the 3-day virtual TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course in this TapRooT® TV video.

Course Outline

Day One (9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch)

  • Class Introductions and TapRooT® Introduction
  • TapRooT® System Overview – What You’ll Be Learning
  • SnapCharT® Basics – Gathering Information
  • LUNCH (1-hour)
  • SnapCharT® Exercise – Practice
  • Causal Factors – Identifying the Errors

Day Two (9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch)

  • Root Cause Tree® – Eliminating Blame
  • Root Cause Analysis Team Exercise
  • Lunch (1-hour)
  • Corrective Actions (The Corrective Action Helper®)
  • Generic Causes

Day Three (9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch)

  • Putting It All Together
  • Reporting – The Management Presentation
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Lunch (1-Hour)
  • Final Exercise – Putting to Work What You Have Learned
  • Final Exercise Management Presentation

Learning Environment

The course will be given virtually using an online teaching platform. However, this will be a very interactive course. Each student must have their own computer, with a webcam on during the class, allowing them to see the instructor and interact with the class. There will be continuous opportunities for participation, with plenty of breaks to keep everyone engaged. Team exercises will be completed throughout the course and will utilize cloud-based TapRooT® Software.

Course Materials

  1. TapRooT® Essentials Book
  2. Laminated TapRooT® Root Cause Tree®
  3. TapRooT® Root Cause Tree® Dictionary
  4. Course Workbook
  5. Corrective Action Helper® Guide

Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion and a 90-Day Subscription to TapRooT® Personal Software, our dynamic online software that guides you through the TapRooT® Process with ease and efficiency.

Post-Course Investigation Coaching

After the course is complete, the student can schedule an approximately 30-minute long review of their first application of the TapRooT® System to investigate an incident or to perform an audit.

A TapRooT® Expert will review the student’s SnapCharT®, Causal Factors, root causes (to ascertain the student’s knowledge base of the Root Cause Tree®) and corrective actions (use of the Corrective Action Helper®). The student may ask questions and receive advice to improve his/her expertise of the TapRooT® System in investigations.

We have found that this review and coaching is very valuable and provides one more virtual face-to-face learning opportunity after the information from the course has been allowed to sink in and then be applied in a real-world situation.

Save your spot!

Register yourself and your team for the Virtual 3-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course, June 13-15. The course fee is only $1695.

If you register for the Virtual 3-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course and the Virtual 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit, you will get a significant discount. Attend both for just $2320. That’s a savings of $470. But that’s only for those attending both the Virtual 3-Day TapRooT® RCA Course and the Summit. Register for both HERE.


We have a team of investigators and instructors with years of extensive training ready to offer assistance worldwide. We also offer ongoing support to our clients through free newsletters and root cause tip videos, the Root Cause Analysis Blog and our annual Global TapRooT® Summit. We’re here to find solutions for you—whether you prefer on-site training at your location for your team or a customized solution tailored to your needs.

For any questions you may have regarding the virtual course or any TapRooT® training-related inquiries, please reach out to us or call us:  865.539.2139.

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