Join us for the next Cause Mapping Root Cause Analysis Public Workshop ONLINE on June 25-27.

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Duration: 1 Day

Geared towards managers and supervisors across all business functions, this one-day workshop covers the concepts, lessons and steps of the Cause Mapping method, including a focus on 5-Why Cause Mapping, while building in some case studies, examples and exercises. Participants will establish a foundation for analyzing and preventing problems using cause-and-effect thinking. Attendees will learn how to drive a prevention-focused (vs blame) investigation, how to avoid problem miscommunications and will discover how a thorough problem explanation reveals better solution options to reduce risk, increase reliability and improve work processes.

Bring Cause Mapping® Root Cause Analysis training to your site

Schedule a workshop at your location to train your team on how to lead, facilitate, and participate in a root cause analysis investigation.

What you will learn

You will learn how to:

  • Break down and analyze any problem within your organization
  • Apply valuable communication skills and techniques in day-to-day problem solving
  • Apply fundamental cause-and-effect relationship patterns to expand your solution set
  • Reveal the most effective solution(s) to a problem
  • Avoid the 5 miscommunication traps that derail group problem-solving sessions
  • Incorporate facilitation tips and strategies when leading a group problem-solving session
  • Drive a “prevention” instead of “blame” focus during an investigation
  • Build a Cumulative Cause Map to share lessons learned across your organization

Who should attend

Our Cause Mapping workshops will benefit anyone who wants to improve their problem-solving and problem communication skills. These skills are essential regardless of your industry or role within your organization.

All of our workshops cover the fundamentals of effective problem solving and then show you how to expand this process based on the complexity of the problems you work.

The Cause Mapping Fundamentals Workshop is a condensed version of our signature workshop and is designed to teach anyone how to more effectively solve problems.

Typical problem-solving role

  • Problem solver
  • Investigation contributor


The severity of a problem should dictate the level of analysis. For high-risk problems, a more detailed analysis will reveal a larger set of solutions across multiple work processes. More solutions = greater risk reduction.


What you will receive

Each attendee of the root cause analysis course will receive:

  • Extensive Cause Mapping Workbook
  • Support handouts
  • Cause Mapping Templates
  • Online access to attendee resources
  • Completion certificate with CEU credit


What is the difference between the Cause Mapping Fundamentals Workshop and the Standard Cause Mapping Workshop?

The Cause Mapping for Facilitators Workshop (2 days in length) provides enough time to reinforce concepts with extensive examples and exercises and also provides an opportunity to practice the approach on organization-specific problems. The Fundamentals workshop is condensed into one day and focuses on the same lessons and concepts around the Cause Mapping approach with abbreviated practice exercises to reinforce the concepts.

I don’t want to leave my office, can this workshop be presented online with a live instructor?

Yes, all of our workshops can be presented online with a live instructor

What people are saying

I have attended several training workshops over my 36+ years and this one ranks at the top. – Workshop attendee, Kuraray Vinyls

I left this root cause analysis course feeling confident that I have the tools and skillset to facilitate and participate in successful cause mapping. – Workshop attendee, Williams

This workshop will give you the tools you need to effectively build a cause map for anything ranging from an equipment failure to a safety incident, allowing you to see different points in the causal chain to apply corrective actions and prevent unwanted effects. – Workshop attendee, Solvay

I was very impressed with this workshop. I’ve attended other Root Cause Analysis training sessions with other companies in the past, and this was the most useful in terms of content, primarily due to the structure it was able to provide for critically thinking through the problem, and the communication tools it supplied. – Workshop attendee, Lonza

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