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Effective Root Cause/Corrective Action Training

Catalyst Connection is committed to exercising extreme caution in response  to the latest updates of the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with our Pennsylvania Governor and  CDC guidelines. To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, we will be working remotely. We are also cancelling all of our trainings and events through April 30.  We will update and post training dates as soon as we can re-schedule these important trainings for our clients and community.

Typical Tools and Techniques

Course Objective

The best approach to corrective action involves a thorough examination of possible causes, followed by careful analysis to isolate the root cause(s). Some of the most effective and practical tools for generating possible causes will be discussed (brainstorming, 5-Why, Is/Is Not, 8D, and others). Application examples of each of these tools will be presented and explained. Techniques for identifying options for corrective action and dealing with constraints will be presented.  The session will include a discussion of the characteristics of effective systems that support continual improvement, as opposed to ineffective systems that consume resources and provide little or no return.

Target Audience

Persons responsible for responding to noted conditions that require investigating cause, formulating corrective actions, assessing impact of proposed actions, and confirming the effective implementation of those actions.

Course Duration

Class typically runs 8 hours

Course Materials

Class participants will be provided a handout of presentation materials

Certification of Attendance will be provided upon completion

Course Outline:

The major topics will include:

  • Definition and explanation of corrections, corrective and preventive action concepts
  • Presentation, explanation, and discussion of effective and practical analysis tools for generating possible causes (brainstorming, 5-Why, Is/Is Not, 8D, and other tools)
      • Small group exercise to create Ishikawa diagram
      • Small group utilization of RC/CA tools to address product, process and internal audit nonconformances
  • Discussion of risk management and its relationship with effective RC/CA – primarily assignment of appropriate resources for problem resolution
  • Explanation of methods for evaluating and recording the effectiveness of implemented corrective actions
  • Small group corrective action exercise


Craig Wilson

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Pittsburgh, PA 15207 United States
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