BlueDragon Practitioner Certification
Build critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills with a BlueDragon Practitioner Certification.
Develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills and gain valuable experience with Rapid Investigations, Comprehensive Investigations, and Proactive Program Reviews.
This online course involves three weeks of self-paced online learning followed by a virtual case study.
No experience with root cause analysis? No problem. We’ll equip you with the the tools you need to become a certified IPS Analyst.
For only $2297, you'll gain problem solving and critical thinking skills that will boost your career and save you time and money.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the most modern methodology for solving workplace problems.
This intense, hybrid online workshop will introduce you the two of the most critical life skills you can learn in the age of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (1) – Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving.
Mainstream education has failed to adequately provide these critical life skills in primary and secondary schools and higher learning institutions. As a result, studies show that half of all millenials get an “F” in critical thinking (2). The course will break down critical thinking into its basic components that can be learned, practiced and mastered.
This course will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the graded approach to solving complex, human-centric problems using the most modern and innovative approach available in regulated industries: the BlueDragon Integrated Problem-solving (IPS) Methodology.
With BlueDragon, investigators, root cause subject matter experts and Six Sigma Master Black Belts can take their complex problem-solving skills to the next level.
Personnel new to root cause analysis can develop a comprehensive understanding of the graded approach to solving complex, human-centric problems using IPS.
This course will prepare you for certification as a BlueDragon Certified Analyst Level 2 and 3, helping you to become much more valuable to your organization.
(1) World Economic Forum, 2016 Future of Jobs Report)
(2) Williams, T. (2020). “Study: Nearly Half of Millennials Get an ‘F’ In Critical Thinking.”
You'll build practical and essential skills such as:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This certification is relevant across all industries.
- Lean Six Sigma practitioners, Green Belts, Yellow Belts
- Federal, state and local auditors and investigators
- Inspector General investigators in all branches
- Project and program managers in all industries
- Methodologists helping others applying HCA in all industries
- Accident/Event Investigators in all industries
- Industrial Safety Managers in all industries
- Construction Safety and Management
- Performance Improvement Department personnel
- Contractor Assurance personnel
- Corrective Action Program Managers
- Occurrence Reporting personnel
- Safeguards & Security personnel
- Quality & Oversight Dept. personnel
- Environmental Health & Safety personnel
- Facility/Operations Managers
- Management of all levels
- Engineers in all industries
- Scientists in all industries
- Operators in all industries
- Regulators from all industries
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspectors
- Institute of Nuclear Power Operators
- (INPO) Inspectors
- World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Inspectors
- National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Inspectors
Ready to start your journey to Become a Dragon?
Check the cohort dates on the schedule below. Reserve your spot now!
BD2 BLUEDRAGON PRACTITIONER
Weeks 1 - 3
Lessons 1-12: Self-paced Learning
Complete Lessons 1 to 12 on your own (approximately 15 hours)
END OF WEEK 3
Live Case Study - Session 1
Live Session #1, a 4 to 5-hour instructor-led case study using a virtual white board.
All case studies start at 12pm EST unless otherwise noted.
See cohort schedule for dates.
Weeks 4 - 5
Lessons 13-21: Self-paced Learning
Complete Lessons 13-21 on your own (approximately 8 hours)
Live Case Study - Sessions 2 & 3
Live Sessions #2 and #3, which are 5-hour instructor-led case studies using a virtual white board usually on a Tuesday and Thursday.
All case studies start at 12pm EST unless otherwise noted.
See cohort schedule for dates.
After completion of the BlueDragon Practitioner certification course, students will have developed an understanding of the fundamentals of critical thinking and complex problem solving, they will have developed an understanding of the BlueDragon Integrated Problem-solving (IPS) methodology, and they will be able to participate in IPS Rapid Investigations, IPS Comprehensive Investigations and IPS Proactive Program Reviews.
Given a course of instruction, prospective BlueDragon Practitioners will be able to understand:
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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Rob De La Espriella, BD3
Rob is one of the leading experts in causal analysis, with over 30 years of experience in leading and facilitating root cause analyses, event investigations and assessments at commercial nuclear power plants, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the DOE, the US Department of Defense (DOD), and Engineering firms.
Rob became a root cause subject matter expert and practitioner in 1989, as a member of the Florida Power & Light team that won the Deming Prize1, the first company in the world outside Japan to win the award. He has completed formal training in problem-solving methods including Kepner Tregoe, Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT), TapRoot, Dr. Corcoran’s Phoenix Method, Human Performance Evaluation System (HPES), Total Quality Management (TQM), Lean/Six Sigma, and he is a certified Kaizen Team Leader.
Since 1990, Rob has led of facilitated hundreds of root cause evaluations, audits, assessments and complex problem solving efforts. In 1995, Rob received several awards from the NRC for leading root causes and bringing Total Quality Management Concepts to NRC Region I. In 2003 and 2005, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) listed Rob’s Nuclear Assurance organization as one of the strongest in the US, and Rob attributes that recognition, in large part, to teaching root cause and problem-solving skills to his staff and promoting a problem-solving culture. The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) also sought Rob’s expertise for improvement projects in South Africa and Slovenia.
In 2010, Rob began teaching his modern causal analysis approach at DOE sites. He later gave his method the trademark name of BlueDragon Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA). Rob has used HCA to solve some of the most complex, human-centric issues (including near fatalities) at DOE and DOD sites.
Every summer since 2015, Rob has been invited as a guest lecturer by Princeton University’s Keller Center for Entrepreneurship. Rob has been teaching critical thinking skills to the Design Thinking Teams that are working on solving wicked problems for clients in New York and New Jersey.
BLUEDRAGON PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION
Requirements for Certification
After completion of the BD2 training course and live case study, prospective BD2 candidates must complete the following before being certified by BlueDragon:
Complete 6 Rapid Investigations within a 6-month period *
* Or substitute 2 additional Comprehensive Investigations
Complete 3 Comprehensive Investigations within a 12-month period
- Attach the grading sheet for the charts (available on our Reference Library to former students)
- Attach the grading sheet for the final reports
Turn in the required BD2 Certification documentation form.
Register and pay to take the BD2 Final Exam (75% to pass).
LMS Live Sessions
Online workshops are conducted through our BlueDragon Learning Management System (LMS), which requires access to the internet. There are no programs or software to download and our corporate clients will be provided with their own branded portal to access the LMS.
BD2 includes three instructor-led case studies. The case studies will be conducted online using Zoom. In addition, we will be using a virtual whiteboard that allows the team to collaborate simultaneously on the chart. These two platforms have made it possible to deliver virtual classes with the same or better results than live workshops.
- The use of virtual whiteboards has made it easier to conduct assessments, investigations and root cause analysis when we cannot conduct meetings in person.
For the instructor-led case study, participants are required to have a webcam and microphone and be able to access Zoom/WebEx through the internet.
Internet download speeds greater than 20 Mbps are highly recommended.
3 EASY STEPS TO
Register yourself or your team for the BlueDragon Practitioner Course online.
You will receive an email with login instructions.
- Change your password on your first login.
- Click on “My Courses” and start taking your course.
- Register for the Live Sessions that correspond to your cohort.
- Complete the course in 4 weeks or less.
BECOME A BLUEDRAGON PRACTITIONER
BD2 PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION
- 4 full days of online, instructor-led training over a 2 week period (usually Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 5pm)
- Includes 12 instructor-led case studies
- Up to 20 students
Live at Client's Facilities
4 full days of live, instructor-led training over a 1 week period (usually Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm)
- Includes 12 instructor-led case studies
- Up to 20 students
Want to learn more?
Tuition for workshops are due 10 working days prior to the start of the workshop. Participants may lose their slot in the class if payment is not received by then.
If payment is received and a student must cancel for any reason, the following cancellation policy applies:
Cancellations at least 10 working days prior to the workshop receive a full refund.
Cancellations less than 10 working days prior to the workshop will receive a refund minus a 15% cancellation fee.
Thank you for your understanding and please contact us for any questions.
Tuition for online courses through the LMS is due at any time prior to gaining access to the LMS.
Tuition for instructor-led workshops are due 10 working days prior to the start of the workshop.
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