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Advanced Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

You have mastered and applied the essential Problem Solving skills and methodologies. The next step is to solve recurring high-impact problems. That requires a thorough and effective approach: RATIO. In the Advanced-training Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis you will develop your skill even further and explore the methods you already know from the Essentials-training and the Problem Solving Pitstop. In addition, this training will provide you with additional steps and methods. This enables you to solve problems even more effectively and efficiently, even in the case of recurring, persistent, high-impact problems.

For whom

The Advanced-training Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis is for professionals and managers who are dealing with (structural) problems or high impact incidents. For example if you work in quality, maintenance, process & production, incident & problem management and HSE environments.  As a pre-training you have completed the Problem Solving & RCA Essentials-training.


  • You can create a razor sharp problem visualization and definition
  • You know the causes of structural problems and prevent recurrence
  • You know how to get the maximum use of your collegues' knowledge and experience
  • You're prefenting `jumping to conclusions'
  • You can capture and transfer complex problems clearly
  • You distinguish yourself as an expert in problem solving

Content Advanced-training Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis

In this hands-on training you deepen your problem solving skills even further. The basis of the training is THE RATIO approach. This enables you to effectively address complex, recurring, high-impact problems. This means not only defining the problem sharply and finding causes, but also implementing measures and ensuring results.

The methods Event Mapping and problem Analysis you already know will be extended and applied to more complex problems. In addition, you will get at least 1 extra method from THE RATIO toolbox. Human Factor Analysis: To investigate the causes of human failure without compromising debt demand or Data Analytics: To verify and collect information using data.

This challenging training is a mix of theory with many practice exercises. This allows you to apply what you learn directly to your work. Before the training you will follow a number of e-learning modules (12 months of unlimited access) and work out a case.

Structure Advanced-training Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis

The 2-day classroom Advanced-training is a public session and takes place in our training room in Ermelo-The Netherlands. We always have room for 12 participants.
All our training are highly interactive. The online training consists of 4 sessions of 3 hours. We do practical exercises in groups, online through break-out sessions.. After the training you will receive the Advanced Problem Solving & RCA certificate. This will allow you to continue to the Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis-Facilitator training. The dates in the agenda indicate whether the training courses are online or classroom.

Reserve your preferred date. Or opt for an in-company training. We then tailor the training to your organization and your situation. Please feel free to contact us for any questions.

Why THE RATIO approach?

RATIO is innovated by years of practical experience and scalable from small to large, complex problems. RATIO adds a practical “how" to the “who, what, when" of existing processes. THE RESULT: Maximum logical thinking ability to make clear analyzes and decisions and to arrive at targeted risk assessments;
- uses logical thinking power
- complies with the IEC 62740 standard for Root Cause Analysis
- visual approach for faster insights
- designed to facilitate effective collaboration
- stimulates learning ability
- saves time and money

Why the Avanced-training Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis 

- More direction, more structure, more results
- Learn from very experienced problem solvers
- Proven method, immediately applicable

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1 October 2024
Classroom or online
Training days
2 days in October 09:00 -17:00 CET. We provide this training in English or Dutch. Please indicate your preference!

CoThink - Ermelo, The Netherlands

16 June 2025
Training days
Day 1 - June 16, 2025, 09:00 - 12:00 CET
Day 2 -June 18, 2025, 09:00 - 12:00 CET
Day 3 -June 30, 2025, 09:00 - 12:00 CET
Day 4 -July 02, 2025 09:00 - 12:00 CET

MS Teams - English

Group size
Classroom: max 12 participants
Online: max 9 participants

The investment for participating this training is € 1.150,-, VAT excluded. Invitation to the online session will be sent to you well in advance by the trainer.

More options
We can provide this training as a (customized) in-company training in Dutch, English, German or French. Please feel free to contact us for any questions.
In our NL training room we organize the catering.
For overnight stays+breakfast, we suggest staying at Postillion Hotel Amersfoort Veluwemeer in Putten. Mention 'CoTnink' for a discounted rate. Choose your start date, click on the yellow 'sign up' button to register online.

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