TMG, Inc. 
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Building a dream team to accelerate your lean journey: Heartbeat leaders first

Full-day workshop
Wednesday, May. 9 Location Code

Learn how to build a dream team by applying the continuous improvement tool set to identify and eliminate the waste in your total cost of labor and improve workforce productivity. It all starts with heartbeat leaders.


Learn how to measure and improve team performance by aligning people to process and improving business performance by improving workforce productivity. TMG will use its unique organizational development hypothesis of "If you align your organization and improve leader behaviors then you will increase Team Engagement, connect the team to winning every day and improve workforce productivity resulting in improved business results". It will force your leadership team to think about your business through another lens which is the true leading indicator of future business performance - people. Discover methodologies for analyzing return on investment for human capital management programs and assessing internal cost drivers associated with implementation. Smart business leaders understand the link between process and people and they work every day to boost the return on their most valuable asset… their people. It is time to make team performance a top priority.


Training Modernization Group (TMG) is a registered veteran-owned small business in Virginia. It is a values-driven program management services company. TMG analyzes, designs, develops, pilots, implements and transitions lean systems as well as specializes in onboarding, leader performance improvement and workforce productivity systems. The firm received awards for excellence in practice from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) in 2002-2004, 2006 and 2008-2011.

Presenter: Joe Barto

Joe Barto is the president and founder of Training Modernization Group (TMG). A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Barto was the chief of operations during Operation Desert Shield and Storm for the 25,000-soldier 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and the Executive Office for Task Force 2-4 CAV. He is the author of Task Force 2-4 CAV: First In – Last Out. A charter member of the U.S. Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, Barto serves on the AME Southeastern region board of directors. He served as a director of the Integrated Learning Solutions Company, on the steering committee of the Hampton Roads Quality Management Council and as chair of the Workforce Development Committee of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition. He holds a BS degree in engineering, U.S. Military Academy and a master’s degree in public administration (organizational theory and leadership) from James Madison University.