Building a dream team: Heartbeat leaders first

Create leadership capabilities to improve workforce productivity and profit
Monday, Oct. 24 Location Code
8:00am-5:00pm Lone Star A3, 2nd floor MW/17

Boost productivity, top-line performance and employee engagement as you build robust leadership capabilities; employ coaching/communication, leader standard work and effective metrics to increase leadership capabilities; use the lean tool set, focusing on people first and then process; gain strategies for cultural change.


Learn how to align your organization and improve leader behaviors, for greater top-line revenue and productivity as well as decreased costs. Build and sustain top performance through effective coaching and communication. Create a dream team of engaged, competent leaders who understand how to enhance team involvement in continuous improvement activities. Gain information about ways to apply the lean tool set to your leadership and team development. Understand why it’s essential to focus on people first, and then process. Hear about measuring and improving team performance as you foster high-performing, heartbeat leaders. Learn useful strategies for cultural change, employee engagement and leader standard work. Get pointers on daily management meetings and training.


Training Modernization Group, Inc. (TMG) is a registered veteran-owned small business and is a leader in human performance systems, including strategy development, analysis, design, development and implementation. TMG has received numerous awards and recognitions from the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), with recognized expertise through partnerships with the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME), HRQMC, VOW Coalition and New Horizons Regional Education Center.

Presenters: Joe Barto / Joe Barto IV / Thomas Barto / Kevin Barto

Joe Barto is the founder and president of TMG, Inc. He has assembled a team of highly engaged professionals committed to sucess. A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, he was chief of current operations during Operation Desert Shield for the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and served during Operation Desert Storm. He holds a BS degree in engineering, U.S. Military Academy and a master’s degree in public administration, James Madison University. Founder of the Vet-STRONG program, he is a board member for the AME Southeast Region and the New Horizons Regional Education Center Foundation, He is also on the steering committee for the Hampton Roads Quality Management Council and is chair of the workforce development committee of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition.

Joe Barto IV, a program manager, has been a member of the TMG, Inc., team since 2007. He was certified as a lean six sigma black belt by the U.S. Navy. He has led continuous improvement projects for Ball Metal Beverage Packaging, BAE Systems Ship Repair and other organizations. He previously worked as a shipfitter at the Newport News Shipyard. He is a member of the Hampton Roads Quality Management Council (HRQMC).
Thomas Barto, program manager and operations manager for TMG, Inc., has worked for the firm since 2011. He works within various industries to implement talent acquisition and retention systems, as well as team engagement and leaders development programs. He has served as program manager for TMG’s Vet-STRONG program and as the program manager for the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program. After graduating from Christopher Newport University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, he was a contracts manager for five years at various government contracting companies.
Kevin Barto has been with TMG, Inc., since 2013. He has worked multiple team performance improvement projects around first line leader development, talent acquisition and retention and is responsible for engagement, attrition/cost to hire, ROI and program gap analysis, as well as daily execution of the designed TPI system program. Previously, he worked in the landscaping and ground maintenance industry where he managed multiple teams providing services to over 90 different clients. Barto has a BSc from Old Dominion University in occupational and technical studies with a concentration in training specialization.