Building a dream team to accelerate the lean journey: "Heartbeat" leaders first workshop

November 15, 2017 | 8:00 am to November 16, 2017 | 12:30 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Student Member Fee: $200
Non-Member Fee: $400
Member Fee: $350


Ingersoll Rand Trane Commercial Systems Climate Solutions
200 Aberdeen Loop
Panama City, Florida

This workshop will teach attendees high performance team theory, share lessons learned and best practices, and generate a rich learning environment to help any team improve their business performance. What do lean best practice companies have in common? “Heartbeat” leaders whose performance is the leading indicator of the core business metrics: team engagement, cost, schedule, quality and safety.

We call them different names like foreman, charge nurses or team leaders, but they served the same key roles regardless of location. They get the job done! If they have a good day, everyone has a good day and if they have a bad day, then everyone has a bad day. This workshop will shine a spotlight on how to identify, train, prepare and develop heartbeat leaders so that their first day is a performance day and not a "let's see how this goes day." Ultimately, these leaders lead dream teams who understand that improving workforce productivity means lowering labor cost while increasing revenue, thus taking care of the team out of increased profit.


Ingersoll Rand, Trane®

Ingersoll Rand advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Its people and its family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand is a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.


November 15, 2017

7:30 a.m.   -   8:00 a.m.    Registration & coffee
8:00 a.m.   -   8:30 a.m.    Welcome: Senior I/R leader, AME Southeast Region Director Lynne Marr 
8:30 a.m.   - 10:30 a.m.    Building a dream team overview and theory
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.    Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    The team performance improvement system tool kit
12:00 p.m. -   1:00 p.m.    Lunch
1:00 p.m.   -   4:00 p.m.    Ingersoll Rand best practice presentation / plant tour / Ingersoll Rand line leader Q&A
4:00 p.m.   -   4:30 p.m.    Expectations and circles chart homework assignment
4:30 p.m.                          End of day 1

November 16, 2017

7:30 a.m.   -   8:00 a.m.     Registration & Coffee
8:00 a.m.   -   8:30 a.m.     Review of day 1
8:30 a.m.   -   9:30 a.m.     Exercise: Expectations and circles chart
9:30 a.m.   - 10:30 a.m.     Future leader identification, training and development systems
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.     Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Building a dream team exercise / Courage to lead & “I am a lean leader. My team plays to win” award ceremony
12:30 p.m.                          Adjourn 


Joseph C. Barto III 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.

  • Explore new ways to engage your workforce.
  • Implement a leader development system at your organization.
  • Discover best practices from host company leaders.
  • Understand the connection between engagement to increased productivity.

Leadership teams, general managers, senior leadership and heartbeat leaders are encouraged to attend together, learn and create an improvement plan to take home to their business.


You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $150 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.