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

January 23, 2018 | 7:30 am to January 24, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Member Fee: $300
Student Member Fee: $300
Non-Member Fee: $350


MicroAire Surgical Instruments, LLC
3590 Grand Forks Boulevard
Charlottesville, Virginia

Learn how the best teams seem to so naturally and seamlessly boost productivity, bottom-line performance and employee engagement, enabling the use of the lean six sigma tool set to make more money year over year—regardless of top line revenue. Benchmark and learn how to align your organization, improve leader behaviors, improve team engagement, and improve daily execution to attain consistent near perfect performance measured by greater bottom-line earnings. Every business can be a dream team of engaged, high-performing leaders who understand how to both improve team performance and use lean, six sigma and daily problem-solving tools to truly create a business where respect for people is more than just a sign on the door. 


MicroAire Surgical Instruments, LLC is a manufacturer of powered operating room equipment, including drills, saws, and power-assisted liposuction devices. MicroAire also manufactures various orthopedic specialty products, including an endoscopic carpal tunnel release system.


Joseph C. Barto III is the founder and president of TMG, Inc. 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 (HRQMC) and is chair of the workforce development committee of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition.

Joseph C. 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).


January 23, 2018
7:30 am   -   8:00 am   Registration & coffee 
8:00 am   -   8:15 am   Opening / AME / Mike Williams
8:15 am   - 10:00 am   Building a dream team overview and theory with Joe Barto
10:00 am - 10:15 am   Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am   Leader perfect day with Joe Barto IV
10:45 am - 11:15 am   Leader engagement with Joe Barto IV
11:15 am - 12:00 pm   Team performance assessment with Joe Barto IV
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   Lunch
12:30 pm -   1:00 pm   Microaire overview and TPI with Mike Williams
1:00 pm   -   2:00 pm   Microaire Value Stream Tour with Mike Williams  
2:00 pm   -   2:45 pm   Expectations with Joe Barto IV
2:45 pm   -   3:15 pm   Fifth metric scorecard with  Joe Barto IV
3:15 pm   -   4:30 pm   Leader assessments with Joe Barto IV
4:30 pm                        Adjourn

January 24, 2018
7:30 am   -   8:00 am   Coffee
8:00 am   -   9:00 am   Keynote speaker Joe Barto
9:00 am   - 10:30 am   Future leaders with Joe Barto
10:30 am - 11:00 am   Alcoa case study with Joe Barto IV
11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Microaire / TPI / gemba 
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   Lunch
12:30 pm -   1:00 pm   Dream team exercise with Joe Barto
1:00 pm   -   2:00 pm   The courage to lead with Joe Barto
2:00 pn                         Adjourn


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.

  • Gain a better understanding of engagement
  • Learn how to implement a leader development system
  • Discover best practices
  • Experience the connection between engagement to increased productivity

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.