Building dream teams to accelerate your lean journey: Heartbeat Leaders first

How high performance teams execute lean, six sigma and firstline leaders to increase profits
Monday, Nov. 4 Location Code
8:00am-12:00pm Grand Suite 5, East Tower, Ballroom Level MW/13

Learn how the journey to consistent near-perfect performance has two pillars: Continuous process improvement and respect for people. Discover how organizations with highly engaged teams have earnings per share growth rates that are 2.6 times higher than less engaged organizations in the same industry.


An overwhelming amount of organizational effort is spent measuring, managing, and controlling the business process often described in cost, schedule, quality, safety. The true leading indicator of future business performance is engaged teams who understand the rules of the game and have organizational structures focused on those leaders who are the heartbeat of the business.  Recognized as a driver of productivity, competitive advantage, customer loyalty, and shareholder return, employee engagement and developing a 'dream team' is no longer a plus, it is a requirement to compete in today’s economy. This performance improvement program will focus on an organizational theory overview, and a proven methodology to define a dream team culture with what right and wrong look like. It will cover methodologies for analyzing return on investment for human capital management programs and assessing internal cost drivers associated with implementation. One of the key cost drivers is talent retention which is becoming more and more critical in the labor markets of today. These methodologies will be shown though case studies and discussions on how to synchronize and integrate people improvement programs into and in direct support of every business initiative.


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 / Tom Barto

Joseph Barto 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 and is chair of the workforce development committee of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition. 

Tom Barto is a program manager at TMG, Inc.  He has been working with partners across all industries to implement team performance improvement programs, talent acquisition and retention systems, as well as lean and six sigma training and certification programs. Barto received his bachelor's degree in philosophy with a concentration in values and professions and a Spanish minor from Christopher Newport University.