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

September 30, 2020 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Central Time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Non-Member Fee: $149
Member Fee: $99

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.

Companies spend an overwhelming amount of organizational effort on measuring, managing and controlling the business process often described in cost, schedule, quality, safety. But the true leading indicator of future business performance is engaged teams that understand the rules of the game and have organizational structures focused on those leaders who are the heartbeat of the business. Employee engagement drives productivity, competitive advantage, customer loyalty and shareholder return. And it’s no longer a plus—it’s a requirement to compete in today’s economy.

This performance improvement workshop offers an organizational theory overview and a proven methodology to define a dream team culture with what right and wrong look like. It will also cover methodologies for analyzing the 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. This workshop will include case studies and discussions on how to synchronize and integrate people improvement programs into and in direct support of every business initiative.


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 bachelor's degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and a master’s degree in public administration from 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. 


Training Modernization Group, Inc.

Training Modernization Group, Inc. (TMG) is a registered veteran-owned small business and 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 Hampton Roads Quality Management Community, VOW Coalition and New Horizons Regional Education Center. Learn more at


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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.

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 $100 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.

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