Building a dream team to accelerate your lean journey: Heartbeat Leaders first

Align and execute lean, six sigma and team performance to increase profit
Monday, Oct. 9 Location Code
8:00am-5:00pm Sheraton, 3rd floor, Commonwealth MW/08

Learn how the best teams - dream teams - seem to so naturally and seamlessly boost productivity, bottom-line performance and employee engagement to enable 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. Take the pledge, “I am a Leader. My Team Plays to Win!”


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: Joseph Barto / Joseph Barto IV

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. 

Joseph 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, leader development, and talent acquisition and retention projects for Ball Metal Beverage Packaging, BAE Systems Ship Repair and other organizations. Barto previously worked as a shipfitter at the Newport News Shipyard. He is a member of the Hampton Roads Quality Management Council (HRQMC).