Lean champions workshop

Starts:  Jun 23, 2020 7:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jun 24, 2020 4:30 PM (ET)
In this two-day workshop, you will learn about continuous improvement and operational excellence principles and the roles and responsibilities of lean champions. The workshop will focus on high performance teams, lean and six sigma for senior and middle managers who are held responsible for the CI/OPEX journey. The program will cover the fundamentals of lean, theory of constraints, six sigma and how those tools will improve team performance. The program will also cover sustaining the lean journey and Green Belt assessments.

Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines. With more than 20,000 employees, Newport News Shipbuilding is the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the largest shipbuilding company in the U.S. It builds some of the most advanced ships in the world using its expertise in nuclear propulsion, naval design and manufacturing. Newport News Shipbuilding is currently building the new Ford-class aircraft carriers and Virginia-class fast-attack submarines, and performing Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. It provides fleet services for its ships worldwide and, using its nuclear and manufacturing expertise, is expanding into Department of Energy and alternative energy ventures. Learn more at nns.huntingtoningalls.com.


June 23, 2020
7:30 a.m.   –   8:00 a.m.    Welcome     
8:00 a.m.   –   8:15 a.m.    Introduction   
8:15 a.m.   – 10:00 a.m.    Lean champions overview & theory     
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.    Break
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    High performance teams - what does right look like: Block 1
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Lunch
12:30 p.m. –   2:15 p.m.    The war on waste & bottle necks: Block 1 (lean and theory of constraints)
2:15 p.m.   –   2:30 p.m.    Break
2:30 p.m.   –   3:30 p.m.    The war on waste & bottle necks: Block 2 (lean and theory of constraints)
3:30 p.m.   –  4:30 p.m.     Lean exercise and data Intake/tool validation: Talent acquisition and retention system

June 24, 2020
8:00 a.m.   – 10:00 a.m.    The war on variability: Block 1 (six sigma) 
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.    Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    The war on variability: Block 2 (six sigma)
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.    High performance teams: What does right look like: Block 2
12:30 p.m. –   1:00 p.m.    Speaker
1:00 p.m.   –   3:00 p.m.    High performance teams: What does right look like: Block 2 (continued)
3:00 p.m.   –   3:15 p.m.    Break
3:15 p.m.   –   4:30 p.m.    The courage to lead & lean leader award ceremony


Joe Barto is the founder and president of TMG and an expert in building and maintaining high performance teams including leader identification, training and development, talent acquisition and retention systems, workforce risk analysis and lean six sigma. Barto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy and a master’s degree in public administration, organizational theory and leadership. He is a former US Army Cavalry Office and a Combat Veteran. Barto is a recognized expert in technology assisted learning, implementation, program management and is a published author. He has been facilitating dream team workshops since 2004.


Thomas Nelson Community College - Workforce Development Center
600 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666