About AGTS, Inc.

Your partner in professional development since 1980


The AGTS Quality Promise

From the beginning, the AGTS mission has been to provide affordable, high-quality services to our clients. We are dedicated to the highest standards of instructional design and delivery. We offer a NO-RISK, MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE because we believe each of our classes provide a valuable learning experience, and we stake the class fee on the belief you will agree. 

A Proven Track Record

AGTS has provided professional training and development services to Arizona organizations since 1980. We have a high commitment to quality and exceptional customer service. The result is over 40 years’ worth of happy and satisfied clients.


AGTS is a nonprofit Arizona-based corporation. We were “invented” by Arizona organizations for Arizona organizations. We’ve always made Arizona our headquarters and the vast majority of faculty and staff reside in Arizona.

A One-Stop Shop

AGTS provides a broad range of topics and a full cadre of qualified trainers to meet almost any professional development need.

Money-back Guarantee

We believe that each of our programs provides a valuable experience and we stake the class fee on it. If you feel the class was not of value, your fee will be promptly refunded.

More On AGTS

Our Mission

  • To provide top quality, cost-effective training to our clients.
  • To serve as an extension of our clients’ human performance improvement and OD departments.
  • To provide new training solutions to meet our clients’ changing needs.

Our Values

  • We share an overriding commitment to quality and exceptional customer service.
  • We carry out our work with respect and regard for all AGTS stakeholders.
  • We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards.

Our Commitment to You

AGTS is committed to providing quality service at reasonable prices. As evidence of this commitment…

  • We offer you top instructors. AGTS trainers are the best in their fields. Each has a proven track record and only those passing stringent audition requirements are contracted.

  • We limit class size to 25. AGTS is committed to maximum individual learning, skill building, and return on investment. That is why we limit enrollment in individual sessions to 25 participants.

  • We value your feedback and use it for continuous improvement. We read each class evaluation personally and we make adjustments based upon what you tell us.

  • We keep prices reasonable. We strive to keep our overhead low so that we can pass the savings on to you.

  • We offer a NO-RISK, MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: We believe that each of our classes provides a valuable training experience, and we stake the course fee on the belief that you will agree. If you feel that the class was not of value, your fee will be promptly refunded.

The AGTS Story

AGTS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 by a group of small Arizona municipalities that went in together on a “training department.” They collaborated on affordable, customized training–something out of reach to individual organizations.

This innovative solution to a common problem caught the eye and imagination of Dallas Porter-Stowe who joined AGTS as its director in 1984. “I was so impressed by this “out-of-the-box” thinking, I wanted to be part of it!”

Ms Porter-Stowe credits the founders for AGTS’s success. In her words, “They built AGTS to be totally self-supporting and they designed it to insure it stayed close to the customer and remained “start-up agile” in times of change.

AGTS acquired the nickname “Scrappy Survivors” from one of its competitors for its ability to land on its feet after each challenge thrown its way.

Today, AGTS is open to both the public and private sectors and provides a “one-stop-shop” for a broad spectrum of topics.