BWA Leadership Training Events

BWA Leadership Training Events are scheduled throughout the year and open to members and non-members.

BWA Leadership Partnership

LMI are experts in their field and have been working in the wood industry for many years.

On-Site Training

If you are interested in on-site training funding is available through the Canada Ontario Job Grant.

Upcoming Training Events 

BWA Production Leadership:
To Export Readiness
May 27th, 2020 – 9 am to 4 pm
EDC Export Growth Hub, Kitchener, ON
Click here to register.

If you would like to learn more about
this training event please contact:
Tara Davey, Program Administrator
Bluewater Wood Alliance
e: [email protected]


BWA Export Readiness Series

Developed for the CEOs, lead hands, plant managers, supervisors, and potential new leaders in your company, to help bridge the gap between the potential you have and the performance you want!

The Human Equation
Do you struggle to identify and develop leaders? Do you want to engage your workers and achieve more? Have you noticed that Millennials and the younger generation of workers do not respond well to traditional supervisory methods? So how do you manage Millennials???

This multi-faceted workshop will help you understand and begin to implement essential success habits…

  • Lead and Manage Yourself to Lead and Manage Others
  • Develop Business and Personal Success Strategies
  • Manage and Motivate Diverse Age Groups
  • Leverage Production Leadership for Export Readiness
  • Identify Efficiency vs. Effectiveness
  • Motivate Your Employees to be Engaged


  • Learn what separates the most successful people and organizations from the average.
  • Take control of your time, your habits, and your attitudes.
  • Experience the power of setting personal and professional goals the right way.

Thinking Bigger! Is exporting right for you? A segment of this workshop will help define goals and review a resource where you can find information relevant to your business regarding export-related services, export markets, funding, support, and more.

Walk away with the right attitude, innovation, productivity, and the ability to retain talent.
Give yourself that “edge” over the competition.

If you are a lead hand, plant manager, supervisor, or CEO, then this BWA workshop is for you!
Take Leadership in Your Business to the Next Level!

In partnership with LMI Canada Inc – A division of Leadership Management International

LMI Canada helps leaders and organizations realize more of their potential. People are at the heart of everything we do; we help them to achieve slight-edge changes in attitude and behaviour that translates into enhanced individual performance, increased leadership awareness, and measurable business results. LMI has an operational network that now spans 80 countries and is one of the most successful and recognized people development organizations in the world.

Barry Reid
Leadership Trainer

Barry has worked with LMI since 2008 and previously held senior leadership positions in the publishing industry. He was recently honoured as Leadership Management International’s 2018 Facilitator of the Year (The Americas) Award Winner. Barry has worked with hundreds of Southwestern Ontario Business people to help them achieve their most important goals and full leadership potential.

Bluewater Wood Alliance On-Site Leadership Training

Interested in a more intensive leadership training course? We offer options tailored to suit the unique challenges of our members. You must be a member of Bluewater Wood Alliance to participate in the On-Site Training. Possible government subsidy is available through the Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG). It could cover up to 83% of the training investment.

We can help you through the application process! Call or email us for more information.
To learn more about on-site training contact:
Tara Davey, Program Administrator
e: [email protected]