Leadership Training Events

WMCO Leadership Training Events are scheduled throughout the year and open to members and non-members. We have partnered with LMI who are experts in their field and have been working in the wood industry for many years. If you are interested in on-site training funding is available through the Canada Ontario Job Grant.

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WMCO Leadership Online Training Workshops

WMCO LMI Leadership Series: Effective Leadership Development Online Training Course

This training qualifies for the Canada Ontario Jobs Grant (COJG). Please register with us early, to start the application process. COJG Applications must be approved prior to purchasing your ticket


If you would like to learn more about this training event please contact:
Tara Davey
Program Administrator
Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario
Send an email

This course delivers a process that provides skill and competency development and changes the participants’ attitudes and behaviours. 

To ensure that measurable results and a Return On Investment are achieved: 

  • Specific workplace goals for learning and performance improvement are established in consulting between the Participant and Company Management, refined in 2 up-front sessions
  • Support from the LMI Facilitator guides the Participant’s “on the job” application of the learning
  • Complete resource materials allow multi-sensory learning
  • Ten interactive sessions are facilitated in convenient bi-weekly workshops
  • Participants present key results and a summary of course accomplishments at a special Graduation Meeting. Certificates are awarded

The course includes one-on-one custom-tailored training education on leadership and personal productivity. This training qualifies for the Canada Ontario Jobs Grant (COJG). Click here to learn more about COJG.

A high-level outline of the course content:

1. Pre-conference Goal Setting 

Tuesday, March 9th from 9:00 – 11:00 am 

2. Pre-conference Goal Setting 

Tuesday, March 23rd from 9:00 – 11:00 am

3. Kick-Off 

Including Planning Tool Training 

Tuesday, April 6th from 9:00 – 11:00 am

4. Goal Planning

Developing Goal Planning Sheets

Tuesday, April 20th from 9:00 – 11:00 am 

5. Lesson One

Successful Leaders are Made Not Born

Tuesday, May 4th from 9:00 – 11:00 am 

6. Lesson Two

Improving Results Through Better Time Management

Tuesday, May 18th from 9:00 – 11:00 am 

7. Lesson Three

Exercising Authority Effectively

Tuesday, June 1st from 9:00 – 11:00 am

8. Lesson Four

The Art of Delegation

Tuesday, June 15th from 9:00 – 11:00 am

9. Midterm Review

Tuesday, June 29th from 9:00 – 11:00 am 

10. Lesson Five

Effective Communication

Tuesday, July 13th from 9:00 – 11:00 am 

11. Lesson Six

Motivating People to Produce

Tuesday, July 27th from 9:00 – 11:00 am 

12. Lesson Seven

Preventing and Solving Problems

Tuesday, August 10th from 9:00 – 11:00 am

13. Lesson Eight 

Developing People’s Potential

Tuesday, August 24th from 9:00 – 11:00 am 

14. Participant Graduation Presentations

Tuesday, September 7th from 9:00 – 11:00 am

This program will help you get more done through time management and handle and prevent problems with people. You will understand how to train, motivate, and develop people to a higher level of production, learn the art of delegation, and exercise authority effectively.

Applying for COJG Funding – Business owners wishing to participate in the training, please note you do not qualify for COJG funding. Register for the program and we can assist you in applying for the COJG funding. COJG must approve grant applications before purchasing your event ticket, so register now and we will contact you to make further arrangements. COJG funding can save you money and reduce your investment. Click here to learn more about applying for COJG. 

BWA Membership Price: $4800 +hst per person

BWA Non-Member Ticket: $6500 +hst per person

Recurrence: Bi-Weekly
Number of Modules: 14

This training qualifies for the Canada Ontario Jobs Grant (COJG). Please register with us early to start the application process. COJG Applications must be approved before purchasing your ticket. 

Please contact Tara Davey – Program Administrator with all of your questions and concerns.
e:  admin@bluewaterwoodalliance.com
p: 519-270-7141

WMCO LMI Leadership Series:
Empowering Individuals & Organizations in Leadership Course

This training qualifies for the Canada Ontario Jobs Grant (COJG). Please register with us early, to start the application process. COJG Applications must be approved prior to purchasing your ticket


If you would like to learn more about this training event please contact:
Tara Davey
Program Administrator
Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario
Send an email

Great Leadership Starts by First Leading Yourself

  • Would you like to accelerate your organization’s performance and success?
  • Would you like to get more done in less time with less stress?
  • Do you have managers on your team who have yet to achieve their full leadership potential?
This program was a total game-changer for me… it made me realize that there is a process to setting goals, delegating and I found it very practical.
ParticipantArchmill House Inc.

The course includes one-on-one custom-tailored training education on leadership and personal productivity.  

This training qualifies for the Canada Ontario Jobs Grant (COJG). Connect with us today if you are interested in this funding. You must apply and be approved for the funding before purchasing your ticket! Click here to learn more about COJG. 

A high-level outline of the course content:


1. Pre-conference Goal Setting
Defining the Goal & Tracking
Tuesday, September 15th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


2. Pre-conference Goal Setting
Refinement of Goal Tracking
Tuesday, September 29th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


3. Kick-Off
Including Planning Tool Training
Tuesday, October 13th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


4. Goal Planning
Developing Goal Planning Sheets
Tuesday, October 27th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


5. Lesson One
The Nature of Productivity
Tuesday, November 10th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


6. Lesson Two
Goals Achievement through Time Management
Tuesday, November 24th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


7. Lesson Three
Increasing Productivity Through Controlling Priorities
Tuesday, December 8th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


8. Midterm Review
Tuesday, December 22nd, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


9. Lesson Four
Improving Productivity Through Communication
Tuesday, January 5th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


10. Lesson Five
Empowering the Team
Tuesday, January 19th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


11. Lesson Six
Increasing Productivity of the Team
Tuesday, February 2nd, from 9:00 – 11:00 am


12. Participant Graduation Presentations
Tuesday, February 16th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am

Applying for COJG Funding – Business owners wishing to participate in the training, please note you do not qualify for COJG funding. Register for the program and we can assist you in applying for the COJG funding. COJG must approve grant applications before purchasing your event ticket, so register now and we will contact you to make further arrangements. COJG funding can save you money and reduce your investment. Click here to learn more about applying for COJG. 

Invest in your company to create increased measurable revenues, efficiencies, and profits.
Get custom-tailored training with this course for your goals and objectives with leadership.

WMCO Member Ticket Price: $4500 +hst per person

Non-Member Ticket Price: $6000 +hst per person

Recurrence: Bi-Weekly

Number of Modules: 12

Applying for COJG Funding:

Applications must be approved prior to purchasing your ticket. Business owners wishing to participate in the training please note you do not qualify for COJG funding. Click here to learn more about applying for COJG.

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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.