Interfor’s Leadership Excellence (LEAD-X) is a program for Interfor’s front-line leaders. Develop your leadership skills through in-class training, case studies, and on-the-job follow-up. This program was built to specifically enhance the skills of front-line leaders to assist them in their day-to-day activities.

From safety to scheduling, front-line leaders in the mills are responsible for many things. To support the success of day-to-day goals in a mill, Interfor’s LEAD-X program helps equip Supervisors and Superintendents with the skills to lead their teams effectively. The LEAD-X program gives frontline leaders the ability to build trust with employees, handle difficult situations, rally a team towards a common goal, and create buy-in with the teams with continuous improvement initiatives.

LEAD-X is a modular program with two main components: on-site training delivered by mill managers, and three two-day in-person workshops hosted by Canscott Management Services. The program is comprised of 4 modules to provide you with the necessary tools to be a more effective leader:

  • Back to Basics
  • Module I: Leading Self
  • Module II: Leading Others
  • Module III: Leading Teams

For details on how the program works and the application process, read the LEAD-X factsheet