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Supervisor Resources

Good supervisors are always learning. Have a look below for training, resources and videos that will help you improve your supervisory skills.

New to supervising? This is a great place to start! Begin with some basic training courses and then build up your knowledge base with the videos and resources.


Forest Supervisor Training – 3 in-person courses: Due Diligence, Communication, Leadership and Professionalism

Wood Products Manufacturing Supervisor Training – 6 free, online training modules.

Wildfire Fire Leadership Development Program – A great program that has benefits for all supervisors not just fire fighters.

WorkSafeBC’s Supervising for Safety – Free online training for supervisors from all industries.

Prime Contractor Webinar – A supervisor may be acting as a Prime Contractor or reporting to them. Watch this webinar to learn how to do it well.

Phase Congestion – Free online training that will help supervisors manage when workers and equipment are too close together on forestry work sites.

Serious Incident and Fatality Investigation – Free online training on a supervisor’s role and responsibilities when serious incidents occur.


Falling Supervisor Videos – Good information for all forestry supervisors, includes ERP, communication and planning best practices.

Risk Tolerance with Dave Fennell

Switchback Training with Ken Falk

Leading to Safety – It’s All About the Heart with Craig Sexton

Safety Results with Alan Quilley – Part 1

Safety Results with Alan Quilley – Part 2

Leadership with Yvonne Thompson

Characteristics of a Good Supervisor

Supervisor Responsibility

Supervisor Planning

Other Opportunities:

Vancouver Island Safety Conference – Network with other supervisors and learn from top notch presenters.

Silviculture Supervisor Assessment Checklist – This is a great tool for all supervisors. Do a self assessment to see if you have any gaps in your knowledge, skills or attributes.


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