The next generation of leaders for Resolute Forest Products met in Montréal recently for a two-day leadership training and networking event. Resolute headquarters experienced a brief influx of new faces, as 22 young employees gathered for the event. All our graduates from engineering programs and all are currently working in Resolute operations in Quebec, Ontario and the U.S.
The Resolute blog says the event “is part of a leadership program we developed to help engineering graduates gain valuable management training.” Since Resolute started this training two years ago, some participants have already taken on management roles at their operations.
The training program is also designed to allow these leadership candidates to build a network of peers and to get some face time with the C-suite.
When they weren’t in session learning about operational excellence and discussing continuous improvement and root cause analysis, the group had a chance to meet and chat with Richard Garneau, Resolute’s president and CEO; Richard Tremblay, senior vice-president, pulp and paper group; as well as a number of other operational and senior VPs.