National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Spotlight

March 9, 2021 | 11:30am-12:30pm |

Join MWR on Friday, March 9th from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM for National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Spotlight with Lynn Petzold.  Join this visual journey to learn more about NOLS and our leadership model which includes four leadership roles, seven leadership skills and one signature style. Our alumni include NASA astronauts, executives, MBA students, scholarship programs, high school students and affinity groups for women, LGBQT and POC populations. 

NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help students step forward boldly as a leader. Our mission is to be the leading source and teacher of wilderness skills and leadership that serve people and the environment. Our community—staff, students, trustees, and alumni—shares a commitment to wilderness, education, leadership, safety, community, and excellence.

About the Presenter:

Lynn Petzold
Senior Faculty for NOLS
MA Leadership & Organizational Development
BS Business Administration Marketing & Spanish 

Lynn has logged over 350 field weeks on backpacking and sea kayaking expeditions during the past 25 years. Lynn facilitates experiences where people connect to self, 


community and wild spaces while teaching leadership/ risk management/wilderness skills and cultural/environmental history.

Her work has led her to wilderness areas in Alaska, Washington, California, Wyoming, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Patagonia, New Zealand, Norway, Croatia, Mexico, Bahamas, Canada, Thailand and Bhutan.  Lynn is certified as a wilderness first responder, yoga instructor and equity informed mediator. She lives in Seattle, WA where she enjoys paddling and hiking in the Pacific Northwest. 

Join us Tuesday, March 9th online at Web Conf Url:

Call In: 410-874-6300 or DSN: 312-874-6300   Access: 150573280

Reasonable Accommodations Available Upon Request.
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Questions or additional information, feel free to contact Kate Lambert Lee at

269-961-4124 or

No official DLA or Department of Defense endorsement is implied.