Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors

1:45-2:45 PM ET/10:45-11:45 AM PT – Breakout Session Round 2

Supervisors aren’t the only people who lead a team. Each individual contributor has the power to lead. But what does that actually look like on a practical level? In this breakout session, our expert will break down the leadership skills every employee needs to succeed despite their seniority level.

Key Takeaway: From this session, you will know which fundamental leadership skills will be the most impactful for you to develop.

Relevant Competencies: Leading Change


In 2007, President George W. Bush initiated the “Troop Surge,” sending more than 20,000 soldiers to Iraq to provide security in Baghdad. Chaos ensued, and challenges grew thick. Organizational efforts required strong leaders. So, how do you get 235 strangers to coalesce and deliver world-class trauma care during the war?

David Nordel, a retired United States Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant, emergency nurse, and registered manager, served as a medic in areas of operation, including but not limited to the “surge,” in efforts to stem casualties. David Nordel developed the Maximum Fabulous organizational attitude that led to a 99.5% survival rate.

Best-Selling Author of Giving Back! Life and Leadership From The Farm To The Combat Zone and Beyond shares lessons learned from dairy farming in Northern California in the boomer years through his 30+ years of military service. city acted as David Post-service, government emergency manager for multiple communities through COVID-19 and other disaster situations.

An excited mentor, David’s upbeat speaking style inspires an all-encompassing age-range with detailed stories to develop the next generation of successful leaders.