2019 District 46 Conference

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

Confidence - How to Get It, How to Use It, How to Keep It

Captain Karen Baetzel

Keynote Speaker
Captain Karen Baetzel

Captain Karen Baetzel is an internationally recognized thought leader and trainer on confident leadership using lessons she has learned in over 30 years as a commissioned Naval officer, corporate executive, and founder of BattleAxe Consulting Services. Karen trains leaders at high performing organizations such as NASA, Microsoft, U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and was honored in 2015, as one of the nation’s top 101 Leadership Speakers by New York Times best-selling author, Kevin Kruse. At her retirement from the U.S. Navy, Karen was and remains one of the few aviators of either gender to be qualified as an aircraft commander certified to fly helicopters, propeller, and jet aircraft. Sharpen your confidence with a little help from BattleAxe!

Captain Karen Baetzel

Luncheon Keynote

Counterfeit Confidence

Find the Real Thing

Ever feel like you just don’t know what you are doing? Do you “fake it ’til you make it" as a regular habit? Is your confidence "counterfeit” leaving you feeling hollow and ineffective? Join Karen as she teaches us her secrets on how to build true equity in ourselves with this innovative leadership presentation on developing your authentic self for real confidence and real success for life and work.

Dinner Keynote

Commanding Confidence

Leading and Following In a Challenging World

This creative dialogue will engage, inform, and equip you to think not only what it means to be an effective leader, but also an effective follower. In both high and low stake situations, at work and at social gatherings, we all move in and out of being leaders and followers. What does it mean as a leader to command confidence, trust, and respect? What does it mean to practice good followership to advance personal and work goals? Learn how to be the best you can be with action steps you can use now for piloting your life to new heights!


Conference Activities Overview

(final agenda & menus to be determined)

  • Registration & Welcome
  • Continental Breakfast
  • First Timers Welcome
  • Business Meeting - Election of 2019-2020 District Officers
  • Luncheon Keynote & Buffet Lunch
  • Choice of Three Educational Workshops
  • Video Parade of Banners
  • Evaluation Contest
  • Dinner Keynote & Buffet Dinner
  • International Speech Contest
  • Awards, Raffle Winners, Closing Ceremony

New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY 11369
(718) 565-8900