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Building Civility, Can't We All Just Get Along

  • 13 Apr 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tundra Lodge - 865 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304


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Lunch Meeting

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 

Building Civility, Can’t We All Just Get Along

Presented By: Matt Glowacki 

Tundra Lodge

11:00 am – 1:00 pm


During the workday, people frequently interact with others who have different abilities and hardships they are working through.  Too many times the absence of information or the presence of misinformation about another person causes people to have far too low of an expectation for what another person can do.  This session teaches how and why it is important to see potential in people and how giving them a chance to surprise you, creates camaraderie and promotes company culture.

Enjoy the views and the insights Matt brings to his audience through his heartfelt, humorous yet candid style.  As a self-professed “Revolutionary,” his messages have already reached over a million people over the past twenty years. He works with groups of all kinds on reinforcing their ethics, values, and cultures, all the while supporting high performance work environments and teams through awareness and inclusion. 


Matt Glowacki was born in 1973 in Janesville, Wisconsin. His birth drew attention because even though he was healthy, he was born without legs. In his professional career as a disability speaker and advocate, he has delivered his messages to over a million people at hundreds of regional and national conventions along with two sitting presidents of the United States. 

Matt serves as the DE&I Workflex Director for Wisconsin SHRM. He is also a member of the State of Wisconsin’s Partners in Policy Making for People with Disabilities Council, and has been selected for and served on the State of Wisconsin on the Governor’s Rehabilitation Council over the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Wisconsin Easter Seal’s State Board, and the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater’s College of Arts and Communication Dean’s Advisory Board. 

             Matt was a member of the US Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Team for eight years.  While playing matches in 26 countries, he competed in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and in the World Championships in Cairo, Egypt in 2002.

            In 2017, he published his first book, Able-Bodied Like Me.  Reviewed by Kirkus as a, “Perceptive discussion of disability and bias.”

Meeting Schedule

11:00am-11:15am                        Registration and Networking

11:15am – 11:45am                      Lunch Buffet

11:45am – 12:00 pm                     SHRM Business & Sponsor Highlights & DE&I Award Presentation

12:00pm – 1:00pm                        Matt Glowacki – Building Civility, Can’t We All Just Get Along 

Reservation Deadline for this meeting is Monday, April 11th at 5:00 PM

$25 – GB SHRM Member*

$35 – Guest of GB SHRM Member & Non-Member*

$15 – SHRM Student Chapter Member 

*NOTE: If you register for this meeting and are unable to attend, you must cancel by the Friday prior to the meeting to receive a refund. Any requests for cancellation after that date will still be charged the meeting fee.  

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