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Everybody's Got Something...

  • Thursday, July 20, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Casa Capri 2129 Birch Rd Kenosha, WI 53140


  • Non-members may attend this event. Price includes meal. Save on the price of this ticket by joining as a member to get Member pricing of $25.
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  • Meeting price includes breakfast or lunch.
  • Attend this meeting for free for referring a new member!
  • Prospective members who have a sincere interest in joining SRKA may attend one meeting for free when referred by a Board Member. May not be used by current or former Members.
  • Available to all full-time college students studying the field of Human Resources.

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Matt Glowacki’s

Everybody’s Got Something…

During the workday, people frequently interact with others who have different abilities and hardships they are working through.  

This session is designed for anyone seeking to better understand how and why their own identity could have been impacted by the pandemic and the best ways we can support our people.  

Working to achieve Positive Mental Health requires a successful confluence of three disciplines: DE&I, ADA, and Emotional Intelligence.   Our session will be examining and demonstrating the concepts of intersectionality, codeswitching, and passing within a safe and empathetic conversational framework designed around how and why we “help.”

Through guiding interactions between audience members, Matt gives voice to the collective experience of the group.  He utilizes that experience to broaden the conversation to include perspectives beyond ability, while creating a safe space where everyone can feel like they belong.

Learning Objectives: 

 1.  Attendees will Learn how to recognize how their own challenges shape their day-to-day perceptions of themselves and other people. 

2.  Attendees Will Learn how to engage and demonstrate conversational empathy with someone who is different than themselves in a new and non-threatening manner

3.  Attendees Will Learn how and why we “Help.”   

 Speaker Biography:

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 was 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.”

Matt has spoken briefly with our Chapter in the past.  He is a high energy person and fantastic presenter!  We welcome him back for a full session!

Please bring cash so you can shop the SRKA Store!

This session is pending for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI re-certification credits.  


Members are asked to print their own business card size name tags to bring to the event.   Members may visit their profiles to print personalized name tags.  A link to your profile will be provided in your confirmation email.  We will have blank name tags for Guests.  

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Be sure to join SRKA as a member or renew your prior membership BEFORE you register.  If you have been a member in the past and your membership has lapsed or your are registering as a guest, you'll save $15 on this meeting by joining or renewing your membership first and then registering for this event as a Member.  Memberships and renewals for lapsed members are generally processed within 24 hours.

Would you like to attend for Free?  Refer an HR friend or colleague to SRKA.  If they join and list you as a referral on their application, you will receive 2 free meetings!  We will send you a special coupon code to enter when registering for your next meeting.

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If you have any issues joining or renewing on-line, please contact Holly Marita. 

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SRKA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

Chapter #0712

PO Box 085453

Racine, WI  53408

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