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About DallasHR

DallasHR is a not-for-profit, professional association formed to foster the development of its membership, be a forum for the exchange of ideas and provide leadership for human resource concerns. Formed in 1939, DallasHR became a local SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) affiliate chapter (#061) in 1964. Since that affiliation, the organization has been recognized annually by SHRM as one of the top chapters in the U.S. and has been the recipient of four prestigious Pinnacle Awards, most recently in 2014 for its Executive Breakfast Series.

DallasHR provides a wide variety of resources to enhance the professionalism, competence and knowledge of its more than 2,100 members. The association supports the HR practitioner, advances the profession, champions HR causes and supports the business community by providing subject-matter expertise, relevant educational offerings and purposeful networking opportunities.

In addition to more than 60 educational offerings annually, DallasHR coordinates and hosts The HRSouthwest Conference (HRSWC), the leading regional human resources event in the United States and the State of Texas SHRM Conference. HRSWC provides more than 100 educational sessions from thought leaders, numerous engaging networking events and an exciting Marketplace of more than 200 HR solutions and service providers. More information can be found at .

Mission Statement

To serve our members and partners by providing superior development offerings, quality resources and valuable networking opportunities to enhance and elevate the competency, reputation, reach and visibility of the HR profession


To be the premier resource for advancing and connecting the regional HR community.

Guiding Principles

DallasHR and The HRSouthwest Conference are committed to be the premier resource for advancing and connecting the regional HR Community. The Values guiding efforts to achieve this vision are:
  • Service – We exist to serve our members/attendees and our community.
  • Collaboration – Volunteers, members, and staff work together to meaningfully impact the HR profession, the HR professional, and our community.
  • Integrity – We create a culture of honesty, accountability, and ethical behavior to build a community of trust.
  • Excellence – In all our offerings, we will continuously improve to increase our value and impact in our community.
  • Compassion – We work to improve the lives of our members, volunteers, partners, and staff by being attentive to their challenges.

DallasHR Corporate Scorecards

The Board of Trustees annually creates projections to ensure our continued growth and resource enhancement. The foundation for these decisions is a five-year strategic plan. The 2009 – 2014 initiatives included membership growth, Conference attendee growth, enhanced educational offerings and resources, and a marketing and communications program.

To track our progress against our goals, the following reports were created to ensure accountability and transparency.

See the Governance page to find out more about our structure, leadership positions and corporate bylaws..

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