2023 Second Chance Hiring Conference
Thursday, July 13, 2023 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

Event Detail

Event Venue

Grand Hall
6000 Hawk Avenue
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Event Sponsor

Registration Options

Members and Future Members can register for this event. 
**This event is SOLD OUT**

Registration Rate

Includes 5 hours of education, snack breaks and lunch.

  • Members of DallasHR & FWHR:  $239
  • Non-Members:  $289

Schedule of Event*

8:30-9:00        AM     Registration & Networking
9:00-10:15      AM     Session 1: Discovering Your Purpose
10:15-10:30    AM     Break
10:30-11:15    AM     Panel: Confessions From a Professional
11:15-12:15    PM     Lunch
12:15-1:00      PM     Session 2: Hiring Tips & Techniques
1:00-1:45        PM     Panel: Criminal Behavior to Career Advancement
1:45-2:00        PM     Networking Break
2:00-2:30        PM     Panel: Employers & Second Chance Hiring
2:30-3:00        PM    Narcan Discussion and Demo
3:00-3:30        PM    Q&A and Wrap-Up

*Session times are subject to change


Recertification Credit Information
This session has been approved for 5 HRCI Credit Hours (HR General) and 5 SHRM PDC's.

2023 Second Chance Hiring Conference

Join DallasHR and Fort Worth HR for panels, discussion, and legal info regarding second chance hiring.


Discovering Your Purpose-How Fear Can Roadblock Your Potential
How your leadership can change lives - for the worse or for the better 
How fears and insecurities can affect your decisions in leadership 
Table exercise to help determine your "why"        

About the Speaker
Cheri Garcia
Founder & CEO, Cornbread Hustle

Cheri Garcia is a nationally-recognized recovery advocate and expert in second-chance hiring. She consults with companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations on second-chance hiring and DEI initiatives. For more than a decade, Cheri has worked to help formerly incarcerated people and those in recovery find meaningful full-time jobs. In 2016, she launched Cornbread Hustle, Inc., the first staffing agency focused on second-chance job opportunities. Cornbread Hustle has placed more than 2,500 eager workers in jobs around North Texas and the U.S. In 2022, Cheri created the 12-Week Starting Over Program, an interactive video series available to inmates in prisons nationwide. Cheri has vast experience as an inventor, entrepreneur, and public relations specialist. Cheri unashamedly shares her struggles with addiction to methamphetamine and alcohol, and how she overcame these challenges to serve and inspire others.

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Event Sponsors

        Learn more about supporting this conference.  View the 2023 Sponsorship Guide.


Payment & Registration Notes

Attendees can register for:

In Person Attendance
  • Full Day (5 hours)

IMPORTANT: Advance registration is required. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR by 12:00 noon, no later than the Friday before the meeting.

Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than the Wednesday before the meeting) to the DallasHR Office.

Important Notices:

Chapter members and guests are not allowed to bring and/or distribute marketing collateral or material other than business cards to any chapter event except paid, sponsoring businesses. Violation of this policy will result in dismissal from the meeting and confiscation of materials. Opportunities to promote products and services are available. For information, please contact [email protected].
If you require a vegetarian meal for lunch, you may request one by contacting [email protected]. Please note that you must pre-order veggie meals no later than 9:00 AM on the Monday prior to the event. On-site requests cannot be honored.