Teaching & Research Interests
Dr. Hana's academic background is built on a Doctorate, and a Masters degree in business administration, both with Human Resources Management focus. As well as a dual bachelor's in Hotel and People Management. He produced a doctoral dissertation on "training and development impact on employees retention and organizational profitability." CHRP, CHRL, CPHRC, CT, PCA, and PCCP are among the professional designations and certifications he has earned in recognition of his competency mastery.
Combined with professional work experience, where he steered challenging national and international organizational development, change management, and human resources management projects, Shady has worked in several leadership positions and capacities to streamline business results through a pragmatic approach to various human resources management functions. Shady has over two decades of post-secondary teaching experience across different credentials, institutions, and countries. A portion of Shady's Experience originates from being the Founder and Principal Consultant in his own HRM, OD, and Business consulting firm.
Currently, at Sheridan, Dr. Hana is a professor in the Pilon School of Business, teaching across all HRM programs; an aspiring researcher, a standing member of PSB Local Academic Council, a standing member- of the Community Connections Committee, Co-Chair of Sheridan Truth and Reconciliation working group, Adviser to the Human Resources Students Association (HRSA), and Shop Steward Local 244 -OPSEU.
In the past, Dr. Hana has been an active member of several prominent committees and groups which promote and support research projects and partnerships by faculty, staff and students at Sheridan College, including but not limited to the Pilon School of Business.
2019 – 2021: A Standing member of the Research Standing Committee of the Sheridan Senate
2018 – 2021: A Standing member of the Research and Partnerships Committee of the Pilon School of Business (PRPC) Local Academic Council
2018 – 2020: A Standing member of the Sheridan PSB Scholarships, Research and Creative Activities (SRCA) Growth Grant program review panel
2018 – 2020: A Standing member of the PRPC Proposals Review Panel
With a research interest centred around building capacity, entrepreneurship, and organizational culture, his most recent research activities include
2021 – 2022 Principal Investigator on a research project titled "Exploring the Efficacy of Alternative Credentials in Ontario's Workplace." Project to investigate alternative credentials in collaboration with community partners, Sheridan co-researchers and students. Sheridan College funds it.
2021 - Present: Co-Investigator on a research project titled "Black Entrepreneurs' Empowerment to Access Available Success Supporting Resources." This PSB-Afro Caribbean Business Network (ACBN) collaborative project supports Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Sheridan College funds it.
Community leadership is a significant part of Shady's HRM passion. Amongst other not-for-profits, Shady continues to be part of the HRPA- Peel Chapter board; currently, Shady is the Chair-Students Liaison. Within PSB, he volunteered as the Human Resources Students Association Advisor supporting students' professional growth through many HRM-related events and activities (E.g., HRM Students Conference, HRM Professional Associations Day, Mock Interviews, Training Projects, Case Competitions and more).
- Leadership, Management, Strategy, Strategic Competencies Building, Capacity Building, Learning and Development, Disability management, and Human Resources Management.
- Alternative Credentials, Capacity building, Entrepreneurship, Business Management and People intersections, and Human Capital ROI measuring.