Sahar Ahadi is a Research Associate at the Ted Rogers Leadership Center. She holds a MA in Adult Education and Professional Development from Shahid Beheshti Univeristy in Iran, and received her PhD in Human Resource Development from University Putra Malaysia. Before joining TRLC, she spent two years as a Postdoc Research Fellow at Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is human resource and organizational behaviour professional with an extensive background in designing, conducting, and evaluating training and development programs for organizations using structured on the job training, on-line training, and blended learning in Canada, USA, Iran, and Malaysia. Sahar also has collaboration in research projects in the fields of corporate training, workplace soft skills development, instructional design, and digital-based-learning.