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Assessing the Importance of Tuition Assistance: How Tuition Assistance Plays a Role in Organizational Benefit Strategies

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Duration: 60-minutes

Providing education as an employee benefit has entered the mainstream and organizations are stepping up. TA programs play an important role in organizational learning and development (L&D) strategies, and can assist in boosting employee engagement and retention. But how? What are best practices for implementing TA programs? And how do you measure the return on investment? This webinar will answer these questions and more by digging into survey results from over 500 companies on their current state of TA programs.

Key takeaways: 

  • How TA is used as a benefit and L&D tool
  • How to combat underutilization of tuition assistance programs
  • TA Program metrics you should track and how they can be tied to financial impact
  • What TA programs may look like in the future

Sponsored by:

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Speakers:

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   Jon Rydberg

   Director, Strategic Partnerships and Operations

   Capella University

As the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Operations for Capella University, Jon Rydberg has had the opportunity to assist many organizations in elevating their Tuition Assistance as part of their overall employee benefit program. Jon has over 10 years of experience in higher education including roles working with new prospective students as they navigated the admissions and financing process of enrolling into programs and working with employers on education partnerships. Jon and his team focus on providing a great client experience for the employers they work with, often directly collaborating with the benefit leaders on designing programs to maximize the Tuition Assistance benefit. A lifelong learner, Jon earned his Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University.

As the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Operations for Capella University, Jon Rydberg has had the opportunity to assist many organizations in elevating their Tuition Assistance as part of their overall employee benefit program. Jon has over 10 years of experience in higher education including roles working with new prospective students as they navigated the admissions and financing process of enrolling into programs and working with employers on education partnerships. Jon and his team focus on providing a great client experience for the employers they work with, often directly collaborating with the benefit leaders on designing programs to maximize the Tuition Assistance benefit. A lifelong learner, Jon earned his Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University.

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   Sarah Kimmel

   Vice President, Research & Advisory Services    

   Human Capital Media

Sarah Kimmel oversees the research division of Human Capital Media, which publishes Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management and Workforce magazines. She develops and delivers research and analysis that is relevant and important to human capital leaders across a broad range of human resource disciplines.

Before joining the company in 2012, Kimmel accrued more than 12 years of experience as a business research consultant on human capital projects, specializing in learning, performance, leadership development and knowledge management. As a learning research strategist on Accenture’s global capability development strategy team, she applied special expertise in the design, implementation and analysis of learning research, including human capital program measurement strategy.

Kimmel received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Shimer College and attended graduate school in the Master of Arts program in social sciences at the University of Chicago.