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When: Wednesday, August 19
12:00 - 12:30pm
Where: United States
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How to Capitalize on Tuition Reimbursement ROI When Benefits Are in Flux

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As unemployment rates continue to climb many employers are faced with challenges decision including what benefits to preserve and which to cut as a cost cutting is a reality for many. 


Successful employers continue to recognize the importance of enabling employees to reach their personal goals while also creating a pool of qualified staff to contribute to the business. Especially when employees are stretched due to layoffs of teammates. A tuition assistance program can be a valuable way to do that. 


Join Dr. Angie Besendorfer, Regional VP, Western Governors University to discuss and answer questions around optimizing talent, creating efficiencies and weaving the key culture thread into education and development. 


Learning will include:

1) Top three benefits to education partnerships

2) How to shop around and compare potential partners so employees and business goals are aligned 

3) You eat, sleep and breathe your company culture but often companies fail to integrate these pillars into a strategic education partnership - let's change that 

4) What does the next iteration in certifications and micro credentials look like and how to access if you should pay for these in a different than TAP
5) We will pose this question to attendees: How is your organization encouraging development outside of tuition assistance?


We will take questions and participants will receive links to articles, scholarships and other resources to assist.


About WGU: Western Governors University is a pioneer in online higher education for the 21st century. We provide over 60 competency-based programs letting you graduate faster while paying less.  It serves 121,000 students and more than 178,000 graduates across the U.S. in highly in-demand fields of information technology, healthcare, teaching and business.

Dr. Angie Besendorfer is the Regional Vice President of Western Governors University (WGU)an online, competency-based university. She champions college attainment for working adults who wish to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Besendorfer leads the efforts to connect students and community stakeholders with WGUs online competency-based model for increasing levels of higher education throughout Missouri.Besendorfer has spent over 25 years in the field of education, implementing innovative and technology-focused learning strategies. Before joining WGUBesendorfer was the assistant superintendent of Joplin Schools in Missouri, leading advancement in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and facilities. She was also an adjunct professor at Missouri State University, teaching in the master’s program for Educational Administration.Besendorfer has been a featured presenter at the International Leaning Forward Conference, the National Institute of Medicine, and has presented widely on 21st Century Education. She is a member of the regional Workforce Investment Board and the Mercy Hospital Community Advisory Board. Besendorfer is active with the area Rotary Club, museum complex, and Chamber of Commerce. Besendorfer has also received several accolades for her work including the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, the AASA Women in School Leadership Award and the Tri-State Business Journal Most Influential Woman.