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Webinar: Education Benefits to Enrollment Gap
A webinar on understanding why working adults with education benefits don't enroll in university and learning programs.

There are roughly 60 million working adults eligible for tuition assistance. Unfortunately, fewer than 10% of these employees use these benefits. We call this the “working adult to college enrollment gap.”

There are several reasons for this gap, but the core reason is that there are too many obstacles along the journey that companies and universities and Learning partners have put in place.

In this webinar, we uncover the primary barriers that working adult students face, focusing on millions that have tuition benefits from their companies, and offer solutions to help universities, companies and learning programs address this issue together.

Who is this webinar for?
-University leaders interested in learning how to increase their number of working adult students and build programs that meet the unique needs of working adults
-Learning program interested in building relationships with corporate partners and increase student enrollment
-Companies interested in creating programs to retain the right talent and enhance their brand

This webinar will be moderated by Terah Crews, Vice President of Learning Solutions at Guild Education, and feature
- Michael Horn, award-winning author and co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
- Craig Wilson, Vice Provost of Online and Distance Education at The University of Arizona
- KimArie Yowell, Chief Learning Officer at Rock Central

Oct 28, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Michael Horn
Senior Strategist and Bestselling Author on Disruptive Innovation @Guild Education
Michael is a scholar on online learning, competency-based learning, and how to transform the education system into a student-centered one. He is the co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and serves on the board at the Robin Hood Learning+Tech Fund, and the LearnLaunch Institute. Michael is the author and coauthor of multiple books on education, including Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life, the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.
KimArie Yowell
Chief Learning Officer @Rock Central
KimArie Yowell is Chief Learning Officer at Rock Central, a Detroit-based professional services company. In this role, she is responsible for the people development strategy for Rocket Companies, this includes the learning and development initiatives, post-secondary education programs, career development, diversity and inclusion programming and organizational effectiveness. She has more than 25 years of experience in client service, sales and corporate education. KimArie has an intense passion for team member development and helping organizations thrive. She firmly believes that one’s ability to effectively lead their team and make an impact rests on their ability to be inclusive, build trust and create a dynamic, high performing team. KimArie has received a number of awards and accolades, including being named one of Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence (2020), Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Corporate America” (2019) and more.
Craig Wilson
Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education @University of Arizona
Craig Wilson, J.D., Ph.D., serves as Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education, and, Professor of Practice, at the University of Arizona. He oversees the university’s online degree programs, and, other educational programs delivered via distant locations throughout Arizona. Dr. Wilson’s background in online and distance education started in the 1990s, and he has been actively engaged in the growth of each modality since then. Throughout his academic career, Wilson led educational enterprises that spanned multiple campuses, outreach centers, and online, all in an effort to increase learner access to quality education. He has experience as an instructional designer, faculty member, and administrator in traditional and virtual settings. Dr. Wilson also served as chair for the Leadership and Strategy Network at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), a nationally recognized organization in the fields of professional, continuing, and online education.