No-Cost Degrees: Decoding the Workforce Education Trend

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Duration: 1 hour

More and more organizations are offering employees a path to a cost-free degree. They recognize education’s powerful appeal to help recruit, retain and develop employees. 

But launching a no-cost degree program for your company involves navigating complex decisions.  Download this OnDemand webinar to find answers to those questions, drawing on insight from learning leader Kimo Kippen and case studies of no-cost degree programs launched by Bright Horizons clients. 

You’ll learn: 

  • Why no-cost degree programs are compelling for so many employees 
  • How to design a program to fit your employee demographics and your talent needs 
  • Best practices and pitfalls when selecting education partners and financial models 


Walk away with a clear roadmap for creating a successful education benefit that convinces more candidates to join and more top performers to stay.

About the Speakers

Kimo Kippen

Kimo Kippen is a thought leader, speaker and advocate for life-long learning and talent development. Throughout his career as Chief Learning Officer at Hilton, VP of Learning at Marriott International, and in his current consulting role, Kimo has created life-long learning solutions for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Kimo has an M.S. in career and human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology, a B.S. from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's Post Graduate Program. Kimo’s passion for learning, facilitating and teaching has drawn him into the academic world as an adjunct professor at Catholic University of America, George Mason University and at Columbia University Teachers College where he serves on the Talent Development Advisory Board.

Sara Wingfield

Sara provides strategic guidance for Bright Horizons’ clients offering some of the nation’s largest education benefits programs. Sara’s career at Bright Horizons, and previously at Apollo Education, has been focused on bringing new education products to market and working closely with large corporations to ensure their success. Sara holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy and Master’s Degree of Health Administration.