I am interested in requesting a revision to my company’s policy on tuition reimbursement. At present there is a budget set aside for employees to continue their education but it must be at an accredited university and towards a related degree program.
This restricts individuals from taking online courses, like Coursera, as well as attending conferences and events which actually offer more relevant knowledge. This policy also prevents individuals who are interested in complementing their skills by taking courses in unrelated disciplines which can help broaden and enrich their contributions.
Does anyone have any experience or advice in pursuing such a change?
Edit: I work for a medium sized product/consulting company. Most of our employees work based out of HQ.