Sidley has once again been named a LearningElite organization by Chief Learning Officer magazine. The firm ranked No. 9 out of 52 organizations on the 2020 list, placing it in the top-level Gold band. This award recognizes organizations across various industries that employ exemplary workforce-development strategies that deliver significant business results. Sidley has received this prestigious honor every year since the award’s inception in 2011 and remains the only law firm to have earned the LearningElite recognition. This is also the firm’s third top 10 ranking.
According to the 2020 LearningElite judges, Sidley “demonstrates elite practices in leading learning” and “stands out not only in the learning industry, but among law firms for its commitment to people.” They “laud [Sidley’s] commitment to both service excellence and lawyer well-being” and noted that the firm “is ensuring its success by hiring the best talent (and wide-ranging talent) available” and “then seeing to it that the talent is very well prepared to serve its clients and Sidley as a whole.”
LearningElite is a peer-developed benchmarking program that is widely recognized as the most comprehensive standard to objectively assess both the scope and value of an organization’s learning and development practices. Sidley was recognized for its multi-faceted engagement by leadership and comprehensive methodology used throughout the learning cycle, from assessment through evaluation and continuous improvement. The firm’s dedication to world-class training and development plays a critical role in supporting excellence in client service.