Sidley has once again been named a LearningElite organization by Chief Learning Officer magazine. The firm ranked No. 13 out of 59 organizations on the 2021 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.
“On behalf of the firm, we are truly honored to be designated a LearningElite organization for the 11th consecutive year,” said Jody Rosen Knower, Chief Learning & Development Officer at Sidley. “While 2020 brought its share of unprecedented challenges, Sidley’s focus remained firmly on our people. The firm’s commitment to world-class professional development, coupled with our deeply collaborative culture, drives our ability to attract the best talent and deliver superior legal services to marquee clients worldwide.”
According to the 2021 LearningElite judges, Sidley’s “elite learning team has not only demonstrated excellence in traditional learning disciplines but has clearly served as broader change agents for the firm.” They cite the firm as showing “an outstanding capability to be agile, innovative, and responsive,” with learning being “an essential part of the philosophy, culture, and business model.”
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.