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2017 LearningElite

Setting the Highest Standards: Sidley Recognized Among the 2017 LearningElite by Chief Learning Officer Magazine


Sidley has once again been named a LearningElite organization by Chief Learning Officer magazine. This award recognizes organizations 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. The firm ranked No. 22 out of 64 organizations on the 2017 list, placing it in the top-level Gold band.

“We are truly honored to be designated a LearningElite organization for the seventh consecutive year,” said Jody Rosen Knower, chief training and professional development officer at Sidley. “Our firm is devoted to creating and maintaining a culture of career-long learning. This commitment drives our ability to attract and retain top-tier talent and deliver outstanding service to our clients.”

The 2017 LearningElite judges commented that Sidley “displays a strong leadership commitment, sound learning process approaches, and a commitment to organizational learning excellence” and noted that the firm’s “application acts as a written testament to its brand promise of talent, teamwork and results.”

The LearningElite is a peer-ranking and 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.