Sidley has once again been named a LearningElite organization by Chief Learning Officer magazine, ranking 7 out of 54 organizations on the 2022 list. We have received this prestigious honor every year since the award’s inception in 2011 and have placed in the top 10 on four occasions. This award recognizes Sidley as one of the best organizations for learning and development—among those that “employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results.”
“On behalf of Sidley, we are truly honored to be designated a LearningElite organization for the 12th consecutive year, said Michael Schmidtberger, Sidley’s Executive Committee Chair. “We would not be celebrating this honor without the vision and bedrock commitment of firmwide leadership and the passion and dedication of the global Learning & Development team and our collaborative colleagues across the firm.”
According to the 2022 LearningElite judges: “A culture of learning seems to permeate the fibers of Sidley Austin. From executive leadership support to engaging all levels of leadership in the identification, creation, and execution of learning solutions to ensuring the effectiveness of those solutions, learning and development is at the center of the firm’s employee, client, and industry experiences.” They also acknowledged that “Sidley’s Built to Lead program stood out for the robustness and multi-faceted approach taken to provide learning in a timely and relevant manner.”
“Excellence in learning has always been—and vibrantly remains—a hallmark of Sidley’s culture,” said Yvette Ostolaza, Management Committee Chair. “As reflected by Sidley’s Built to Lead program, we are dedicated to investing in our people and providing them with the training necessary to help them become the best possible version of their professional selves over the long term of their careers. We want to ensure that our clients continue to receive the best service and that we attract top-tier talent by investing in innovative, ongoing training.”
The 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.