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2019 LearningElite

Fostering a Culture of Learning: Sidley Recognized Among the 2019 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. 21 out of 57 organizations on the 2019 list, placing it in the top-level Gold band.

According to the 2019 LearningElite judges, Sidley is “involved, engaged and doing many important things to grow the learning of their team members and the clients and communities that they are engaged in.” They noted that “learning and development is highly valued by the organization and well integrated into the success of the firm in a way that is giving them a competitive advantage.”

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. The firm’s dedication to world-class training and development plays a critical role in supporting excellence in client service.