Learning & Development

Our ability to drive results and grow our business is directly linked to having the best talent in the industry. We offer associates the tools and resources to excel in their jobs and take on new challenges.

We take a blended approach for associate development programs including on-the-job experiences, e-learning, and instructor-led training. Internal and external developed training materials follow Instructional Systems Design standards, a teaching approach that emphasizes the importance of meeting the individual training needs of our associates.

Training courses and materials are available through Sysco Interactive University (SIU), which provides associates with development opportunities, builds awareness of new and existing policies and procedures and contributes to a culture of continuous learning. Participation and performance is tracked and monitored by associates and their supervisors as part of performance and development reviews.

Approximately 3,500 e-learning courses provided by our partner, Skillsoft, are available, including discussions, simulations, leadership development and presentations from well-known thought leaders. SIU also offers more than 125 certifications in business and IT skills as well as preparatory coursework for several industry standard exams. The Sysco learning team also works with departments such as Risk Management, Human Resources and Sales to create and support custom-developed training initiatives as needed.

Sysco Interactive University enrollment and course participation in FY2016
Number of users in SIU 55,180
Average users per day 700
Individual course completions 290,058

In FY2016, we rolled out Leadership Essentials – a three-day leadership program for corporate and field leaders of people. The program teaches holding teams accountable, communication skills, problem solving and decision making, change management and more. In FY2016, we trained over 500 leaders and continue the rollout in FY2017 into the operating companies.