Learning & Development

We dare to push boundaries. We question, we explore, and we develop new and different ways to be better. It’s how we stay ahead. It’s how we anticipate and effectively respond to customer demand and it’s how we continue to have our finger on the pulse of our industry. We know that in order to stay ahead, we need to be continuously learning and honing our skills. Irby offers several development opportunities for all levels of associates to continue their career development journey. Some of these include:

Irby U

Our online Irby University platform allows our associates to continuously educate, develop and understand our organization, while leveling up their skill set. Irby University provides our associates with 24/7 access to the latest in online courses, instructor-led and virtual-instructor-led resources and materials, online curriculum development plans for continuous career development, and much more.



Our mission as a training team is to create, promote and cultivate individual and organizational effectiveness by developing and offering an array of innovative and diverse training courses and programs which will continue to help support our organization’s commitment to employee development, partnerships, and organizational enrichment.



Insights Discovery increases self-awareness to help people perform at their highest levels.  Program topics include teamwork, leadership, change, sales, service and employee engagement to help the organization improve communication, decrease conflict, address pressing business challenges and promote effective relationships at work. 

 The Insights Discovery language has swept throughout the Sonepar organization because it is fun to learn, inspirational to experience, easy to remember, effective and practical in application.  


For more information on the above professional development opportunities, along with many others available to you as a Irby associate, please feel free to contact your regional HR manager or talent and recruitment manager.

Irby is an M/F/Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer.