Published: January 11, 2022

SweetRush And Clients Win Multiple Top Awards In Learning Experience Design

SweetRush’s custom learning programs—created in collaboration with its world-class client partners—are recognized for their creativity and effectiveness by multiple awards organizations.

SweetRush Inc.

Carolina Montero

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San Francisco, Calif., January 11, 2021 — SweetRush, the custom learning solutions provider known for having heart, earned a total of 13 awards from multiple creative and interactive awards organizations, including 10 Platinum and Gold awards. These awards follow on the heels of SweetRush’s 27 Brandon Hall Group Excellence awards.

The award-winning learning programs, created in collaboration with The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), The Estée Lauder Companies, Wells Fargo, Mondelēz International, and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), highlight SweetRush’s ability to take on a variety of subject matters and its breadth and depth of creative capabilities.

Addressing a range of business and human needs, training topics for these programs include leadership and new people manager skills, culture and values for new hire onboarding, empathy building, sustainability and social responsibility, and prevention of opioid addiction in youth athletes. They also feature a number of creative approaches to motivate and engage learners, including brand and topic-relevant storytelling, diverse characters and voices, high levels of interactivity, and high-quality custom illustration and animation.

The recognized learning programs include:

The SHRM People Manager Qualification (PMQ)—a 10+ hour, self-paced eLearning program for new people managers, featuring creative storytelling, diverse characters, gamification, and behavioral assessments—won Gold awards from the Hermes Creative Awards, the Muse Creative Awards, and the Horizon Interactive Awards.

  • The Beauty Inspired, Values Driven Interactive Learning Guide: Advancing Citizenship and Sustainability at ELC, created with The Estée Lauder Companies, earned a Gold award from the Hermes Creative Awards.
  • Wells Fargo’s Customer Life Stages, a three-part simulation that helps financial professionals build understanding for their diverse customers with varying life stages and circumstances, earned a Platinum award from the Hermes Creative Awards, and Gold awards from the Horizon Interactive Awards and Muse Creative Awards.
  • Introduction to Mondelēz International, a new hire onboarding course, won Platinum awards from the Hermes Creative Awards and the Muse Creative Awards as well as a Gold award from the Horizon Interactive Awards for its creative use of storytelling and humor to make individuals feel welcome and embrace a shared sense of purpose.
  • The Game You Can’t Win, created in partnership with the AIA, aims to educate youth athletes about the dangers of prescription medication and prevent opioid addiction. This powerful, graphic novel-style course won a Gold award from the Horizon Interactive Awards.

“The acknowledgment from peers that the work we are doing is judged best-in-class is really appreciated by the team, who work their hearts out every day,” said Arturo Schwartzberg, SweetRush Cofounder and Chairman. “I thank and stand in awe of the team, and I thank our clients, who trust us to take on their complex, challenging, and important projects.”

See all the winners of the Hermes Creative Awards, the Horizon Interactive Awards, and the Muse Creative Awards.

About SweetRush

SweetRush’s focus on team culture and mastery of performance improvement is reflected in loyal clients, uniquely low turnover of teammates, a 20-year track record of success, and a remarkable portfolio. Our work with clients has earned us Gold awards from our peers and high ranking on the top industry lists.

We are over 200 people strong and have been in business since 2001. Our service areas include Custom Learning (including eLearning, mobile, gamification, and virtual classroom training), Talent Solutions (temporary talent to augment our clients’ L&D teams), SPARK (VR, AR, and emerging technologies), Thrive (expert coaching and consulting to create high-performing cultures, leaders, and teams), and Good Things (amplifying the impact of nonprofits and the social impact space). Every day, we give thanks for the trust of our world-class clients. Learn more and get in touch with SweetRush by visiting our website.