SweetRush’s leadership programs support individual and organization performance, agility, and adaptability, and employee engagement and retention.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2020 — Global custom learning solutions provider SweetRush has been awarded one Platinum and two Gold creative awards for a unique, enterprise-wide leadership skills program developed in collaboration with client-partner Mondelēz International Inc. SweetRush’s wins for leadership training, new hire onboarding, and sales training also resulted in the Horizon Interactive Awards naming the company to its prestigious Distinguished Agencies List for 2019.
The awarded course, called “Personal Purpose: Childhood Story,” helps learners connect to their values and purpose through the lens of storytelling. The course represents one part of a blended learning solution that focuses on personal growth and communication, essential leadership skills training available enterprise-wide. It features compelling stories, relatable 3-D characters, and vibrant illustration and animation.
This leadership training program was awarded:
2020 HERMES CREATIVE AWARDS
Platinum, Web-based Training
2020 MUSE CREATIVE AWARDS
2019 HORIZON INTERACTIVE AWARDS
Leadership and soft skills are essential areas of employee development, recognized as top skills needed for the future of work. Human performance drives organizational performance, and organizations rely on their people’s abilities more than ever before. Leadership training builds employees’ skills and competencies—to improve individual, team, and company performance; shape career paths within a company; and/or prepare a workforce to meet emerging or future challenges. This makes businesses more agile and adaptable in response to unforeseen conditions.
“Just as professionals continually grow their skill sets to perform better on the job, organizations need to expand their leadership training offerings,” said Arturo Schwarzberg, SweetRush Cofounder and Chairman. “These programs enable organizations to be agile, and help them retain top talent, particularly younger generations.”
As companies increasingly need workers who possess skills like communication, creativity, critical thinking, and empathy for others, blended learning solutions have proven effective, combining context-setting and demonstration (via eLearning), self-reflection, social learning, and coaching and practice (via instructor-led or virtual-instructor led training). Emerging technologies such as virtual reality offer new ways to immerse learners and practice skills.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be in L&D. Never before have there been so many remarkable technologies that are so effective at teaching leadership soft skills,” said Arturo Schwartzberg, Cofounder and Chairman at SweetRush. “We’re thrilled that this unique collaboration has been recognized in these respected industry competitions. Having client collaborations honored is always meaningful and reaffirms our creative and instructional design strategies and our application of new media.”
Dream for a moment that you have the expertise and tools to positively impact the lives of others. You can affect mindsets and behavior. You can help an organization grow, change, prosper, and thrive. The passionate pursuit of this expertise and the development of these tools have been at the heart of the success SweetRush has experienced collaborating with clients who share the same dream.
SweetRush’s focus on team culture and mastery of performance improvement is reflected in loyal clients, a near-zero turnover of teammates, an 18-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 training industry lists.
Every solution we deliver is infused with creativity. Instructional creativity allows us to discover effective and unique solutions to our clients’ challenges. Artistic creativity spurs us to create visually exciting, engaging user experiences. Technical creativity allows us to embrace new capabilities and platforms as they emerge, such as virtual reality, gamification, and mobile delivery. Cultural creativity empowers our clients to create the conditions that energize and empower their people and unleash the energy in their teams. Our Talent Solutions team builds on its unique knowledge of talent, team building, and learning and development to craft a unique, creative solution for clients who need the best temporary staff to augment their team. We apply the creative lens to all things, from project management to our treatment of our teammates, clients, and the planet.
We are over 175 people strong and have been in business since 2001. Every day, we give thanks for the trust of our world-class clients. Our deliverables span from analysis and curriculum mapping to the creation of blended training products, including live and virtual classroom training, custom-developed eLearning, and innovative use of emerging technologies.