SweetRush Wins Eight Learning Awards for Leadership Training

SweetRush’s custom leadership training programs, created in collaboration with SHRM and AACN, teach new people managers the skills and behaviors they need to succeed in their new roles.

San Francisco, Calif., January 12, 2022 — SweetRush, a leading provider of custom learning solutions, earned eight learning and creative awards for its collaborations with clients on leadership training. These programs were developed with prestigious industry associations that  have outstanding reach in their respective fields.

For its partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on the SHRM People Manager Qualification (PMQ), SweetRush has won six awards, including four Gold awards from the Brandon Hall Group, the Hermes Creative Awards, the Muse Creative Awards, and the Horizon Interactive Awards.

SHRM’s PMQ is a 10+ hour self-paced learning qualification program for new people managers. The program breaks the mold of traditional eLearning with “binge-worthy” storytelling and compelling, diverse characters in an episodic format, along with gamification elements. Learners work through scenarios that are authentic and relevant to the challenges in their new roles throughout the program, including dynamic behavioral assessments.

For the Fundamentals Skills for Nurse Managers learning program, created in collaboration with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), SweetRush won two Gold awards from the Brandon Hall Group, including Best Advance in Leadership Development.

This program includes up to 14 hours of interactive, case-based content application, including scenarios featuring live video and a diverse cast of characters. For new nurse managers making the challenging transition from nurse to manager, it helps them during this first year as they develop confidence and learn critical leadership skills, including technical skills such as managing a budget.

“There is a real challenge when the need is to put forth substantive in-depth information in a way that is engaging and motivates learners to completion. It’s a worthy challenge we greatly enjoy and are proud to have collaborated with both SHRM and AACN on these award-winning leadership training programs,” said Arturo Schwartzberg, SweetRush Cofounder and Chairman. 

See all the winners of the Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards, the Hermes Creative Awards, the Horizon Interactive Awards, and the Muse Creative Awards.


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, a 20-year track record of success, and a remarkable portfolio. Our work has earned us gold awards and industry accolades and the loyalty from a remarkable portfolio of clients.

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 200 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.

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