SweetRush finalist in CLO Learning in Practice Awards 2019

SweetRush has accomplished the difficult feat of being shortlisted for two CLO Learning in Practice Awards 2019, in the Excellence in Community Service and Excellence in Content categories, for clients Bridgestone and the nonprofit AAUW.

San Francisco, Calif., September 17, 2019Global custom learning solutions provider SweetRush has been named as a finalist in two categories—Excellence in Community Service and Excellence in Content—of the 2019 Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Learning in Practice Awards. SweetRush is one of only two organizations that were named as finalists in two categories of these prestigious and highly selective awards. Being named a finalist means that SweetRush will earn either a Gold, Silver, or Bronze in each category.

SweetRush will share the Excellence in Content award with its client-partner Bridgestone; their collaboration has resulted in a world-class training program for tire sales associates that features creative and nearly cinematic use of storytelling and humor. The program effectively targets the millennial and Gen Z audience using character development and 3D animation to make learning about tire technology and sales techniques accessible and fun for the demographic. 

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) partnered with SweetRush to develop Work Smart Online, which is a finalist in the Excellence in Community Service category. Featuring interactive video and responsive design, the course supports AAUW’s mission to close the gender pay gap by educating 10 million women on salary negotiation. This collaboration was done as part of SweetRush’s Good Things division, which provides services to foundations and nonprofits supporting humanitarian and other causes.  

“We live and breathe our philosophy here at SweetRush: We care deeply about the world, and we are committed to helping those who are helping others and changing our world for the better. This is why we created Good Things,” says Andrei Hedstrom, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of SweetRush. “In the last few years alone, we’ve helped 25 nonprofits and foundations. I’m incredibly proud of our people for driving the Good Things initiative forward and supporting organizations that are taking on the most complex societal and environmental issues of our time. Being shortlisted for the Excellence in Community Service award is a testimony to SweetRush’s passion and sense of duty; this award belongs to our teammates and the good people at AAUW.”

The full list of Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice Awards 2019 finalists can be found on the CLO website

About SweetRush

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 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 150 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.

Dream with us, and together let’s make a positive impact!