2018 CLO Learning in Practice Awards

In collaboration with Hilton, SweetRush won top honors in the Excellence in Technology Innovation category.

San Francisco, Calif., October 8 — At Chief Learning Officer’s (CLO) Fall Symposium on October 2, Hilton’s Business Immersion Virtual Reality Learning Program (BIVR), developed by SweetRush in collaboration with Hilton, won the Gold Award in recognition of its inventive use of virtual reality for learning.

Hilton needed a way for corporate team members to develop empathy for the hard work done by hotel team members every day, and virtual reality proved to be the perfect solution to this challenge.

The virtual reality program features both 360-degree video and 3D avatars and environments. The video-based hotel tour was developed using SweetRush’s proprietary Scene Studio technology, and its hands-on interactive experiences required extensive 3D development.

“We are so excited to add virtual reality to our learning and development tool set,” said John-Carlos Lozano, SweetRush’s Chief Creative Officer. “To be able to fully immerse learners in a 3D environment and challenge them with hands-on activities opens up so many remarkable opportunities for behavior change, and we’re thrilled to be leading the way with this new technology.”

SweetRush is now offering a full-day virtual reality workshop, as well as developing tools, to facilitate VR development.  

Established in 2003, the Learning in Practice Awards recognize learning leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs.

You can find the complete list of 2018 CLO Learning in Practice winners, listed by category, on CLO’s 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 16-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!