Cultivating a Culture of Creativity, Collaboration, and Captainship

Amber Vanderburg

Agile Best Practice Business Community DevOps general

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In my work as a consultant, coach, and organizational leader- I work with amazing companies around the world, helping them craft and implement strategies to build high-performing teams.

And when I work with these teams, I notice that there are two factors that make all the difference between a good organization and one that is changing the world.

The first is having a culture of collaboration – and this means collaboration across individuals, across departments, and across teams – really - it’s a culture that’s less about competition and cutthroat political systems.. And more about helping each other achieve the extraordinary.

The second quality is organizations that treat and expect their employees to act like owners. Owning not just their behaviors, actions, and responsibilities, but owning outcomes and becoming a voice for the organization.

No matter where your organization is at today, the good news is– there are proven strategies to create a culture of collaborative ownership at your organization and that’s what I’m going to teach you in this course.

I’ll share how you can build momentum from a carefully crafted vision and goals, I’ll help you improve communication and drive ownership, I’ll help you foster creativity, and finally, I’ll help you train up leaders in your organization and help you meet more of your goals.

So, if you’re ready to transform your organization. let’s go!


Attendees will learn: How to transform a command-obey dynamic to one of creativity and innovation through opportunities for ownership. How to collaborate with opportunities for ownership through proven methods to increase connectivity and engagement in the team. How to foster captainship within your organization. How to apply the ideas of collaborative ownership specifically in individual organizations.

SESSION OUTLINE: Fostering an Ownership Culture (Creativity and Innovation)- Ownership Activity -Fostering a Collaborative Culture- Collaborative Activity - Fostering Captainship Culture - Captainship activity- The Application of Collaborative Ownership for Personal and Organizational Success- Applying Collaborative Ownership to Organizations and Self Activity -Conclusion Q&A

Type: Talk (30 mins); Python level: Beginner; Domain level: Beginner

Amber Vanderburg

Paradigm Shift

Amber is an award-winning international businessperson, coach, and speaker. Named as Tulsa’s 40 under 40, Oklahoma’s 30 under 30, and 3-time SHRM award winner with an MA degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Oklahoma and certifications in Lean Six Sigma and Scrum. Amber has implemented team best practices in organizations small and large domestically and abroad with a passion for mobilizing ideas and equipping teams to exceed goals. In 2016, Amber was the female, only American, and only blonde Academy elite football coach for the Adidas Gameday Academy/Paris Saint Germain Academy in Bangalore, India. Amber worked with an international team of coaches to transform the organizational design, training, and culture to cultivate a more high performing team. Amber speaks across the United States and has spoken in 7 different countries with clients including Google, LinkedIn Learning, Prezi, OKHR SHRM, ATD, ScanAgile 2019, and TYPO3.