We are preparing the fourth cycle of the program “Creative Mentorship” which gathers 25 mentoring couples and enables the personal and professional development of future leaders in the field of culture from all over Serbia.
A competition for the IV generation of participants has just ended, and a mentor call is constantly open. The program lasts for a year and the new cycle starts in February 2018.
Here is a short mentoring guide, which aims to answer some of the practical questions for all those who for the first time formally engage in a mentoring relationship and provides guidance for the improvement and development for those already mentoring.
Our base of knowledge will inspire and support your personal development by providing insight into mentoring as a way to deal with everyday life, change and challenges.
Our mission is to spread mentoring as a tool for personal and professional development of individuals, but also to strengthen the capacities of organizations, institutions and companies and weider social development.
Over the years, we have gained relevant experience and knowledge, feel free to contact us if you are developing an internal mentoring scheme or you are looking for the right way to support and encourage your associates.
“Creative Mentorship” association affirms mentoring, empowers the culture sector and provides support to prospective professionals interested in developing, networking and sharing knowledge and experience.
We want to build, gather and support a community of motivated and socially responsible individuals that will contribute to the development of a society based on creativity, culture, knowledge and mutual cooperation.
I was encouraged by the eagerness of successful expert to unselfishly share knowledge and advices, and became motivated to continue with this practice in relations with my younger colleagues. I learned that mentorship is about patience, dedication, and motivation to help others. I learned that people are not difficult, but different. That leadership is not only about talent and excellence in own profession, but also about active listening, guidance, understanding and compassion. These useful techniques can help me with my everyday life and work. I learned to be better in learning every day.
Should only a small part of what we discussed – get realized, that would be a big step forward. It is unbelievable how good our match is, and the ideas we came up with together are revolutionary.
I was matched with my mentor based on my interests and experience – and this was a perfect match! It has been very useful for me to find out that someone successful has gone through same periods, problems and dilemmas as I am going through right now. My mentor invited me to various events and connected me to relevant professionals and that has been really precious for me.
I am very satisfied with my mentor. If I was thinking for months about the choice of my mentor, he would never come up with his name... however, choosing him seems such a logical move that I wonder whether it is really possible that it has never crossed my mind! Even on our first meeting I noticed that he has so much experience that he could tell only three sentences, and I would keep thinking on them all the time, for a month. I am not used to such outcomes: my big dilemmas might not be solved, but I got huge input in just one sentence.
Awesome! Inspiring! Beneficial on so many levels. Creative Mentorship is a great opportunity to connect and create a network with people who share your interests and values, as well as benchmark with them while having insights into their experience. Opportunity to learn and teach in both formal and informal environments.