The mission of ”Creative Mentorship” is to spread the concept of mentorship as a tool for personal and professional development, but also for the development of the society, through collaboration with companies, NGOs and institutions.
”Creative Mentorship” has inspired and supported several mentorship initiatives: the mentoring programme of the Women Leadership Academy (in collaboration with Center of Modern Skills and Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence); the mentoring programme ”Mentorijacija” that was developed by the Young Ambassadors in Nis; internal employee mentoring programme of the Hemofarm foundation etc.
The Swedish Institute has engaged us to create methodology for the programme that will be offered to the Embassies of Sweden worldwide, as a tool for the development of local leadership potentials and public diplomacy.
We promoted and spread the idea of mentorship through the public speed-dating sessions, educational programmes and motivational workshops ”Find your mentor!” that we organised within the framework of relevant cultural programmes like Mikser Festival or annual conference of Balkan Museums network and big youth gatherings like conference of the largest students’ organisation in the world AIESEC and Serbian Youth Umbrella Organization.
We continuously collaborate and exchange knowledge with mentoring programmes in Serbia, in the region but on the international level, as well. Those are programmes ”Share your knowledge” of the European Movement in Serbia, AmChamps of the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia and programme organised by the Serbian Association of Managers.
We feel honoured and proud that we were awarded a certificate of appreciation ”Ambassadors of Knowledge” by Life Long learning Academy from Ljubljana, in May 2015, and that we are members of the largest cultural network Independent Cultural Scene of Serbia.
To all the organisations, companies and individuals that want to spread the idea of mentorship and look for the ideal way to support and inspire their colleagues and employees, we could offer our dedication to the idea of mentorship, knowledge that we incessantly gather for four years and all the practical skills in developing and conducting mentoring programmes.
Our work is recognised by mr Tony O’ Brien, former director of British Council for the West Balkans; H.E. mr Christer Asp, former Ambassador of Sweden in Serbia; mr Nenad Borovcanin, former state secretary in the Ministry for youth and sport.
Consulting services that include developing and realisation of mentoring schemes consist of very particular body of knowledge, concrete, well thought out and practical advices for conducting a mentoring programme. Collaboration with ”Creative Mentorship” has also an added value – innovative and contemporary approach to the mentoring process, as the two-way learning process and knowledge exchange between sectors, generations and cultures.
The mentoring process is the most productive when all the participants (mentees and mentors) fully understand all its phases, possibilities and challenges. In that case, the mentoring programme can contribute to the new perspectives, creativity, wider understanding and deliberating on our actions and values. The trainings are adapted to the specific needs of participants and programme, that might be: