“Creative mentorship” affirms mentoring as a tool of personal and professional development, strengthens the capacities of the cultural 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.



We bring you the experiences of Jasna Brkić, a participant of the 5th generation of the “Creative Mentorship” program of a librarian at the Belgrade City Library at the children’s department from a workshop on graphic facilitation in Lithuania. Jasna was invited to the conference, among other things, because she is a participant in our program.


In fact, I should now be able to present through the drawing five fantastic November days that I spent training on graphic facilitation “MAKE IT VISUAL” within Erasmus + @ Vilnius, Lithuania… but as I am more skillful in words, I will describe the experience in a few sentences.

What am I doing here? The training was aimed at youth workers, and as I work at the Children’s Department of the Belgrade City Library with children and youth, one thing is fulfilled. The sky was the limit, the years were ignored. And what further has recommended me in addition to my years of experience in working with children? Well, just because I am a part of the “Creative Mentorship” program because graphic visualization training fits perfectly with the program’s goals to work on personal and professional development and to acquire as diverse skills as are necessary for good functioning on a business, and no less, private level.

What was the purpose of the training: informal learning and skills to present ideas visually, through sketching and structuring in order to communicate more clearly, remember and clarify certain contents easier and faster, and finally, fun and games that follow the whole the process are just an added plus!

What we have learned: to express ideas and concepts through simple sketches and universal graphic symbols, sketch people and objects, build our personal visual vocabulary, and how to make our presentations even better and more compelling.

What have we found out: As facilitators, we encourage all learning styles, transfer knowledge to the group more easily, overcome language barriers, and maintain motivation more easily. There are also a number of tools that can facilitate the process of graphic visualization, such as Doodly, Powtoon, Pictochart, Bikaclo, Canva…

Tip: if someone asks you next time, “Do I need to draw you one? “The answer is clear: ” Oh yes, sure! ”

And as the picture is worth 1000 words, here is a picture of some drawings…

Jasna Brkić - radionica u Litvaniji