Sandra Kitts

Sandra Kitts
District 2 - Moose Jaw/Assiniboia
Moose Jaw, SK
Consultant 
 
Why you should vote for me:  

It’s my way of giving back to the community. I care a lot, work hard, and continuously study in order to be a positive contributing member of the board.  

I gained valuable knowledge and experience during my first term as a director on the Conexus board. I’d be so pleased to continue serving, with the intention to make contributions that add value, during a very challenging time for financial institutions. My understanding of financial services, combined with my own education, experience and skills, may bring some benefit to the board’s future direction. I continue to take classes in leadership and organizational change that are relevant to the disruption and the fast-changing environment that Conexus is experiencing.  

Key strategic opportunities for Conexus Credit Union in the next two to five years:  

  • Financial sustainability - in light of tightening regulations, the changing nature of financial services, competition, and world change
  • Member financial well-being – ability to deliver desired member experience and build relationships
  • Data analytics – continue to develop and translate for useful and innovative purposes
  • Position in financial markets – retain and continue to develop
  • Incubator – support entrepreneurial potential and investments
  • Disruption – keep current, or ahead of, innovation, technology, organizational structure, and operations and people developments
Some of the key risks facing Conexus in the next two to five years, include:

  • cyber security
  • liquidity
  • operational process
  • regulatory perspective on large credit unions
  • strategic focus
 

Education and professional designations:

  • PhD, Leadership, University of Oregon
  • Master of Education, University of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Regina
  • Certified Credit Union Director, CCD Credit Union Executive Society  
  • Level A: Foundations of Governance; Foundations of Governance & Theory in Action;    Level B: Strategy Planning & Oversight, Canadian Credit Union Association
  • Coaching Certificate & Flourishing Skills Certificate, Canadian Association of Applied Positive Psychology & Flourishing Center (New York)
  • Immunity to Change Course for Organizations, Harvard Professors 

Board and community involvement:

  • Conexus Credit Union, director
  • University of Regina Alumni Board, director
  • Various community arts organizations, participant and volunteer