Saskatchewan Credit Union Leadership for the Future
Gustafson, Barbara Elaine
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Saskatchewan credit unions, important institutions for both rural and urban communities since their beginnings in the 1930s, face structural changes at the tum of the new century caused by increased competition in the financial services sector, technology, and the rural-urban shift in population. At the same time, the leaders of these institutions, both elected and appointed, are of a demographic profile to move into retirement. This research, through the use of a questionnaire distributed to Saskatchewan credit union leaders: Supports the evidence of demographic trends shown by previous research; Estimates the likely retirement rate of board members and managers by 2005; Measures the knowledge of this change in leadership and changes in the financial services industry by current leaders, and the extent of planning undertaken to prepare of future leadership needs.