A Message from the President
The President’s Message is issued on an as needed basis and communicates important news about CRNS governance, provincial and national nursing initiatives, and key partnership developments. This message is distributed to all members of the CRNS.
The CRNS Council met in person this past week for our August meeting, also known as the Council retreat. I am incredibly proud to share the work accomplished during this meeting.
We were joined on our first day by Laura Soparlo, an organization development consultant and executive coach who led the Council and the CRNS Leadership team through various strategic planning exercises. As we enter a new strategic planning cycle starting in 2024, we worked from the ground up, first identifying the CRNS’s current context in relation to social, technological, political, and regulatory aspects. Then, we narrowed in on the organization’s current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. With this lens, we affirmed and refined our mission, vision, and values and then concluded by pinpointing key strategic priorities that will take the organization into 2027. Having the opportunity to work through these activities as a team further strengthened our bond and clarified our roles on the Council.
We started our second day with an opportunity to have our regular sharing of knowledge with Knowledge Keeper, Judy Pelly. These sessions allow the Council to ask questions of the Knowledge Keeper to further our understanding of Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenous traditions and customs, and ways to bring diversity, equity and inclusion into our organization and profession. Next, we took some time to get to know each other better through a few different team-building exercises, which brought a fun energy to our day. Then Executive Director Cindy Smith and the Leadership team presented their updates on the strategic plan, which allowed Council to see progress made thus far on the organization’s current strategic plan. In the afternoon, we met with Andrew Douglas, Executive Director, Governance, Regulation & DEI, with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta, who shared their experience moving to a competency-based board process.
Overall, we had a very successful meeting, and I am excited to see what we can accomplish in the next few years. I’d also like to take this time to remind you that the 2024 License Renewal period opens on September 26. You can review all the important dates, deadlines, and requirements here before you renew.
In closing, I’d like to acknowledge every one of you. Thank you for your continued dedication to caring for the people of Saskatchewan.
Moni Snell, NP