Cornerstone League

cuLEAD Academy

  • Communication
  • Team Development
  • History & Philosophy
  • Organizational Culture
  • Leadership

  • Government Relations/Advocacy
  • Compliance 
  • Branch Operations 
  • Lending 
  • Project Management 

  • Information Technology/Artificial Intelligence
  • Human Resources 
  • Marketing/Business Development
  • Accounting  
  • Finance 

General Schedule

(subject to change)

  • January 10 -Virtual
  • January 17 - In Person
  • February 14 -Virtual
  • March 13 - Virtual
  • April 2 -  In Person (discount to IMPACT)
  • May 14 - Virtual
  • June 12 -Virtual
  • July 10 -Virtual
  • August 14 - Virtual
  • September 5-6 - In Person Session & Graduation


All Virtual sessions will be on Zoom

Three In-Person sessions will occur in:

  • Plano, Texas
  • Kansas City, Missouri (Discounted rate to IMPACT)
  • Houston, Texas (Discounted rate to ELEVATE Leadership Summit)

Students are responsible for their travel and hotel. Cornerstone will help secure hotel rooms at a discounted group rate.



Registration Fees

Affiliated Member – Class A      $1350
Associate Member – Class B      $1400
Non-Member      $1500

Affiliated Members or Class A
 are credit unions whose primary office is located within Cornerstone’s 5-state region.  

Associate Members or Class B are credit unions with their principal office outside the League area that has a branch located in the League area. Group rate does not apply to Class B.  

Non-members are credit unions who are not part of a League or Association. 


Registration Includes:

  • 6 virtual sessions
  • 3 in-person sessions
  • 9 discussion sessions
  • 1 leadership book
  • All material for classes
  • Diploma
  • Ability to join Alumni group upon graduation
  • All students will receive a complimentary 12-month subscription to cuLEAD360 (a $300 value)


Grant Assistance

The Cornerstone Foundation is accepting grant applications for League training events based on financial need. Applications must be received by application deadlines. Please visit the Foundation’s website to view all grant applications, guidelines, and deadlines. Contact Emily Moreno, program director, 214-334-3397 or 800-953-8283.



Cancellation Policy

 All cancellations must be received in writing. Please provide a brief explanation for the cancellation and submit via email to Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the event are subject to a 25% administrative fee on the order total. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event. Substitutions are accepted prior to the start of the program. Additional costs may apply. Please provide the event name, current participant name, and new participant name to

Cornerstone League reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event due to unforeseen circumstances. If the Academy is rescheduled to another date or modified (virtual or hybrid), your registration will automatically transfer. If the event is rescheduled or location is changed, and you are unable to attend, your fees will be refunded.