Cornerstone League

Small Credit Union Workshops

The Cornerstone Credit Union League provides training workshops for small credit unions each year. The featured topics this year include the Fraud Triangle, Dues Supported Services and Roundtables discussions. 

Dates & Locations

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Welcome & Opening  |  9 - 9:30 a.m.

We Are Cornerstone   | 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Break  |  10:30 - 10:45 a.m.  

Fraud Triangle |  10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   

Understanding fraud and why it occurs is the first step in Breaking the Fraud Triangle.  To accomplish this, leaders need a deep understanding of the philosophy and concepts behind each leg of the fraud triangle: pressure, opportunity, and rationalization. Credit Unions can take real, visible action to reduce the risk of opportunity by implementing enhanced internal controls while also implementing mitigation techniques to enhance overall workplace cultural to tackle the sides of the triangle of pressure and rationalization. By understanding these concepts and the profile of the typical white-collar fraudster, credit union management can be empowered with tools to begin taking proactive steps towards fraud mitigation.

  • Explore the Fraud Triangle Theory
  • Identify how to address symptoms of pressure, opportunity, and rationalization
  • Recognize how the three sides of the fraud triangle work together
  • Explore types of credit union frauds and how they are committed
Learn tools to help migrate the risk of all three legs of the triangle


Lunch –  (Let’s Network!)  |  12:15 - 1:00 p.m. 

Your Small CU Department Updates  |  1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Break  |  1:30 - 1:45 p.m.               

Roundtable Discussion  |  1:45 - 3:00 p.m.               


Pamela Blevins

Pamela BlevinsPamela Blevins, financial auditor II with Cornerstone Resources, provides credit unions with business consulting services which include interim CEO/CFO, financial and operational training, lending reviews, back-office accounting assistance, bank reconciliations, call report preparation, bond claim assistance reviews, DOR assistance, specialty reviews, and training/speaking engagements for conferences, workshops, and chapters.  Blevins’ professional background includes more than 16 years of financial industry experience, including financial audits for asset sizes from $1 million to $500 million, and CEO/CFO of a credit union with total assets of $10 million. Blevins received an associate degree in accounting from University of Phoenix in 2009. She has served as a board member for an $85 million credit union since 2018.  

Pamela will present "Fraud Triangle" in Plano, TX

Amanda Dawson

Amanda DawsonCornerstone Resources Business Operations Consultant Amanda Dawson, Ph.D., provides remote credit union operations consulting services across the nation. Her services include commercial lending program reviews; commercial loan underwriting, monitoring, and reporting; and interim CEO/CFO. Dawson’s professional background includes more than 20 years of financial industry experience in roles such as VP of commercial loan operations, commercial credit analyst manager, internal auditor, and credit union financial examiner. Dawson earned her doctorate in business administration, specializing in management, during 2022. 

Amanda will present "Fraud Triangle" in all locations, except Plano, TX.

Who Should Attend?

The workshops are open to all staff, directors and volunteers of Cornerstone affiliated credit unions $100M and under. Credit unions are welcome and encouraged to attend any of the workshops. 


Educational Investment


The Small CU Workshop is **FREE to member credit unions under $100M in assets for up to two (2) attendees from each credit union and only $50.00 for each additional attendee. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. 

Registrant Cancellation Policy

Although there is no charge for up to two (2) attendees, if you register to attend and do not cancel 24 hours prior to the workshop, the credit union will be charged a $50.00 fee for each no-show attendee to help cover lunch and handouts. Substitutions will be accepted for all workshops.  All cancellations must be received in writing to  



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