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An instructor delivers a presentation to the EDGE program participants in a classroom.


THE EDGE provides high quality training for consumer finance professionals, geared toward branch managers and team leaders by providing layered modules of learning. The program is run in collaboration with the Mercer University Stetson-Hatcher School of Business and offers the following management courses.

Year One courses focus on providing a sound understanding of:

  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Consumer lending
  • Financial services law
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Communications and conflict negotiations
  • Rates and profits
  • Performance management
  • Business ethics, and
  • Opportunities for engaging with the AFSA Education Foundation

Year Two courses build off the foundational concepts from the previous year to improve participants’ knowledge and use of:

  • Leadership
  • Financial statements
  • Competitive environment
  • Employment and financial services law
  • Funding strategies
  • Marketing strategies
  • Regulatory compliance
  • The monetary system
  • Strategic planning, and
  • Being a great coach

As a part of THE EDGE program, participants will also hear from the industry’s top executives who share their personal formulas for success in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. You can also find more information about the EDGE Advisory Board here.

The 2024 EDGE program will take place June 23 – 28. Please access the brochure here with all the program details.


Thumbnail image of Chet Enten of Security Finance, Former Year 1 EDGE President in video describing his experience with the EDGE program.


Chet Enten of Security Finance, Former Year 1 EDGE President