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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
  • Communications
  • Rates and profits
  • Performance management, and
  • Business ethics.

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
  • Market 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 2022 EDGE program will be held in Atlanta, GA June 5-10. For more details about the summer 2022 program, please review the THE EDGE brochure. Information regarding this year’s program including housing has been sent to the 2022 registered EDGE participants.    


Chet Enten of Security Finance, Year 1 EDGE President