Graduates give high marks to AFSAEF’s Professional Development Programs; Registration Opportunities Available

Each year since the mid-1980s, the AFSA Education Foundation offers two important enrichment programs for employees of member companies. The first program is THE EDGE, an acronym for Education, Development, Growth, and Enrichment.  Designed for branch managers and team leaders, this initiative features layered modules of learning and offers essential courses taught by industry experts. 

Dates for this year’s program are June 9 through June 14 at Mercer University in Atlanta. Registration and other information is available at the AFSAEF website.

The second initiative is the Leadership Development Program on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, July 13 through July 20.

This six-day intensive program provides an opportunity to invest in the development of your organization’s future leaders. The fast-paced program allows participants to immerse themselves in innovative principles of management and leadership. 

To find out the details and access the registration form, visit the website.

Managers from AFSA member companies who have gone through the EDGE program give it high marks for classroom content and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

“The classes were taught by leaders in the finance industry, who also maintain the highest standards in excellence and customer service,” said Ross E. Gartman, Branch Manager at Heights Finance who was voted Year 2 Class President by his classmates. “At THE EDGE, you rub elbows with peers who are there because of individual accomplishments at their own companies and in the industry. It truly is a program full of the “Best of the Best” in the consumer finance industry. The networking opportunity is invaluable to all who attend.”

Graduates of the AFSA Leadership Development Program describe the program as an important investment and a critical step to taking leadership teams to a level of excellence in their organizations.

“In addition to the content, I was able to expand my professional network, benchmark best practices with other leaders in the financial sector as well as build long lasting friendships,” said Tom Korllos, Vice President, Director, OneMain Financial and Class President “Participants also had the opportunity to interact with multiple CEO’s and other senior leaders in the financial industry.”