Chief's Edge

Collaboration is a cornerstone of the Chief's Edge program and is an integral part of the executive education experience. This intense seminar takes a fresh look at leadership principles, fosters extensive peer-to-peer interaction, and provides the practical skills needed to become a more effective leader.

Through your participation you will:

  • Establish an invaluable network of peers
  • Learn proven leadership techniques for success
  • Discover valuable and practical real-world knowledge
  • Develop new skills that enable you to lead strategically
  • Improve your ability to navigate challenging situations

Program Details

Class sizes are limited to 40 participants in order to keep the small group format that makes Chief's Edge so beneficial.


Chief's Edge will be held on July 25 from 8 AM - 5 PM at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.


  IAFC Members IAFC Non-Members
with FRI Registration $295 $325
without FRI Registration $325 $350


Online: Register today.

*Registration for Chief's Edge is completed through the FRI registration process. You can choose to register for only Chief's Edge or bundle it with FRI registration for additional savings.

The IAFC's Chief's Edge features current chiefs and newly retired chiefs still active in fire and emergency medical services. These leaders have overcome challenges and created a foundation for success in their communities and in the fire service. This program provides a unique opportunity to discuss and engage with other top executives.

Here are some of the faculty who have participated in previous events:

Chief John Butler

John S. Butler
Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue Services

Chief Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark
Chandler City (AZ) Fire Department

Chief Brian Cummings

Brian Cummings
Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department

Chief Michael Duyck

Michael R. Duyck
Tualatin Valley (OR) Fire & Rescue

Chief Darnell Fullum

Darnell D. Fullum
DeKalb County (GA) Fire Rescue

Chief Joanne Hayes-White

Joanne Hayes-White
San Francisco (CA) Fire Department

Chief Jeff Johnson

Jeffrey Johnson
Chief (Ret.)
Tualatin Valley (OR) Fire & Rescue

Chief Bill Metcalf

William "Bill" Metcalf
North County (CA) Fire Protection District

Chief Mary Beth Michos

Mary Beth Michos
Chief (Ret.), Prince William County (VA) & Senior Advisor, IAFC

Chief Susanna Williams

Susanna Williams
Carrboro (NC) Fire-Rescue


Jason Nauman
Education & Learning Manager

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