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

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

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Chiefs Involved

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
Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Department

Chief Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark
Eastside (WA) Fire and Rescue Department

Chief Michael Duyck

Michael R. Duyck
Chief/CEO (Ret.)
Tualatin Valley (OR) Fire & Rescue

Chief Brian Fennessy

Brian Fennessy
Orange County (CA) Fire Authority

Chief Darnell Fullum

Darnell D. Fullum
DeKalb County (GA) Fire Rescue

Diana Matty

Diana Matty
West Palm Beach (FL) Fire Rescue

Chief Mary Beth Michos

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

Gina Sweat

Gina Sweat
Director of Fire Services
City of Memphis (TN)

Rudy Ruiz
Perrysburg City Fire Department (OH)


Mary Beth Michos
Program Subject Matter Expert

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