Edge Course Curriculum


Edge Development emphasizes strategy and presents a no-nonsense, customizable approach to improving a community's quality of life through vision, planning and focused leadership.

To prepare for the strategic planning process, elected officials and staff participate in separate leadership training pathways to help them excel in the special roles they play to promote the sustainable economic growth and financial health of their communities. Classroom learning opportunities incorporate case studies to reflect the realities of community and economic development in Georgia today and use facilitative techniques to ensure the active engagement of all participants. All classes will be held at the MEAG Power Transmission Training Center in Forsyth.

2018 Senior Staff Pathway Course Schedule

Date Course Location
March 22 Utility Enterprise Systems 2030 Forsyth, GA
April 12 Economic Development 2030 Forsyth, GA
May 8 Roles & Responsibilities | Understanding Community Assets Forsyth, GA
June 28 Community Development | Planning & Zoning Forsyth, GA
July 24 Finance & Deal Structuring | Business Recruitment Forsyth, GA
August 14 Business Retention & Expansion | Communcations & Marketing Forsyth, GA

Utility Enterprise Systems 2030

By the Public, for the Public – What sets public utilities apart is the nature of their mission. Public utility systems operate as a public service just like public safety and public works. Public utility systems provide a direct benefit to the community and other city/commission departments through general fund transfers. Utilities that develop sound approaches for supporting business attraction efforts will reap both financial and operational benefits. This course will provide an overview of utility-based business practices that enhance and protect revenue streams.

Develop Your Edge

Develop Your Edge