National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

About TEDS

The Trustee Educational Seminar (TEDS) is intended for new and novice trustees who are seeking a better understanding of their role and responsibilities as a trustee of their pension fund. It also serves as a refresher for experienced trustees interested in staying up-to-date.
By signing up for TEDS, trustees can build and strengthen their foundational knowledge of pensions and governance. This two-day program is designed with a clear focus on the educational needs of trustees who are new to a public pension plan board. The curriculum centers on investing principles, understanding actuarial science, board policies, and fundamental concepts that every trustee should know.
TEDS attendees can earn up to eight (8) hours of continuing education credits. Please note the number of credits you earn is subject to change based on the agenda for the year you attend.
It is recommended that trustees interested in earning their NCPERS Accredited Fiduciary (NAF) accreditation take TEDS first.


Who Should Attend?

  • New trustees – get started with a solid foundation of knowledge so you’ll be prepared to fulfill your obligations to your retirees.
  • Experienced trustees – get updated on the most recent trends and developments in the public pension fund industry to ensure your continued success.
  • Administrators – sample TEDS to see if it can be integrated into your onboarding process for new trustees and staff.
  • New pension staff – be better prepared to do your job as a key implementer of policies and critical fund initiatives.