National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

Trustee Educational Seminar (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 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 relatively new to a pension plan board. The focus is on investing principles, board policies, and fundamental concepts that every trustee should know.
The second day of TEDS features the Asset Allocation Challenge, an interactive computer-based investment training exercise. Members are placed in groups and asked to select assets based on the given economic environment presented to them. This program is ideal for new trustees and can be repeated.
TEDS attendees can earn up to eight (9.5) hours of continuing education credits.
It is recommended that trustees interested in earning their NCPERS Accredited Fiduciary (NAF) accreditation take TEDS first.


The Trustee Educational Seminar (TEDS) is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference & Exhibition. Separate registration fees apply.

Due to the global pandemic we are currently experiencing with COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) scheduled for May 9 - 13 in Las Vegas, and all related programs held in conjunction with this event (i.e. the Trustee Educational Seminar, Program for Advanced Trustee Studies and the NCPERS Accredited Fiduciary program). 

In the current environment, it's important for all of us to conduct business smarter and more diligently as we consider the health and safety of our members and NCPERS team. 

If you have registered and paid for any of the above programs or sponsored an activity, we will be issuing reimbursements immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

If you made a hotel reservation at Caesars Palace please call them to cancel at 1-866-227-5944. 

Thank you for your continued support of NCPERS.

Stay healty and safe everyone!


TEDS 2021 

May 22 – 23, 2021
Sheraton Denver Downtown

Denver, CO

In an effort to be environmentally conscious, NCPERS will no longer print marketing materials. All information regarding this program will be sent via email.