Customer-Focused TEDS Consortium Spring Meeting Set for March 24 & 25

Members meet to share information, suggest new functionalities

Atkins, VA – January 27, 2010 — The next biannual meeting of TEDS Consortium, a dynamic collaborative forum of human capital experts from more than a dozen world-class companies, is set for March 24th and 25th in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The meeting will be hosted by The Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP), a division of Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services. The OCWTP has been a member of the TEDS Consortium since 2007.

The TEDS Consortium is comprised of human capital development and management experts from over a dozen world-class companies. Group members represent a wide range of industries and organizations, all requiring rapid and thorough responses to their workforce planning, development, and management needs. The active dialogue provided by the Consortium consistently positions TEDS in the forefront of meaningful product innovation and exemplary customer service. Now meeting twice a year, the Consortium is the only organization of its kind.

The agenda for the March meeting includes member information sharing, member organizations’ current talent management initiatives, success stories, key learnings, emerging needs, and projections for talent management and people resource initiatives in 2010. TEDS President and CEO, Joseph F. “Joe” Ellis will present an industry and company update along with TEDS’ strategic view for 2010 and beyond.

The Consortium, founded in 1991, was formed as a result of two major factors: the success of TEDS Inc. in building and implementing the industry’s first learning management system, the TEDS LMS, and the company’s long history of customer-based technology solutions. After its first groundbreaking LMS installation, the TEDS executive team instituted a dynamic, collaborative workforce management forum for the discussion and improvement of multiple best practices among world-class companies. That forum became the TEDS Consortium, which now has almost two decades of best practices incorporated in the TEDS talent management solution.

“Over the years, the TEDS Consortium has made major contributions to the development and refinement of our products and services,” said Mr. Ellis. “As I have often observed, TEDS Consortium members are visionary in regard to best practices in performance management, competency management, corporate learning, and all aspects of workforce optimization. We expect our sharing sessions to be of exceptional value at our spring meeting.”

The TEDS Consortium utilizes Task Teams to review and upgrade existing functionalities or recommend the creation of new human capital software. Together with the entire Consortium, these Task Teams provide strategic direction and expertise for the continuous improvement of TEDS products and services. All organizations that use TEDS talent management products and services benefit from the Consortium’s vision and recommendations.

Current Consortium members include Chrysler, Dominion, Eastman Chemical, Boston University Corporate Education Center, Mountain States Health Alliance, Norfolk Southern, Ohio Child Welfare, Philips Healthcare, Qwest, Sandia National Laboratories, Steelcase, and Verizon.

About The Ohio Child Welfare Training Program
The Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP) is a comprehensive competency-based training system for staff, managers, and resource families in Ohio’s 88 county Public Children Services Agencies. The OCWTP is a state/county and public/private collaboration that develops and provides training to promote mastery of the complex knowledge and skills needed to assure protection and permanence for abused and neglected children in the State of Ohio. Training is provided by highly skilled and certified trainers through a regionally organized delivery system.
Darren Varnado
Southwest Ohio Regional Training Center, Director
t: 513.470.3289

About TEDS
TEDS®, Inc. offers the only comprehensive, fully integrated, enterprise-wide talent management solution with all modules built from the ground up. Employing a single platform, TEDS strategically aligns business objectives with all facets of the talent lifecycle including management of learning, performance, compliance, competencies, recruiting, workforce planning, compensation, and succession. TEDS’ products and services are deployed at some of the world’s largest organizations and are available individually, in any combination, or as a comprehensive solution. For more information, visit or call TEDS Sales at 276.782.7206.

Todd Mauldin
Vice President for Sales and Customer Relations
t: 276.783.6991