what we do

UTDS is committed to helping clients ensure that they have the right people with the right skills and competencies, in the right place at the right time.  In this context, UTDS will meet client’s people management and talent development needs from inception (i.e. recruitment and selection) through employee knowledge and skills development, leadership development, team building and ultimately succession planning.

In addition to having the right people in the right place, successful organizations also need to ensure that they are doing the right thing – i.e. that they have the right strategy.  UTDS will facilitate strategic planning and assist organizations in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of their chosen strategy.

Effective people management and strategy formulation are becoming increasingly important as smaller firms find themselves jockeying against resource-rich competitors for market share and customer loyalty.  The optimal solution to these challenges is to procure the expertise where it does not exist as an organizational core competence.  As organizations – including governments – are forced to become leaner and more efficient, there will be an increasing demand for external consultants with proven track records in people management and strategy formulation and implementation.  This trend is expected to continue into the medium and long-term as competitive market forces replace monopolies and preferential/protected market access is challenged by free (although not necessarily fair) trade agreements.

In the case of the public sector, citizens are becoming increasingly concerned and vocal about the quality and cost of services provided and are demanding higher levels of productivity, accountability and responsiveness to their needs, wants and interests.

UTDS provides a wide range of training and development services customized for each of our clients.  Based on client needs and circumstances, interventions may include (but are not limited to):

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UTDS Now Incorporated in Barbados

Capitalizing on the Right of Establishment enshrined in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, UTDS is now a duly registered company in Barbados. We continue to serve international development partners, national governments, companies and entrepreneurs throughout CARICOM and further afield. Contact us for your organizational and talent development needs. Telephone (246) 850-6459 Email: info@utdsinc.com

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UTDS welcomes the opportunity to CONSULT with you and help to CONCEIVE and CREATE high performance solutions for your organization.

I have had the good fortune to work with Ms. Joan Underwood of Underwood Talent Development Services (UTDS) in the capacity of fellow coach and facilitator specifically in the areas of Talent management and human resource development. Joan’s understanding of the primal context of human resource development is second to none. This coupled with an intimate and grass root feel of the socio-political frameworks which undergird our Caribbean region, makes Joan and her practice, the go to firm for organisation’s who really want to hone and realize the potential of their human capital.

The business of talent development is not one that is often given much attention by organisation’s until crisis stage at which time the ask is often for a quick fix. With UTDS the focus is not only on just in time solutions but timely and sustainable solutions that are created with the client in mind. The environment created through the UTDS programmes are punctuated with best practice methodologies with high doses of common sense intended for practical application. For this reason, what is shared by Joan and her team not only sticks with the participants engaged in the training/coaching but transforms and modifies their outcomes – a true mark of success in human behaviour modification.

Marsha Lewis, Principal, Human Capital Development Division, LCI Inc.
Principal, Human Capital Development Division, LCI Incorportaed

We are ready to CONCEIVE and CREATE. Are you ready to CONSULT us?