ASTD Research has released its Learning Executive Confidence Index for the third quarter of 2009. 292 learning executives (LXs) responded to an online invitation-only survey, contributing to a Q3 LXCI of 60.7. This score is an increase of 1.3 points from a Q2 2009 LXCI of 59.4. This score is the highest value on record, indicating increasing optimism in the performance of the learning function. Highlights from the report include: [more]

  • The confidence of LXs continued to increase in the third quarter of 2009, after significantly rebounding earlier in the year.
  • The overall LXCI for Q3 2009 was 60.7, up from Q2 (59.4), demonstrating that collectively LXs expect their learning functions to remain the same over the next six months.
  • Each of the four major indices (impact on corporate performance, ability to meet learning needs, availability of resources, and status as a key strategic component) was on the upswing in Q3, with all but one of them reaching their highest value on record.
  • A growing number of LXs expect outsourcing on external services that aid in the learning function to increase or remain at comparable levels.
  • A majority of LXs who anticipated a decrease in their learning expenditures over the next six months did not predict an improvement in their organization's WLP expenditure until 2011 or later.

To download the full report or for more information, visit the LXCI page on the ASTD website.

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