What is the TDXCI?
The Talent Development Executive Confidence Index (TDXCI) assesses the expectations of talent development executives for the talent development function in organizations for the next six months. ATD publishes the LXCI each year in January (for Q4 of the previous year), April (Q1 of the current year), July (Q2 of the current year), and October (Q3 of the current year).
The TDXCI is measured on a 100-point scale, in which a higher index score reflects a more optimistic outlook for the talent development function in organizations and a lower index score reflects greater negativity. An index score of more than 50 indicates more positive than negative responses. The TDXCI is modeled after the Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which rates CEOs’ expectations for the economy on a quarterly basis.
NOTE: Until 2016, the TDXCI was known as the Learning Executive Confidence Index (LXCI). The Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD) started publishing the LXCI in 2008. The report’s name transitioned to the TDXCI with the Q1 2016 survey to reflect ATD’s name and to recognize the expanded impact that the industry’s leaders have on their organizations. Indeed, the role of today’s talent development executives is to oversee functions that build the knowledge, skills, and abilities of workers to achieve organizational success. Although the executives participating in this survey may have such varied titles as chief talent development officer, chief learning officer, or director of learning and development, these individuals are all leaders in the talent development field.