The global recession weighs heavily on everyone's mind. Few industries are immune to the down economy, but some companies are weathering this storm because they understand the value of having skilled talent to grow the organization. The learning function is critically important to helping an organization achieve a competitive advantage in a troubled economy. ASTD's Learning in Tough Economic Times presents compelling information on best practices organizations are using to cope with financial uncertainty. This study provides real data, ideas, and tools that you can implement to be a strategic business partner and help position your organization for success in the recovery. We even look to the future of learning as executives describe how the current recession will shape their learning functions in coming years.