ASTD’s quarterly Learning Executive Confidence Index (LXCI) assesses the outlooks and expectations of learning executives for the next six months on a 100-point scale, modeled after the CEO Confidence Indices reported by Chief Executive Magazine and The Conference Board. The LXCI provides a snapshot of learning executive confidence in the future and factors in expectations of their learning functions' abilities to meet learning needs and to show impact in key areas including corporate productivity, the status of learning as a key strategic component within the organization, and the availability of resources for learning. The report is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October each year.
The year 2014 started with the LXCI at 68.0. The LXCI score is down about two points from last quarter’s score of 69.9, the highest score since ASTD began calculating the LXCI in 2008. However, this quarter’s score is almost identical to the score an year ago (Q1 2013), when it was 68.1, and it is higher than the average of 67.8 across all quarters of 2013.