LXCI Highlights -Q2 2011 Learning executives continued to report positive expectations for the learning function following the first quarter of 2011. The LXCI for Q2 was derived from the responses of 357 learning executives to an online, invitation-only survey. The overall LXCI score for the second quarter of 2011 is 67.1, decreasing slightly from Q1 2011 (67.3). The score demonstrates that collectively, LXs expect the organizational learning function to improve over the next six months. Like Q1, Learning executives expressed considerable optimism in all key indices, suggesting stability, if not growth, for the learning function in the coming months. Dropping slightly from 90 percent, 87.4 percent of learning executives expect the same or better performance for their particular industry in the next six months. Over half (58.8 percent) of respondents predicting that their ability to meet learning needs will be substantially or moderately better in the next six months. About half of LXs expect staffing levels to remain stable over the next six months. 24 percent predict staffing level increases while another 25 percent predict decreased staff levels. LXs are least optimistic about travel for training purposes and 12 percent predict a substantial decrease. The next LXCI report (2011 Q3) is scheduled for release in October 2011. The Learning Executives Confidence Index is available for free at the ASTD Book Store.