Many of us in the Learning & Development sector are wondering what the global economic situation holds for training budgets. Will instructor-based courses (and training staff) be slashed? Do the financial pressures represent threats or do they present opportunities?

Elliot Masie’s experiment with Social Networking & online communities of interest – LearningTown – currently has a thread running on the subject. Members from all parts of the L&D community are sharing their observations – read the comments at the following URL: