Welcome to FRED Leadership

FRED connects and inspires those who exemplify and cultivate ethical, inclusive and transformational leadership.

FRED’s foundational principles encourage and support leaders who:

  • are committed to making themselves, their organizations and the world a better place
  • embody a generosity of spirit focused on serving the common good
  • identify and guide the next generation of leaders
  • engage others with honesty and respect
  • ground decisions and actions in objective truth
  • are inveterate learners
  • actively build bridges across contrasting points of view and interests

What’s New & Newsworthy


FRED Forum 2018

The FRED Leadership Forum gathers established and emergent leaders from across sectors and generations.

Visit the 2018 FRED Forum page https://fredleadership.org/fred-forum-2017-2/ for more details.



Making an Impact

FRED Leadership’s vibrant, generative network of leaders naturally inspires, initiates and/or brokers extensive influences “beyond the Forum.” These include innovative ideas from the FRED Forum that have impact in “the real world.”

  • Institute for Peace & Justice – Each year The Institute for Peace & Justice Women PeaceMakers Program at the University of San Diego (USD) hosts four women from around the world to document and share their peacemaking stories.  https://www.sandiego.edu/peace/institutes/ipj/