FRED Leadership is a premier nonprofit organization that connects and inspires those who exemplify and cultivate ethical, inclusive and transformational leadership.

FRED is a community for developers of leaders – from corporations, universities, consultancies and non-profit organizations – who are principled, honest and compassionate, and who commit to the recognition and development of ethical leadership in themselves, their organizations and beyond.

Learn more about FRED Leadership.

Latest News

  • Interested in joining the FRED Community? Look at our FRED Leadership membership offerings, and contact Executive Director, David Small, to become a member.
  • Peter Hirst, Sr. Associate Dean of MIT’s Sloan Executive Education, and very valued FRED member, expresses gratitude this Thanksgiving for the FRED community in his blog post on MIT’s website.
  • See the 2018 Forum page for video highlights.


Create real change in the quality of your leadership, enrich the purpose of your organization, and build lasting connections with diverse group of luminaries.

Join our community of leaders who exemplify and cultivate ethical, inclusive and transformational leadership.

Learn more about FRED membership.

FRED Forum

The FRED forum gathers established and emergent leaders from across sectors and generations, in a transformational and highly immersive experience. It provides an opportunity for members to network with peers who have responsibility for, or a strong commitment to developing leaders and leadership within their organizations.

It allows for colleagues to learn from one another and further develop their leadership development practices.  FRED also serves as an ongoing channel for its community to connect with one another, gain insight and share best practices, and evolve the field of leadership development in an ethical and inclusive way.

Visit the 2018 FRED Forum page for recaps and videos from the 2018 forum. Check the 2019 Forum page soon for upcoming 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.”

In June of 2018, FRED Leadership and the World Leadership School gathered 40 students from a variety of public, private and charter high schools, to launch a new experience for fostering leadership in youth, called the Youth Action Accelerator. Watch a student-made video about their experience!


Thank you to our FRED Leadership Sponsors!