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 is honored to have Bob Johansen, distinguished fellow with Institute for the Future, as a spotlight speaker for the 2018 Forum! Visit the 2018 FRED Forum page for more details.
  • Join a special event in partnership with The Parents Circle on April 30, at Temple Emanuel in New York, to hear a panel of bereaved Palestinian and Israeli mothers share together a message of reconciliation. Register here for the event.
  • Check out the FRED video: https://fredleadership.org/fred-forum-2017/


FRED Forum 2018

The FRED Leadership Forum gathers established and emergent leaders from across sectors and generations. Visit the 2018 FRED Forum page 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/