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 a 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 annual FRED forum:

  • gathers established and emergent leaders from across sectors and generations, in a transformational and highly immersive experience
  • allows for colleagues to learn from one another and further develop their leadership development practices, and the field of ethical leadership.

Check the 2019 Forum page soon for upcoming details! Visit the 2018 FRED Forum page for last year’s recaps.

Making an Impact

FRED Leadership’s vibrant network of leaders naturally inspires extensive influences “beyond the Forum,” that have impact in “the real world.”

  • FRED Leadership and the World Leadership School Youth Action Accelerator (June 2018): launched a new experience for fostering leadership in youth, with 40 students from public, private and charter high schools, to Watch a student-made video about their experience!


Thank you to our FRED Leadership Sponsors!