"The mission of FRED is to better understand the whole concept of leadership. And if we can crack the leadership code, I think we can actually help our organizations grow faster and create more jobs."
–Vijay Govindarajan, Tuck School at Dartmouth University
How do we get great leaders capable of meeting the challenges of a highly volatile time?
FRED is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating the quality of leadership in the world.
We envision extraordinary leaders who achieve organizational excellence and contribute to the health and vitality of their community, society and the planet.
About FRED Forum
The primary means for achieving our mission is the annual FRED Forum, which brings together leading innovators and senior executives responsible for developing leaders from the business, social and government sectors.
The FRED Forum is an ideas and action incubator where attendees explore new thinking, leading edge ideas, fresh perspectives, and highly immersive experiences designed to evolve and expand leadership and leadership/executive development.
The FRED Forum's primary aims are to:
> Cultivate Ideas
FRED makes possible a deep and meaningful exchange of leading-edge ideas and new thinking that is mind-expanding, though provoking and inspiring.
> Surface Solutions
FRED helps to explore new and compelling solutions for developing and supporting exemplary leaders across a wide swath of societal institutions.
> Inspire Action
FRED seeks to go beyond mere thinking and talking to compel leaders to take action; to develop initiatives that create leaders and organizations that excel and make positive contributions to society.
FRED also supports emerging leaders early in their careers and recognizes leading role models for their outstanding contributions to the fields of leadership and leadership development.
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"I know of no organization better positioned to lead the global dialogue about executive development than FRED. I cherish every professional association I've made through FRED--what an honor to work with this incredible array of thought leaders."
–Colonel Thomas A. Kolditz, U.S. Military Academy at West Point