OPEN Fellow – Jody Fry


BS Industrial Engineering MBA, PH. D Organizational Theory and Behavior, The Ohio State University; Chair of OPEN Board of Directors; Program Director MS Leadership for Sustainability Program, Texas A&M University – Central Texas. Member of editorial board for The Leadership Quarterly and Sustainability;

Interests & Passions

My present teaching, curriculum development, research, consulting and executive development interests are focused on the leadership necessary for co-creating a conscious, sustainable world that works for everyone.


Chair of the OPEN Board

Louis W. (Jody) Fry is Regents Professor of Management at Texas A & M University-Central Texas and director of their MS Leadership for Sustainability Program. Jody has consulted with public and private organizations and published in numerous scholarly journals. The founder of the International Institute for Spiritual Leadership in 2002 and a commissioned spiritual director, he has primarily focused on organizational and personal transformation through spiritual leadership, which is about motivating and inspiring workers through a transcendent vision and a corporate culture based on altruistic values to produce a highly motivated, committed and productive workforce. Creating a sense of calling or purpose that one’s work has meaning and makes a difference and a sense of membership or belonging whereby one is understood and appreciated is central to spiritual leadership. In 2008, Jody extended his work on spiritual leadership to the field of sustainability, resulting in his book “Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line Through Spiritual Leadership” and recent publications “Cultivating a Global Mindset” and “Global Leadership for Sustainability.

Why am I an OPEN fellow?

To engage with students, faculty, executives, NGOs , Universities, and like-minded As the Chair of the Board of the One Planet Education Networks I am committed to our vision of being an accelerator that connects, educates, transforms, and mobilizes change agents for sustainability. As an OPEN Fellow, I have the opportunity to work with progressive educators, consultants, practitioners, and change agents for sustainability. To make leadership education and practice more relevant, accessible, and affordable.

How can I help change agents?

I am able to support others utilize diagnostics, methods, and tools for the implementation of a model of global leadership for sustainability that fosters effective and ethical leadership across the spectrum of SDGs. I also have experience with curriculum development of leadership courses and programs with a focus at the personal, team, and organizational levels on sustainability and sustainable development. Other support is available through consulting engagements, one day and weekend workshops for academics, executives, and leadership teams, and as a leadership coach. This includes helping change agents cultivate a global mindset for sustainability.

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