About us

Fled International Leadership Institute is a professional human development institution with the mandate to train leaders and entrepreneurs for Africa’s transformation. It was established on August 15, 1999 and incorporated in Nigeria on January 21, 2010 as a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee under the Companies and Allied Matters Act CAP 59, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is a approved by the Federal Ministry of Education to provide professional leadership education and professionalise the field of leadership development in Nigeria.

The Institute also engages in comparative study and research on social, political, and economic development issues that contribute to national transformation.  It provides trainings that build the capacity of leaders to lead and the ability of followers to follow. The Institute is a member of FLEDGROUP.

The Institute was established to specifically address the problem of low quality leadership in the public and private sectors in Africa, which has resulted in widespread under-development. The Institute implements its mission through continuing professional leadership education, capacity building, membership induction, mentorship opportunities, and research. The Institute believes that quest for prosperity, peace, security and sustainable development rests on Africa’s readiness to train, nurture and deploy quality leaders to take charge of public resources for public interest.

 Our Vision (We see)

A professional leadership development institution graduating transformed leaders and entrepreneurs, with a repertoire of skills and ethical values for Africa’s socio-political transformation

Our Mission  

The Institute’s mission is “To enhance human capital infrastructure through continuing professional leadership education, mentorship and research”.

Our mission has three components:

  1. To use leadership and entrepreneurial education to stimulate political and socio-economic transformation.
  2. To use mentoring as a tool to promote responsible followership and build the capacity of individuals to participate in development processes.
  3. To use research to reduce conflict, build peace, and enhance good governance in Nigeria and around the world.

How is the Mission Implemented?

The Institute implements its mission through academic leadership education, capacity building, membership induction, mentorship, and research.

Our Values

Knowledge, professionalism, and excellence

 How We Started  

The word ‘FLED’ is an acronym for ‘Foundation for Leadership & Education Development’ – an NGO established in April 1995 by Joseph C. Ibekwe to promote good governance, facilitate access to basic education, and promote the leadership and entrepreneurial opportunity for women and youth. Fled International Leadership Institute was established by Joseph Ibekwe as an extension of his pioneering work in the area of leadership development in Africa.

Corporate Objectives (Mandate)

The general mandate of the Institute is to promote professional leadership development in Nigeria and Africa. Specific mandates of the Institute include the following:

  1. To establish Institutes for the promotion of leadership development, public enlightenment, manpower and human development, through facilitated learning;
  2. To organize leadership training programmes, promote recruitment, continuing education and enhance the professional skills development of leaders;
  3. To identify and harness the intellectual potentials of leaders, train and equip them adequately for challenges of leadership for positive accelerated development of the society;
  4. To provide durable feasibility studies, extra-curricular activities and sponsor research leading to the development of transformational leadership;
  5. To organize seminars and conferences on Public Service and Governance in Nigeria, and provide facilities for training and re-training of public servants;
  6. To encourage foreign and local interaction, interchange of cultural, political and economic ideas for development purposes;
  7. To provide all infrastructures, facilities and amenities required to carry out the objectives including classrooms, halls, libraries, workshops, board and lodging facilities, physical fitness facilities, administrative and staff office, and other recreational facilities;
  8. To engage in publication of educational journal, magazines, catalogues and other literary works, undertake printing and lithographing works so as to enhance professional leadership skills development;
  9. To establish contact with other Organizations with similar objectives at home and abroad including tertiary institutions in areas of research and development.