Welcome to FLED Institute                                

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

The Institute exists as an extension of the incorporated trustees of Foundation for Leadership & Education Development – FLED – a Charitable Foundation established in Nigeria on April 17, 1995.

Rationale for FLED Institute

Human capital development is central to overall socio-political and economic development in any nation. The driver of development itself is leadership. Visionary, human-interest leadership ensures effective governance. Good governance promotes sustainable development in all societies. Evidence is overwhelming that Sub-Saharan Africa has suffered prolonged under-development due to low quality leadership. 

We believe that the quest for prosperity, peace, security and sustainable development in Africa rests on her readiness to train, nurture and deploy quality leaders to take charge of public resources for public interest. These leaders and technocrats must be far-sighted, values-driven, creative, ethical and tolerant of human diversities and able to harness diversity for sustainable human development.  

FLED International Leadership Institute promotes the principles that embody universal shared human experience. We emphasize ways to recognize individual biases and shift mindset from judgment to transformational leadership that demonstrate compassion, curiosity, openness, and connection.

Our Mandate

The Institute’s mandate is to create and offer human capacity development curricula that enhance leadership competence and promote the advancement of the principles and practice of transformational leadership.

Our Vision

Thriving African societies and institutions governed and administered by transformed leaders.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support the emergence of transformational public leaders in Africa.

We pursue this mission through:

  1. Leadership and entrepreneurial training for professionals and emerging leaders.
  2. Leadership Induction and mentoring 
  3. Research to reduce conflict, build peace, and enhance good governance in Nigeria and Africa.

 What we do

We nurture leaders to think and to work for a better global society.

How we do our work

We carry out our work through continuing professional leadership education, capacity building, leadership induction, mentorship opportunities, and research.

 We are ethical and values-driven. We innovate and promote individual creativity. We are flexible in our operations, yet we exist to promote intellectual scholarship, professionalism and excellence in the field of leadership development and practice. We work for people-benefit, which requires us to focus on creating a win-win situation in all engagements with our members, students, clients, constituents and partners. In our work, we question everything. We reject status quos, making us to always think about how to do things better than ever.

 Our Fundamental Values

As a knowledge-based institution, our work is inspired by the Christian principles and values that promote human dignity and development. These include democracy, leadership, entrepreneurship, participation, social justice, prosperity, gender equality, and human rights

Our Core Values

In the pursuit of our mission, we are guided by the following core values about people, work and partnerships.


We recognize that individuals have intrinsic value and must be treated with dignity and respect.


We work because we care and are courageous, requiring us to be creative and different, without fear of failure, in the pursuit of the highest possible impact of our work on our constituents.


We respect diversities of views and seek partnership with individuals and institutions of similar mission to promote the principles of transformational leadership and human development around the world.

Operational Context

The Institute adopts a professional approach to human capacity development programming that advances transformational leadership; institutional development; and intellectual scholarship through comparative study and research on social, political and economic development issues.

FLED Institute seeks to provide high-quality, accessible, affordable, and innovative, educational leadership programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing advancement in their public lives, professions, and communities.

Leadership Induction

Through the Centre for Public Leadership at the Institute,  professionals of diverse disciplines are inducted into public leadership. The induction brings them into a community of intellectuals which becomes a thriving ecosystem where good ideas are nurtured and honed. The ecosystem produces scholars who become faculty members at the Institute.

To apply for Leadership Induction Click here 

Our Programs

The Institute provides programs that enhance intellectual scholarship, leadership competence, spiritual and emotional intelligence leading to the emergence of transformational leaders.

The work of FLED is about leadership development and demonstration of leadership. Our work on leadership development is anchored on three pillars, which we refer to as POP.

People – We work to build people to become the best they could become. We are a people-benefit organization.

Opportunities – We help people to seek out, to create, and to take advantage of opportunities to improve their lives and lives of others within their circle of influence.

PossibilitiesWe inspire people to explore possibilities within their immediate environment and to go beyond borders; and not to be limited by circumstances.

FLED – People, Opportunities, Possibilities


Capacity building – for private and public institutions.

Induction into Public Leadership – for leaders in the s around Africa

Public Education – through Conferences, Public Issues Dialogues, 

Research – on social, economic and political issues

Consultancy Services – Staff recruitment, Staff retreat, institutional strategic planning 

Leadership Proficiency Courses

FLED Institute runs regular Master Classes on various skills-building topics. Each of the classes is specifically designed to enhance the capacity of participants to function effectively in the different leadership positions they occupy. 

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FLED Institute offers a varied of postgraduate academic leadership programs. Admissions are ongoing for programs. 

CLICK HERE TO review programs and apply

If you are a woman between the ages of 25-45 and you desire to build your leadership competence, we have a special program for you called Leadership Discovery for Women.


FLED Institute has so  such more you.

For more information, contact:

FLED International Leadership Institute

Plot MF57 Cadastral Zone

KMC Street, Karu Site

Abuja – Nigeria

Tel/Whatsapp: +234 (0) 708 015 7176

Email: info@flededu.org