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Membership Information

Membership of Fled International Leadership Institute (Fled Institute) means a commitment to a continuing professional leadership education, development and mentoring. Members learn, earn, network and recruit.

Membership Admission is a deliberate strategy of the Fled Institute to engage a critical mass of individuals, on a long-term basis, in continuing professional leadership education, mentoring and networking. These members are systemically trained in leadership skills to enable them have a grasp on key elements of good governance. They are also deliberately cultured to become far-sighted, values-driven, creative, ethical and tolerant of human diversities. The ultimate aim is that at all times; members of Fled Institute serve as leaders and technocrats in private and public institutions where they implement the principles of transformational leadership in the wider society for Africa’s development.

Benefits of Membership

  1. You have opportunity to develop yourself into a Leadership Training Consultant
  2. You network with transformational leaders and trainers around the world.
  3. Certified Members & Fellows are qualified to serve as Faculty to the Institute and they get paid for facilitating courses.
  4. Certified and Fellows are eligible to serve as Mentors in Fled Mentoring Programme (FMP).
  5. Student Members are attached to mentors for grooming and support through FMP.
  6. All Members participate in Continuing Professional Leadership Education Programme (CPLE) of the Institute.
  7. All Members have access to the Institute’s Conferences, events, resources and publications at discounted rates.
  8. Members receive intellectual and counseling support to enhance their success in Public Service, Business and Politics.


Membership Categories

Membership of the Institute is open to any interested and qualified individuals. There are six categories of membership at the Institute. Individuals can move from one category to a higher one.

  1. Student Member (Smi)

He/she must be an undergraduate student in a tertiary institution in Nigeria or elsewhere.

  1. Graduate Member (Gmi)

This is strictly for Serving Youth Corpers (NYSC) and those with less than three years post-NYSC.  We offer a Special Corpers Fee: N10, 000 inclusive of application, pre-induction, Induction and one year membership fee.

  1. Associate Member (Ami)

He/she must be a graduate (Degree/HND/NCE) in any discipline with at least three years post graduation. Mature individuals with proven years of leadership experience may also apply for Associate membership.

NOTE: To become a Certified Member, the candidate must have secured at least 100 credit points from participating in the Institute’s programmes.

  1. Certified Member (Cmi)

He/she must possess a Masters degree or be a graduate with at least seven years post-graduation work experience.

NOTE: To proceed to the Associate Professional Fellowship status, the candidate must have secured at least 150 credit points from participating in the Institute’s programmes.

  1. Associate Fellow (Asi)

He/she must possess a Masters degree, has held/hold leadership position at senior levels in private or public service, for no less than 10 years, and have attended a Professional Leadership Course at the Institute. Prospective candidates can pay an extra fee of N50, 000 in lieu of the Professional Leadership Course.

  1. Professional Fellow (Pfi)

He/she must possess a Ph.D in any discipline, or holds a Masters degree with at least seven years post-graduation work experience, held senior level leadership position in private or public service, for no less than 20 years, and have attended a Professional Leadership Course at the Institute. A prospective candidates can pay an extra fee of N65, 000 in lieu of the Professional Leadership Course.

Note: All prospective members are required to:

  • Complete the Membership Application Form and return it with requisite fees
  • Take the Pre-induction course organized by the Institute
  • Attend the Induction Ceremony after paying requisite fees.

Assessment Criteria for Prospective Members

Applicable only to Associate member – Professional Fellow Categories





Academic Qualification

20 pts


Year of Graduation

10 pts


Leadership Positions held after Graduation

15 pts


Post-Graduation Training/Courses undertaken

15 pts


Membership of other Professional Associations

10 pts


Involvement in Community Service/Volunteer Work

10 pts


Published Books & Articles

5 pts


Clear reason for seeking to join Fled Institute

5 pts


Previous Participation/Attendance at FLED Trainings/Programmes

5 pts




Note: A candidate must secure a Minimum of 70 points to qualify to be given the Category Position applied for.

It means that after the assessment, three things are possible:

  1. A candidate may be given the exact position applied for
  2. A candidate may be given a position higher than applied for
  3. A candidate may be given a position lower than applied for.

It all depends on the outcome of the Assessment based on the information supplied by the candidate and as verified by the Institute.

Due Diligence

Fled Institute has a responsibility to conduct background checks and due diligence on prospective applicants to determine their suitability of admission for membership. The Institute has the right to disqualify a prospective applicant from joining the Institute with or without any reasons. Membership of Fled Institute is a privilege and an opportunity to belong to an elite team of Transformational leaders. It is not a right.

Financial Obligations


Application fee

Pre-Induction Course fee

Induction fee

Annual Membership Fee

Total Fee





N2, 000

5, 500





N15, 000

35, 000





N25, 000

50, 000

Associate Fellow

N5, 000

N10, 000

N15, 000

N25, 000

60, 000

Professional Fellow




N30, 000

75, 000

Note: Application/Pre-Induction fees are paid together at once, while Induction/Annual Membership Fees are paid at once, before Induction. We don’t accept cash payments. All payments must be in the Bank, tellers are submitted for receipts.

 Pay into this account with your NAME on the teller:

Name: Fled International Leadership Institute Ltd/Gte

A/C No:    002-844-3679. Guaranty Trust Bank

If you make Bank transfers, please text payment details to 0708 015 7176

          How Members of the INSTITUTE Earn Credits

There are different ways members of Fled Institute can earn Credit to enable them advance in learning and move from one level to a higher level in the Institute. For each Fled Institute’s programme you attend, you earn credits and they add up your Continuing Professional Leadership Education (CPLE). The following are specific ways.

1. Executive Professional Leadership Programme (Fled Academic Programme) 20
2. Yearly Mandatory Professional Leadership Development Programme 10
  Fled Non-Academic Programme 10

Attendance at  People & Power Conferences &

Fled Foreign Policy Dialogues


3. Fled Leadership Master Class 3
4. Fled Mentoring Programme 3
7. Other Programmes To be assigned as par the programme

Note: Credit means the points a Member earns as he/she participates in different programmes of the Institute. These points add up to enable you to grow in the membership scale and be considered for Faculty assignments at the Institute. The more you participate in the Institute’s programmes, the more you become valuable to the Institute.


A member of Fled Institute is not permitted to fail in business, career, politics or any other leadership endeavour. The Institute will deploy its best resources to support and provide leverage to any of her  people to ensure they succeed in whatever leadership challenges they may face any day! At Fled Institute, Failure is Impossible! We encourage learning curves and falling forwards.


To be trained at Fled Institute is a life transforming experience. The Institute provides ambience where Faculty, Students, Members, and Staff interact seamlessly to promote learning, earning, friendship, professional advancement, and a networked commitment to a better society. We invite you to be part of a Big Vision that is devoted to your interest.

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