The Higher Education Leadership Network (HelNet), formerly known as the Society for Promoting Research, Education, and Academic Development (SPREAD), came into existence in 2012. It is composed of academics in some Nigerian higher institutions as well as those who have business and interest in higher education development. Our mission is guided by the commitment to empowering young academics and research students to achieve their goals by providing access to high quality academic mentoring, networking and leadership. HelNet strives to promote in young academics and research students, a sense and habit of analytical and reflective thought, and an awareness of themselves as members of a democratic academic community. It also ensures cordial networking among members. Stronger Together!