Classes are hosted at Johnson C. Smith University’s New Science Center located at 100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216 (Click Here For Directions). Parking is limited at the New Science Center, but additional parking may be found at Brayboy Gym on the south end of campus.

The classes are staggered to accommodate working professionals and families with most classes scheduled for Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday classes are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and are indicated on the schedule below.


  • Tuesday, 8th - Orientation
  • Tuesday, 15th - Leadership in the African American Community
  • Tuesday, 29th - Organizational Development


  • Friday/Saturday, 1st-2nd - Retreat
  • Tuesday, 12th - Communications Skills
  • Saturday, 23rd - What Growth and Development of the city means to a leader?
  • Tuesday, 26th - Volunteerism


  • Saturday, 9th – Black Charlotte Tour/Panel discussion
  • Tuesday, 12th - Economic Development/ Black Wall Street
  • Tuesday, 26th - Grant Writing for Non-Profits
  • Saturday, 30th- Health and Wellness
  • April:
  • Tuesday, 9th - Political Awareness/Responsibility of a Leader in Education
  • Saturday, 13th - Class Project/Evaluation
  • Tuesday, 23rd - Soft Skills/Professional Development for the Next Level Leader
  • Saturday, 27th - Graduation/Luncheon

New Science Center at Johnson C Smith University