The goal of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Leadership Institute program is to strive to develop strong leaders who are equipped with the necessary tools to carry out the “Four for The Future” goals, as well as how to effectively lead a non-profit organization.

To ensure program success into the future, the 100 needs a cadre of leaders who are adaptable, inspired, motivated, to guide and lead others to produce tangible results, and who demonstrate high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, transparency and mutual respect.

Program Curriculum Topics

  • Being A Great Leader
  • Succession Leadership Planning
  • Managing Workflow Through Technology
  • Mentors, Mentees & Coaching
  • Highly Effective Leadership Skills
  • Leadership For Non-Profit Organization
  • Leadership With A Global Footprint


Member in Good Standing
Maintain membership in accordance with the policies and bylaws of their local chapter before, during and for a minimum of two (2) years following graduation from the Leadership Institute.

Candidates selected for the 100 Leadership Institute will be individuals who the 100BMOA expects to take on broader leadership responsibility in their local chapters and/or on the national level.  Each participant is to conduct himself in a manner that is consistent with the moral and ethical standards of the 100 Black Men of America.  Each candidate will be expected to exhibit and uphold the following:

100 Black Men of America Leadership Institute Characteristics

  • A leader acts with ethics and integrity
  • A leader sets vision & goal
  • A leader provides inspiration through motivation
  • A leader uses influence to achieve results
  • A leader values outcomes as a measure of performance
  • A leader demonstrates courage
  • A leader possesses the characteristics of a servant
  • A leader leads by example. Every action should embody our motto: “What They See Is What They’ll Be”

The tuition for the Leadership Institute is projected at $10,000. The inaugural cohort will have the tuition paid by the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. The participant will be responsible for a non-refundable application fee.

Application Fee for Members
Applicants are required to submit a $300 non-refundable fee which will accompany their application. The participant will be required to sign and return the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with their initial submission.

Course Attendance Policy
The Leadership Institute curriculum spans over a period of seven months.  One (1) weekend per month 8-12 hours/weekend. An additional investment of 8-10 hours per month will be expected to complete course assignments, participate in peer-to-peer cohort discussions and finally, to complete a Class project.

100% attendance is expected; however, it is understood that circumstances will occur, preventing a participant to attend a scheduled session. A maximum of 3 excused absences are permitted, but must be put in an email to the Leadership coordinator at least 24 hours prior to an anticipated absence.  These absences are subject to the following conditions:

Both the Orientation/Intake session and Commencement are mandatory with respect to attendance.

In addition, Leadership Institute will conduct:
Five (5) curriculum-based weekend sessions are focused on key leadership and community issues. One (1) excused absence is permitted.
Five (5) peer-to-peer discussion sessions will follow each of the five (5) curriculum sessions. One (1) excused absence is permitted.

A participant can be terminated from the Leadership Institute during the course of the curriculum, if any of the following are discovered:

  • Failure to maintain Member-in-Good Standing status
  • Failure to demonstrate the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. leadership characteristics through unacceptable actions
  • Failure to adhere to the aforementioned attendance policy

Upon graduation from the Leadership Institute, all graduates will be recognized as Leadership Institute alumni.

Each graduate is expected to:

  1. Remain a Member-in-Good standing consistent with his chapter’s policies and bylaws for a minimum of two years
  2. Serve as leaders during this two-year period, by actively supporting the Four for the Future initiatives
  3. Personally mentor at least one mentee per school year (Middle to High School, Collegiate 100 or Emerging Leaders)
  4. Co-chair a committee or an initiative at either the local and/or national levels
  5. According to election policies at both the local chapter and national level, file as a candidate for an elected office
  6. Raise $1,000/year in cash or in-kind for the Leadership Institute

Each cohort that has successfully completed his session will receive a Leadership Institute Certificate of Completion and other forms of recognition at the commencement ceremony.