Students sitting under blooming tree on campus

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for this semester-long program.

Moc LEAD (Leaders Encouraging A Difference) started during the 2017-2018 academic year, and is the newest leadership experience at UTC. This experience is open to any undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with the institution.

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Faculty, staff and community leaders host workshops to help prepare participants for their next steps as leaders in their organizations, communities, and future careers!

Workshops focus on:

  • Developing leadership vision
  • Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals and identifying personal motivators to help achieve them
  • Identifying leadership and communication preferences
  • How to navigate group dynamics
  • Learning time management strategies
  • Utilizing conflict resolution tactics
  • Practicing public speaking skills

As a semester-long, cohort-based experience, semester I of Moc LEAD is designed to help students develop their individual leadership skills while semester II focuses on organizational leadership.


Participants receive 10 Experiential Learning Points for completing each semester of Moc LEAD as part of the ThinkAchieve Program. Learn more →

Application Dates

Spring 2019 Semester I Applications are now available!

Apply now →

Current Semester Ι Session Information

Session Date Session Topic
January 31 Leadership 101
February 7 Goal Setting and Motivation
February 14 Your Leadership Preferences
February 21 Communication Styles
February 28 Managing Your Time
March 7 Public Speaking Skills
March 21 Leaders and Integrity
March 28 Applying Leadership to Your Resume
April 4 Graduation

*All Sessions Occur From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m

*Topics are subject to change.

Fall 2018 Semester I Graduates 

“This picture contains twenty (20) students within two rows who completed semester I of Moc LEAD during the fall 2018 semester. The students are dressed in business casual attire while holding a Moc LEAD completion certificate in front of them. There is an Office of the Dean of Students promotional pull-up banner on the left side of the image. This picture was taken in Multipurpose Room B of West Campus Housing after a recent celebration event before the Thanksgiving Holiday.”
  • Justin Abraham, Integrated Studies
  • Korede Ajumobi, Mathematics-Applied Statistics
  • Mubrra Amir, Biology (Pre-Professional)
  • Arielle Beard, Biology (Pre-Professional)
  • Jamison Colston, Philosophy
  • Ammar Elnaiem, Civil Engineering
  • Amanda Morgan Fann, English and Communications
  • Kevin Finch Jr., Mechanical Engineering
  • Alex Furlong, Nursing
  • John Goggans, Software Systems
  • Cheyenne Granstaff, Exercise Science
  • Sydney Joseph, Biology (Pre-Professional)
  • Celena Kirby-Smith, Psychology
  • Danielle Larson, Biochemistry and Spanish
  • Kaycee Ogle, Business Management
  • Anna Pate, Business Marketing
  • Beth Rachlin, Psychology
  • Breindia Sams, Interior Design
  • Carly Trussel, Business Marketing
  • Okaris Ulloa, Psychology
  • John Whittemore, Psychology

Previous Graduates

Fall 2017 Graduates →


For more information on Moc LEAD, email Daniel Grzesik, Director of Leadership Programs and Assessment at or call 423-425-2321.