Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply to this unique opportunity.

Moc LEAD (Leaders Encouraging A Difference) launched during the 2017-2018 academic year and is one of 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 facilitate workshops to help prepare participants for their next steps as leaders in their communities, organizations, and future careers!

Workshops focus on:

  • Defining personal leadership principles
  • Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals and identifying personal motivators to help achieve them
  • Identifying leadership and communication preferences
  • Navigating group dynamics and organizational processes
  • Learning management and priorizitation strategies
  • Utilizing conflict resolution tactics
  • Practicing public speaking skills
  • Applying leadership to your cover letter and resume

As a semester-long, cohort-based experience, the Moc LEAD Self-Awareness Experience is designed to help students develop their individual leadership skills while the Organizational Leadership Experience helps students address critical membership areas that are vital to success. The Self-Awareness Experience is perfect for anyone "new" to leadership. The Organizational Leadership Experience would be great for anyone thinking about taking on new responsibilities or a positional role. Learn more below!



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



"I loved being part of the Moc LEAD Program! It helped me to meet other like-minded students who want to grow their leadership skills and abilities and helped me to step outside my comfort zone! I would definitely recommend students investing their time in this program."-Spring 2020 Self-Awareness Graduate

"I love that Moc Lead provided each student with plenty of resources that they can turn to to better themselves in so many different ways! Moc Lead has truly been such an amazing experience and is something that I will hold on to and look back upon constantly as it has prepared me in so many ways!"-Spring 2020 Self-Awareness Graduate

"As a non-traditional student returning to college after a long break, coming to each session helped me feel like I had a place to belong and helped familiarize me with the campus and what UTC has to offer students. Having been a part of the post collegiate, working world for several years I know that opportunities to regular invest in oneself and development professional skills are hard to come by (especially for free!). Being able to access this experience is really valuable to me as a person, and taking the time to invest in my own development was very meaningful to me."-Fall 2019 Self-Awareness Graduate


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Application Dates

Moc LEAD Self-Awareness Experience and Organizational Leadership Experience Applications are available until 5:00pm on Monday, September 14th.

Apply To The Self-Awareness Experience Now →

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Fall 2020 Moc LEAD

Self-Awareness Experience Information

Session Date Session Topic
September 17 Leadership 101
September 24 Goal Setting and Motivation
October 1 Your Leadership Preferences
October 8 Communication Styles
October 15 Managment of Your Time
October 22 Public Speaking Skills
October 29 Leaders and Integrity
November 5 Applying Leadership to Your Resume
November 12 Graduation Celebration and Reception

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

Detailed information about the Self-Awareness Experience can be found at: Complete Moc LEAD Self-Awareness Experience Details

Organizational Leadership Experience Information

Session Date Session Topic
September 15 Framing Our Time Together
September 22 Group-Think and Decision-Making
September 29 Leading Organizational Development
October 6 Leading Organizational Change
October 20 Motivation & Recognition
October 27 Conflict Resolution
November 3 Membership Recruitment and Retention
November 10 Executive Board Transitions
November 17 Graduation Celebration and Reception

 *All Sessions, Except September 15 (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.), Occur From 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Detailed information about the Organizational Leadership Experience can be found at: Complete Moc LEAD Organizational Leadership Experience Details

Moc LEAD Graduates

 Acess The Link To See Our 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.”

(Fall 2018 Self-Awareness Graduates Pictured Above) 


For more information on Moc LEAD, email Daniel Grzesik, Director of Leadership Development and Programs at or call 423-425-4184.