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.
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
News & Media
Chattanooga 2.0 Article: https://chatt2.org/stories/moc-lead/
UTC News Release: https://bit.ly/2Z8vry3
Moc LEAD Self-Awareness Experience and Organizational Leadership Experience Applications are available until 5:00pm on Monday, September 14th.
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
(Fall 2018 Self-Awareness Graduates Pictured Above)
For more information on Moc LEAD, email Daniel Grzesik, Director of Leadership Development and Programs at Daniel-Grzesik@utc.edu or call 423-425-4184.