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. It is currently designated as a Connections Cohort opportunity. 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 prioritization strategies
- Utilizing conflict resolution tactics
- Practicing public speaking skills
- Applying leadership to your cover letter and resume
As a 10 week 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 for someone who just began 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 →
“Moc LEAD has helped me realize that anyone can be a leader. Not all leaders look or sound the same. This should be something worth celebrating, not hiding.” - Fall 2020 Self-Awareness Graduate
"This program has helped me become a more confident individual. My only regret is not discovering this program earlier. "-Fall 2021 Self-Awareness Graduate
"As an individual with ideas of what leadership is and what it can be, it has been hard to express my ideas without my social anxiety invading my thoughts. However, during Moc LEAD I was able to surround myself with like-minded people. Even when I wasn't able to put my thoughts into words, my peers were. This was so helpful to me. It is sometimes tough being in situations where there are many different personalities, but Moc LEAD really made it more open and inviting to share ideas."-Fall 2021 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
"Every Moc LEAD Session exceeded my expectations. I not only learned various leadership skills, but formed meaningful relationships with peers from different positions on campus. I have acquired knowledge that I can now apply to the different organizations that I am involved in."-Spring 2022 Organizational Leadership Graduate
Academic Success and Retention Data
News & Media
Chattanooga 2.0 Article: https://chatt2.org/stories/moc-lead/
UTC News Release: https://bit.ly/2Z8vry3
The Moc LEAD Organizational Leadership Experience Application is available until 4:00pm on Monday, February 6th, 2023.
Apply Now To The Organizational Leadership Experience ►
(Applications are currently live!)
Spring 2023 Moc LEAD
Self-Awareness Experience Information
This experience will be offered again in Fall 2023!
|Session Date||Session Topic|
|February 7th||Framing Our Time Together|
|February 14th||Group-Think and Decision-Making|
|February 21st||Moving Forward|
|February 28th||Leading Change|
|March 7th||Motivation and Recognition|
|March 21st||Conflict Resolution|
|March 28th||Recruitment and Retention|
|April 4th||Executive Board Transistions|
|April 18th||Graduation Celebration and Reception (Business Casual Attire)|
*The February 7th Session takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All Other Sessions 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
For more information on Moc LEAD, email Daniel Grzesik, Director of Leadership Development and Programs at [email protected] or call 423-425-4184. You may also email the Moc LEAD Coordinators, Trinity Carroll ([email protected]) or I'mani Dukes ([email protected]).