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
"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
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 Self-Awareness Experience Application is available until 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 14th.
Apply Now To The Self-Awareness Experience
(Applications are currently live!)
Fall 2021 Moc LEAD
Organizational Leadership Experience Information
This experience will be offered again in spring 2022!
Self-Awareness Experience Information
||Session Topic and Location
||Leadership 101 (In-person)
||Goal Setting and Motivation (In-person)
||Your Leadership Preferences (In-person)
||Communication Styles (In-person)
||Management of Your Time (Virtual)
||Public Speaking (In-person)
||Leaders and Integrity (Virtual)
||Applying Leadership to Your Resume (Virtual)
||Putting It All Together/Lessons Learned (In-person)
||Graduation Celebration and Reception (In-person)
*All Sessions Occur From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.*
Detailed information about the Self-Awareness Experience can be found at: Complete Moc LEAD Self-Awareness Leadership Experience Details
Moc LEAD Graduates