Through a generous endowment, the Goering Center for Family and Private Business was founded at the University of Cincinnati with the mission to improve the vitality of family and private firms throughout the region. John Goering continues to support our mission as a continuing benefactor and active board member. Read More
"As family-owned businesses pass ownership from one generation to the next, strategic planning is critically important. It helps align family ownership with management, and defines the core family values and survival vision for the business. These become the foundation for performance goals that unify the family with its short and long term business objectives." Mike LaRosa, CEO, LaRosa's, Inc. Read More
"The Leadership Development Institute taught us how to identify the type of leaders we are and how to structure our communication more effectively with people who have different personality types. We also learned how to improve our relationships with our customers." Tara Steinhauser Halpin, President, Steinhauser, Inc. Read More
"The Goering Center has helped me to understand myself, my management and our staff better. It has made a significant and immediate impact on the way we plan and a better bottom line has resulted." Jonathan Theders, President, Clark-Theders Insurance Agency Read More
"In these challenging times, creating and implementing a strategic plan is not an option. Getting the right help with proven processes makes this mission possible." Paul Verst, CEO, Verst Group Logistics Read More
2013 Family & Private Business Awards Read More
The Goering Center for Family & Private Business, at the University of Cincinnati, is a leading educational and informational resource center for family and closely held businesses. Membership in the Goering Center benefits businesses of every size and industry. As a member business, everyone on your staff is a welcome constituent. Together, you can attend programs, meet the "who's who" of the Cincinnati area family and private business owners who enjoy sharing their stories and learning from one another.
With the intent of accelerating business growth and sustaining family business harmony, the Goering Center can help you address the unique and critical issues facing firms of all sizes including:
|Succession Planning||Leadership Development|
|Communication Techniques||Compensation Issues|
|Strategic Planning||Advisory Boards|
|Governance Issues||Conflict Resolutions|
The Goering Center has one of the leading programs in the country, preparing the Next Generation of family business owners to manage the family firm. The Family Business Principles Course is your key to developing a common vocabulary, language, model, and understanding of what makes family business unique. Our Leadership Development Institute is designed to address the unique challenges faced by those leading a family business. And the Strategic Business Planning Institute will allow your team to take away an implementable plan on a few pages, not a two-inch binder. At the Goering Center we can help you create an outside board through our Business Board Institute.
MEMBERSHIP: Three types of membership classifications assure a diverse and rewarding learning and networking opportunity at the Goering Center. Learn more about membership.
SAFE HAVEN POLICY: The Goering Center respects the privacy of our members, and provides a safe-haven environment. Members agree not to market to or solicit other members, but are encouraged to buy from each other. Names, addresses, and contact information are strictly confidential and are to be used only for member-to-member communications.
Phone: 513-556-7185 Email: Goering@uc.edu
May 21, 2013: Executive Luncheon Seminar: Understanding Banking Trends and Their Impact on your Business - 11:30 – 1:30, Crowne Plaza, Blue Ash – Learn how economic changes impact the decisions made by area banks and how they may impact your banking relationships. Panelists include Mike Michael, President, Fifth Third Bank; Kay Geiger, President, PNC Bank; Mike Prescott, President, US Bank; and Tom Schlehuber, President, KeyBank. Register here.
Principles Course - Monthly - Select one of the following dates: June 19, July 17, August 21 - Principles Course - 7:30 - 11:30 - Goering Center - Locartion to be announced.
Designed to help you develop a common vocabulary, language, model and understanding of what makes family businesses unique. For additional information about the Principles Course and to register, click here.