Goering Center Programs

Attendees listen to a speaker at a Goering Center event

At the Goering Center, we offer a variety of educational programs to help you connect, learn and grow alongside other family and private business leaders.

While our institutes are the annually-recurring pillars of our curriculum, at our single-day events, multi-day events, and workshops you will hear from subject matter experts on topical issues, and collaborate with and learn from family and private businesses facing the same challenges you are.

Every program we offer is designed to provide you with knowledge, connection and community.

Do you have a recommendation for a great topic, speaker, or presentation? Tell us about it!

Download to complete and submit the form below by emailing it back to Kamela.Barrier@uc.edu. The Program Committee will review these submissions for consideration at the Annual Retreat in June where programming for the following calendar year is set.

Single-Day Programs

Breakfast Series

Breakfasts are geared towards family and private business-specific topics and oftentimes include a panel of business leaders, who share their own experiences.

Core members receive three complimentary breakfast entries with their membership. 

Luncheon Series

Greater Cincinnati business leaders come together for an informative program covering the topics that are trending in the business world. You’ll hear from local CEOs, expert advisors and featured speakers, as they share their insights and perspectives on growing successful enterprises and enduring family and private businesses.

Multi-Day Programs

Multi-Day Programs can be virtual or in-person and are designed around topics or skills that can be modular, but represent parts of a whole. Typically these center around practical skills like developing financial acumen or comfort with setting pricing. Multi-Day Programs may or may not be annually recurring.

Becoming a Best Place to Work: An Action Plan for Leadership is built especially, but not only, for resource-constrained companies who value and want the impact a great culture delivers. Best places to work are the result of a strong business culture. Culture is in fact the most critical component to business success. It may also be the most undervalued and underrepresented area of a business. It's hard for growing businesses to provide the leadership and resources needed to intentionally shape their culture. But cultures will develop on their own, and if left alone, may produce unintended and undesirable outcomes. 

Gain the methods, messaging, and tools to negotiate from a position of power and strength. Say goodbye to fear-based pricing and unnecessary discounting and hello to courageous pricing conversations, higher prices, and improved profits.

Too often, next generation successors and rising leaders are completely left out of and/or are overwhelmed by business finance conversations. In this program, new and emerging leaders become empowered to understand their company's financial data, giving them the confidence to engage in the conversation and make better business decisions.


Interactive workshops are developed specifically for adult learners who appreciate a hands-on and practical approach to learning a new skill or opportunity for their business. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves, engage with other members and participate in activities that reinforce the practices behind the theories.

Are you ready to elevate your sales game to the next level? Welcome to "Cracking the Code: The Art of Opening the Doors in Modern Selling," an advanced workshop tailored for sales professionals and leaders looking to sharpen their skills and stay ahead of the curve in today's dynamic marketplace.

This is a deep dive into the nuances and intricacies of modern selling, designed for individuals who are already well-versed in the fundamentals and are hungry for advanced strategies and techniques.

Through a combination of interactive exercises, role-playing scenarios, and personalized coaching, participants will delve into the complexities of the buyer-centric marketplace and emerge with actionable insights to enhance their approach and drive tangible results.