Goering Center Events Calendar

Shane Meeker, 22 year veteran at P&G spoken during the Goering’s Luncheon Series at Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, Kentucky, UC/Joseph Fuqua II

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. At our single and multi-day programs, institutes, and community events, hear from subject matter experts and connect, learn, and grow alongside other family and private business leaders.

Download this document for a one-page snapshot of programming throughout the year. Dates and topics subject to change.

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If you have any questions, please contact Kamela Barrier, Director, Programs & Marketing at 513-446-5606 or Kamela.Barrier@uc.edu.

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.


2024 Calendar 

Please note: we will be updating the following events with details as we receive them, so save the dates and check back in due course.

The Overview is an opportunity for participants to experience a "trial" Roundtable meeting to see if joining a Roundtable is right for them.

Our Roundtables provide an opportunity for collaborative peer sharing about strategic and tactical business issues, within the larger context of your personal and family concerns. Consider this your very own board of advisors, whose number-one goal is to help you restore balance.

The Overview is an opportunity to understand how Pricing Power can help deliver high-impact results for your business.

Learn how to grow your confidence to overcome price objections, become adept at rolling out price increases to customers, and expert at selling the true value of your services or products. This five-part series will arm you with the methods, messaging, tools, and confidence to negotiate from a position of power and strength.

Learn how to make the most of your Goering Center membership and be sure to bring along key employees and/or any family members working in the business. This 90-minute program is more than an orientation to the Center and its core offerings, it is your opportunity to meet other new members, build your network, and become part of our business community.

  • Get to know other business leaders who share your concerns and opportunities
  • Learn about our 10 Best Practices - what they mean and how important they are to the success and sustainability of your company;

  • Explore our Member Alignment Profile (MAP) and how it can align your team around your company's mission, goals and ownership priorities.

Most pricing decisions are made from fear, not from confidence.  Most sellers don’t price to win business; they price not to lose. Join us this August for a five-part Pricing Power Series that will arm you with the methods, messaging, tools, and confidence to negotiate from a position of power and strength. This program, heavily focused on application and practice for maximum impact, will help you gain confidence overcoming price objections, become adept at rolling out price increases to customers, and become experts at selling the true value of your services or products. Say goodbye to fear-based pricing and unnecessary discounting and hello to courageous pricing conversations, higher prices, and improved profits.

**Date Change: BBI & BLUEPRINT Overview has been moved from July 24 to August 7**

Advisory boards are game changers for family and private businesses, providing guidance on matters of strategic importance. However, not all businesses have a clear vision for success, strategies to get there, or defined metrics that help them keep score and measure performance. A board of advisors can help with that to ensure accuracy. But, equip that board with a BLUEPRINT, and you have a head start on high-impact results.

Unforeseen disrupters are everywhere demanding that businesses are at once focused and flexible, agile and aligned, in order to stay relevant. No one needs a strategy sitting on their shelf, but every business needs a BLUEPRINT – a simple, clear, easy-to-communicate plan for eliminating roadblocks and executing on a growth plan.

In today’s competitive business landscape, effective marketing is crucial for small business success. However, many business owners find the concept of marketing to be overwhelming. This event will strip away the complexities to offer clear and actionable insights, providing you with the essential tools and knowledge needed to drive real growth in your business.

Whether you're just starting or looking to refine your existing marketing efforts, this event is tailored to meet your needs.

In this deeply engaging program we show current and successive generations of your family business how to prepare and gradually transition roles and ownership when you're ready.

Multiple members of each generation, with the support of expert facilitators, learn:

  • How to create a mutual vision for your family business.
  • How a network of advisors and peers in other family firms can be essential.
  • How an outside board of advisors or directors can be invaluable.
  • Ways to value your business and finance the ownership transaction.
  • How to optimize the legal and tax issues that affect transition.
  • Strategies and techniques to build trust with family, employees and customers.
  • The emotional aspects of transition and how to prepare for them.

The Overview is an opportunity to understand how Financial Fluency can help deliver high-impact results for your business.

Participants learn to accurately read and interpret their financial statements, so they can ask relevant questions regarding that information and forecast easy or challenging financial times. Leaders will see the important connection between company activities, responsibilities, and financial results.

Learn how to make the most of your Goering Center membership and be sure to bring along key employees and/or any family members working in the business. This 90-minute program is more than an orientation to the Center and its core offerings, it is your opportunity to meet other new members, build your network, and become part of our business community.

  • Get to know other business leaders who share your concerns and opportunities
  • Learn about our 10 Best Practices - what they mean and how important they are to the success and sustainability of your company;

  • Explore our Member Alignment Profile (MAP) and how it can align your team around your company's mission, goals and ownership priorities.

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.

When you are leading a family or private business, the pressures and concerns that you shoulder are heavy, and so much is riding on how well you manage that load. Your work life impacts your home life, and your home life impacts your work life, too. All of it affects your health — your physical well-being, and the health of your company’s bottom line. 

Our Executive Roundtables provide an opportunity for collaborative peer sharing about strategic and tactical business issues, within the larger context of your personal and family concerns. Consider this your very own board of advisors, whose number-one goal is to help you restore balance.

The Next Generation Institute (NGI)® is for owners and leaders of family businesses, their successors, and other family members who may or may not work in or have ownership interest in the business. The program shines a light on the issues that most do not anticipate in a caring, supportive environment, while equipping the family to take action when they decide the time is right.


Multi-Day Programs

Learn more about our multi-day programs here, and join us for a complimentary overview.

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.


Cancellation Policy

If an event is canceled due to weather or another emergency, you will be contacted. If the event is on campus, please refer to your local TV, radio, or the College website for more information.