Core Membership

The value of being a Goering Center member is the collaboration. Whether you founded the company or are leading one, it can be a lonely place. Here, we learn from each other. I stay involved because of my personal quest to be evergreen. I always want to be better.

Joe Motz, The Motz Corporation

Goering Center Core Members are family and private businesses that aspire to grow and thrive in an ever changing environment. The Goering Center supports their growth through excellence in education and training, connections to a network of skilled professionals and resources, and a caring community of peers and like-minded professionals.

Benefits of Core Membership

As a Core Member, your first year membership fee of $1,200 includes:

  • A Member Alignment Profile, or MAP
  • The Principles Course
  • Complimentary Admissions to each of our Member Breakfasts.

New members also receive a complimentary subscription to the Business Courier.

Member Alignment Profile (MAP)

The Member Alignment Profile is a service offered to Goering Center members and is based on the 10 best practices of enduring family and private businesses. It is an online, anonymous survey to be completed by everyone who is important to the success of your business: owners, key employees, and if a family business, family members working inside and outside of your organization. This tool provides critical knowledge to your business success. Results indicate how well your team is aligned with your company’s mission, goals and ownership priorities.

Principles Course

This workshop helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organization. You will learn how to leverage Goering Center resources and tools to survive challenging times and create successful strategies for future leaders.

Virtual session time
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Register for an upcoming Principles Course session:
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For additional information on Core Membership, please contact David Miller, Membership Director, at 513-556-5648 or


The best learning opportunities at the Goering Center occur when members learn from their peers. Our Executive Roundtables provide this forum. Eight to ten members meet in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust and openness to share in each other’s business, family and personal experiences. Trained moderators guide discussions and the group functions as trusted advisors who spark ideas and guide better decisions.

For more information, or to join a Roundtable, contact Lisa Jonas, Programs Director, at 513-556-7403 or