Goering Center Events Calendar

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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. Our single-day events, multi-day workshops and annual awards event let you hear from subject matter experts, collaborate with and learn from family and private businesses facing the same challenges you are.

Beyond Words with Dr. Wendy Leborgne

Jan. 28, 2021 | 11:30 - 1:30 | Virtual Lunchtime Series

In March 2020, the paradigm for how we communicate shifted in an instant. Many found themselves unprepared for the unknown communication challenges that a virtual world presents. In "Beyond Words", Dr. Wendy Leborgne explores our communication styles, and the unintended consequences that play out in a virtual world. We'll tackle the challenges of online communicating and leave with actionable takeaways that will improve how we relate to one another, while putting our best foot forward both personally and professionally. 

Overview - Leadership Development Institute

Feb. 11, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 | Virtual Event

Whether you own your company today, are the potential successor, or aspire to a senior leadership role, the Leadership Development Institute was designed for you. At this complimentary overview, you will explore what distinguishes "LDI" from other leadership programs in town, meet other aspiring leaders, and get all the details you need regarding application, pricing and expectations for participation and graduation.

Overview - Roundtables

Feb. 17, 2021 | 8:30 - 11:30 | Virtual Event

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.

2021 Economic Forecast with Connor Lokar

Feb. 18, 2021 | 9:00 - 12:00 | Virtual Event

Last year we introduced you to Connor Lokar, protégé of Alan Beaulieu. Back for a repeat performance in 2021, Connor will share the best economic intelligence to help you reduce risk and drive practical and profitable business decisions.

Leadership Development Institute 

March 10, 2021 (Kick Off) | Virtual Event

 When leaders perform at their highest levels, organizations make giant strides forward. Whether you currently lead a business, a team, or aspire to lead both, the Leadership Development Institute will help you maximize your effectiveness. Guided by an expert facilitator, you will focus your learning on multiple leadership disciplines: understanding self, working with others, building teams and problem solving.

Sessions are challenging, clear, interactive and practical, leaving you energized and inspired to inspire others.  If you are ready to create an organization where people want to do their best, then you are ready for the Leadership Development Institute.

Cincinnati-based Leadership Excelleration developed the Leadership Development Institute exclusively for Goering Center members. IN a unique format, seasoned CEOs and presidents work side by side with emerging leaders. This mix of tested experience and fresh perspectives energizes and inspires participants while forming strong bonds across family and private business in our region.  

Overview - Business Boards Institute

March 17, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 | Virtual Event

A high performance board creates a tremendous advantage in your efforts to achieve long-term prosperity and success. Join us for this complimentary Overview to discover if the Business Boards Institute can help you propel your business forward.

Coaching from Above with Keith Wilson 

March 25, 2021 | 7:30 - 9:30 | Virtual Breakfast Series

Giving critical feedback is one of the most difficult parts of being a leader. This interactive workshop will give you the skills necessary to empower your team by inspiring you to deliver feedback that brings life and empowerment to others compared to causing them to feel exposed or ashamed.

Principles Course

April 7, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 | Virtual Event

The Principles Course is a 90-minute orientation session with other new members. You will connect in a save haven environment, where you will share you concerns, and your goals, and come away with a new sense of purpose and community. 

Principles Course

Aug. 5, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 | Goering Center, Room 369

The Principles Course is a 90-minute orientation session with other new members. You will connect in a save haven environment, where you will share you concerns, and your goals, and come away with a new sense of purpose and community. 

Principles Course

Nov. 4, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 | Goering Center, Room 369

The Principles Course is a 90-minute orientation session with other new members. You will connect in a save haven environment, where you will share you concerns, and your goals, and come away with a new sense of purpose and community. 


NEW - Goering Center Video Showcase

Extend the value of your Goering Center membership with everyone in your organization. Select virtual events are now available, on demand.

Lift! 2020

Help your team see what’s possible. Each of the five speakers at the 2020 Lift! conference will challenge you to interact and dive deep on topics that matter, right now. Share the videos with your teams, and make time for discussion after. Speakers include: Marianne Lewis, Dean, Lindner College of Business, “Leading and Thriving Through Tension;” Darice Michelle Thompson, Designed for Destiny, “Embracing Diversity;” Scott McGohan, McGohan Brabender, “Culture is an Inside Job;” Amanda Hill, Female Forward, “The Three Keys to Building an Enduring Brand;” Wendy LeBorgne, Voice Pathologist, Speaker, Author, “Why Your Communication Quotient Matters.”  Explore Lift 2020.

Next Generation Institute

Join us to discover if the Next Generation Institute can help you and your future generation with the process of preparing for transition and success. 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. Hear from our experts, and NGI graduates – including Graeter’s and Larosa’s. Is it time to begin your succession journey? Explore the Next Generation Institute.