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.

Current year events and links to registration are listed below. Our most popular recorded events are also accessible through our VIDEO SHOWCASE.

We also encourage you to download our single-page EVENTS FLYER for reference.

Overview - Roundtables

May 19, 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.

Diverse & Inclusive: Your Competitive Advantage

May 20, 2021 | 8:00 - 12:00 | Live Workshop | Goering Center, Room 359

"Leveraging the power of a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, innovation and business outcomes." Judy Ellis SVP, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory, AMS, will explore with you the proven business benefits of diversity and inclusion relative to profits, performance, decision-making, creativity and innovation, and will help you define how to evolve your team to reap those benefits.

This will be our first IN-PERSON event of 2021 and will take place at our Goering Center location. In order to ensure the safety of all, we will be following the UC Covid guidelines if effect at the time of the workshop. Currently, class size will be limited to 50% capacity for the room, masks will be required, and social distance guidelines will be in place relative to seating.

Harvard Business Review's Family Business Handbook: How to Build and Sustain a Successful, Enduring Enterprise

June 3 | 11:30 - 1:30 | T.M. Berry Friendship Park Pavilion

It's challenging to navigate the complex decisions and critical relationships necessary to create and sustain a healthy family business, and a business family. Josh Baron, author, educator, and family business consultant, will help you explore the family business you know but don't always understand when he presents new insights from his book just published with the Harvard Business Review. We'll focus on the power of family ownership – to destroy or sustain – taking a deep dive into the "Five Rights of Family Owners."

Registration includes a copy of HBR’s Family Business Handbook.

Overview - Business Boards Institute 

July 28, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 | Goering Center, Room 359

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. 

Principles Course

Aug. 5, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 | Goering Center, Room 359

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. 

Conscious Leadership: Using the Enneagram to Develop Emotional Intelligence

Sep. 30, 2021 | 8:00 - Noon | Workshop | Venue TBD

It can be hard to understand why people act the way they do, yet their behavior is the single biggest factor influencing the success of every business. 

Take this half-day workshop to explore the hidden motivations behind the habitual behaviors that both help us, and get in our way. Leave with a solid understanding of your personal Enneagram type, along with a framework for developing emotional intelligence - the key to long-lasting, transformational change.

Overview - Roundtables

Oct. 20, 2021 | 8:30 - 11:30 | Goering Center, Room 359

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.

Principles Course

Nov. 4, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 | Goering Center, Room 359

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. 


As much as we miss our in-person events, even going virtual has a silver lining: unavailability no longer means you have to miss out on our invaluable knowledge and tools.

We are pleased to offer select programming on demand. Go to our Video Showcase to access our most popular, recorded programs.