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.

Every Family's Business 

Oct. 22, 2020 | Noon to 1:30 p.m. | Virtual Luncheon 

How will the voting shares in your family business transition? Prepare to unlearn everything you thought you knew about business succession planning as the author of the all-time best-selling book on the subject shares his contrarian and thought-provoking ideas. With more than 1 million copies sold, Every Family’s Business is guaranteed to begin the most important family conversations of a lifetime.

Sponsored by: Brixey & Meyer, U.S. Bank/Ascent Private Capital Management, USI

These Three Things: The Power to Connect 

Nov. 4, 2020 | 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. | Virtual Breakfast 

One of the biggest challenges that leaders face is determining how to effectively create a culture that motivates others to be their very best. Become a leader that inspires! Join veteran coaches, Paul Heagen and Linda Gravett, for this interactive breakfast that will help you discover the three things that give you the power to connect with people and create the highest level of engagement.

Sponsored by: Clark Schaefer Hackett, Cors & Bassett, KeyBank

The Digital Imperative

Nov. 5, 2020 | 8:00 to Noon | Virtual Workshop 

The world of business has changed overnight. The convergence of technologies, platforms, evolving business models and automation are compelling business owners to adapt faster. The need for innovation, digital transformation and agile performance are quickly becoming an imperative for survival. The answer? Adapt by adopting a mindset that serves the digital imperative.

Sponsored by: Fifth Third Bank, MCM CPAs & Advisors, RSM

Overview: Next Generation Institute 

Nov. 10, 2020 | 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. | Virtual Event

The Goering Center is hosting a complimentary Overview for the Next Generation Institute, to provide an opportunity for current and successive generations to explore this program. 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.

Sponsored by: Modern Office Methods/Full Service Networking, Schueler Group, Wells Fargo

Special thank you to KPG Creative, our virtual event production partner for making this virtual event possible.

Principles Course

Nov. 19, 2020 | 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. | Virtual Event

The Principles Course provides an interactive introduction to Goering Center goals and tools, allowing new members to learn how to best leverage our resources and prioritize the time they invest with us in order to maximize the return on their membership investment. The Principles Course is included with a company’s first year of membership, but veteran members are welcomed and encouraged to participate too. Owners are advised to bring members of the their management teams, as well as family members who are working in or have ownership interest in the business.

Next Generation Institute

Jan. 2021 (Kick Off) | Virtual Event

Begin your succession journey with the Goering Center. At our flagship institute, We shine a light on the issues family business owners, and their successors, could not anticipate in a caring, supportive environment. 

Sessions are conducted by experts in law, transition planning, valuation, tax, accounting and finance, contingency planning, communication and the dynamics of families in business together. We feature guest speakers from regional family businesses who want to share their succession experience, and a team of volunteers support each family, making the program content relevant and actionable.

Special thank you to KPG Creative, our virtual event production partner for making this virtual event possible.