Events Calendar

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.

Principles Course

This half-day workshop helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organizations. Sessions are offered throughout the year.

August 8, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Communication & Culture Institute: Kickoff Session

It's well documented that a company's culture can directly impact revenue and profits – for better, or for worse. But it takes self-awareness, skill development, and above all, practice, to positively impact your bottom line.

At the heart of every healthy culture are leaders who can communicate effectively. Whether you are working to transform a toxic culture, or trying to go from good to great, the Communication & Culture Institute will equip you and your team to inspire meaningful change.

2019 Session Dates: Aug. 21, Sept. 4, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30
7:30 a.m. to Noon
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Core Member Breakfast | Get Paid Like You Are Excellent: Shift Your Pricing Paradigm to Radically Boost Profits

Does your business lack pricing power? Are you projecting to the marketplace that you are merely good, average, or mediocre?

Join Casey Brown's interactive workshop to learn how you can shift your pricing paradigm to radically boost profitability. You will leave fearless about raising prices and gain the confidence you need to get paid what you're worth.

August 27, 2019
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246

Roundtable Overview Meeting 

The Goering Center will host a complimentary Roundtable Overview. Participants will experience a “trial” roundtable meeting to see if a roundtable is right for them.

The best learning opportunities at the Goering Center are when members learn from their peers. Our Executive Roundtables provide this opportunity. Eight to ten members meet in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust and openness to share each other’s business, family and personal experiences.

August 29, 2019
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
255 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

20th Annual Family & Private Business Awards

Join us Downtown for our annual awards event to celebrate successful family and private businesses in the Greater Cincinnati region.

September 10, 2019
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
JACK Casino
1000 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Social & Learning Event | Rediscover Purpose: In Your Life, In Your Job and In Your Company

Hit the pause button and come out to New Riff Distillery where two great storytellers, Mackey McNeill and Paul Daugherty, will share the moments in life that impacted their journey. Within those stories, you'll find nuggets that can rejuvenate, and maybe even redefine, the purpose in your life. Bring your friends and co-workers to this fun and relaxing event.

September 19, 2019
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
New Riff Distillery
24 Distillery Way, Newport, KY 41073

Overview Breakfast | Next Generation Institute®

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

Join us to discover if NGI can help you and your future generation with the process of preparing for transition and success.

September 24, 2019
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Educational Forum | Lift 2020

Lift 2020 is a first-of-its kind event, bringing together experts from across our rich learning community, focused on one explicit purpose: lifting your organization to achieve your vision for the benefit of all of us.

Join us for a high-energy, high impact, half-day session that will help you close the year out strong, and suit up for a stellar start to a decade of lift.

October 3, 2019
7:30 a.m. to Noon
Kingsgate Conference Center
151 Goodman St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Roundtable Overview Meeting

The Goering Center will host a complimentary Roundtable Overview. Participants will experience a “trial” roundtable meeting to see if a roundtable is right for them.

The best learning opportunities at the Goering Center are when members learn from their peers. Our Executive Roundtables provide this opportunity. Eight to ten members meet in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust and openness to share each other’s business, family and personal experiences.

October 15, 2019
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
255 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Principles Course

This half-day workshop helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organizations. Sessions are offered throughout the year.

October 17, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Luncheon Series | How to Grow Your Business: The Reality Vs. the Dream

The entrepreneurial spirit will explore the boundaries and dare to dream. People like Seth Morgan, CEO of MLA Companies, will bring a dose of reality. Mr. Morgan breaks down the financial drivers and influencers that impact your business's ability to grow to the next level.

Do you have what it takes and what are some impending roadblocks to consider? This program is ideal for the entire management team and just in time to get you thinking, and preparing, for the new decade.

October 24, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246

Core Member Breakfast | Finish Big: How to Make Your Retirement Meaningful (ESOP & Legacy Options)

Family and private businesses spend most of their time creating and growing a business. But if you want to finish big, you have to work on your end-game.

Come to our members'-only breakfast and hear from a panel of business owners who each took a different approach to transitioning their business.  You'll leave with actionable steps to help you decide what's best for your business and family.

November 7, 2019
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246

Next Generation Institute®: Kickoff Session

In this deeply engaging eight-session half day forum we show current and successive generations of your family business how to prepare and gradually transition roles and ownership when you're ready.

2019-20 Session Dates: Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 10, Apr. 21, May 12, June 9
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246

Principles Course

This half-day workshop helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organizations. Sessions are offered throughout the year.

November 14, 2019
7:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219