Goering Center Events

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In support of the directives issued by Governor Dewine, Governor Beshear and the University of Cincinnati, the Goering Center has postponed face-to-face events. We developed a schedule of virtual events to support our members at this critical time. We are rescheduling postponed events, and re-evaluating future live events, on a rolling 30-day cycle as new information becomes available. View our calendar of events for the most current updates.

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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.

Webinar Series | Tech's Triumph

A free webinar series for family and private businesses.

June 10, 2020
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

Mike’s is not a car wash…it is a tech company that washes cars. Just like another local tech company – Curiosity – that provides creative services. Both businesses use technology to differentiate themselves, and you can, too. If you’re an owner who needs convincing, or a leader who needs to motivate your management team to stop viewing technology as a cost center, invest 60-minutes in this webinar featuring the business leaders who have made it happen for their own companies – and countless others. Get excited about what’s possible!

Overview Webinar | Communication and Culture Institute

June 17, 2020
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

The Communication and Culture Institute is designed for both family and private businesses by Scroggins Grear. Owners, successors and leadership teams can acquire and practice the skills needed to create a performance-enhancing culture, or change the behavior that is contributing to a dysfunctional culture. Together, you can learn how to use new tools such as charters, councils and communication plans, to design an action plan. Join us to explore if this institute is the right next step for your organization.

Leadership Development Institute 

August 4, 2020 (Kick Off - Again!) 
A.M. & P.M. Sessions 
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Leadership Excelleration Inc. 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. Our program kicked off strong in March, only to be postponed after session one. We will start again in August, offering a makeup class for anyone new who wants to enroll. Just 12 spots are left! Call quick if you are interested. It will fill up fast!

Workshop | Conscious Leadership: Using the Enneagram to Develop Emotional Intelligence 

August 13, 2020
7:30 a.m. to Noon
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
668 W 5th St, Covington, KY 41011

It’s hard to understand why people act the way they do, yet their behavior is the 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.

Communication & Culture Institute

August 18, 2020
7:30 a.m. to Noon
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Designed for both family and private businesses by Scroggins Grear, owners, successors and leadership teams will acquire and practice the skills needed to create a performance-enhancing culture, or change the behavior that is contributing to a dysfunctional culture. Together, you will learn how to design an action plan using business charters, councils and communication plans. 

Principles Course

The Principles Course is a half-day workshop that helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organization. New members come together for the first time to learn how to leverage Goering Center resources — like the Best Practice Alignment Profile — to help them prioritize the time invested in their Goering Center membership. The Principles Course is included with a company’s first year of membership, by veteran members are welcome, too. Owners are encouraged to bring members of the their management teams, as well as family members who are working in or have ownership interest in the business.

August 20, 2020
7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Breakfast Series | Blindsided by the Ones You Trust

Most business owners have a blind spot to detecting fraud and theft committed by trusted employees, or even family members.  We’ve assembled a legal and accounting team that will shine the light on employee theft.  They’ll share what checks and balances you need to have in place to avoid being the next victim of fraud.

August 25, 2020
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Mannor House 
7440 Mason Montgomery Rd., Mason, OH, 45040

Roundtable Overview Meeting

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

August 27, 2020
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 54219

Family and Private Business Awards

September 15, 2020
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Cincinnati Casino 
1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Family and Private Business Awards is a region-wide event designed to showcase the unique successes of Greater Cincinnati’s family and private businesses that have contributed to our economy, community growth, and reflect best business practices.

The awards are intended to embrace the full range of family and private business — large and small, new and old, whether members of the Goering Center or not — as a way to recognize the important role that these enterprises play in the vitality of our region.

Principles Course

September 17, 2020
7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

The Principles Course is a half-day workshop that helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organization. New members come together for the first time to learn how to leverage Goering Center resources — like the Best Practice Alignment Profile — to help them prioritize the time invested in their Goering Center membership. The Principles Course is included with a company’s first year of membership, by veteran members are welcome, too. Owners are encouraged to bring members of the their management teams, as well as family members who are working in or have ownership interest in the business.

Overview Breakfast | Next Generation Institute®

September 22, 2020
7:30 to 9:30 a.m. 
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

The Next Generation Institute® is for owners and leaders of family businesses, their successors, and other family members who may or may not work in or have ownership interest in the business. They come to tackle the tough questions together, have difficult conversations, and gain a holistic perspective on the succession journey. Join us to discover if NGI can help you prepare for transition and success.

Educational Social Hour | Innovation: It's Not Just for the Big Guys

September 24, 2020
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Braxton Brewing Company
27 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011

How will companies survive this time of rapid change and shifting customer expectations? Innovation is key to thriving in the 21st Century. But what exactly is innovation and how can small businesses incorporate it as part of their operational DNA? Connect with members to discuss how to incorporate innovation into business culture.

Ed Forum | Lift!

October 8, 2020
7:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Venue TBD

2020 is rich with opportunity to elevate our vision of success: as individual companies, and collectively, as a community that wants to make Greater Cincinnati an economic benchmark region. Join us for a high-energy, high impact, half-day session that will help you close the year out strong and inspire your team to lift your organization.

Roundtable Overview

October 15, 2020
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

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

Luncheon Series | Every Family's Business 

October 22, 2020
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cincinnati Marriot at Rivercenter
10 W Rivercenter Blvd., Covington, KY 41011

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.

Breakfast Series | These Three Things: The Power to Connect 

November 4, 2020
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
2145 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207

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.

Workshop | The Digital Imperative

November 5, 2020
7:30 a.m. to Noon
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

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.

Next Generation Institute

November 10, 2020 (Kick Off)
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246

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.

Eight half-day sessions take place monthly, Nov. through June.

Principles Course

November 19, 2020
7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

The Principles Course is a half-day workshop that helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organization. New members come together for the first time to learn how to leverage Goering Center resources — like the Best Practice Alignment Profile — to help them prioritize the time invested in their Goering Center membership. The Principles Course is included with a company’s first year of membership, by veteran members are welcome, too. Owners are encouraged to bring members of the their management teams, as well as family members who are working in or have ownership interest in the business.