Goering Center Events Calendar

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In support of the directives issued by Governor Dewine, Governor Beshear and the University of Cincinnati, and with the well-being of our staff and members in mind, the Goering Center has canceled all face-to-face events through the end of 2020. We have instead developed a schedule of virtual events to continue to support our members at this critical time.

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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.

Conscious Leadership: Using the Enneagram to Develop Emotional Intelligence 

August 13, 2020
8:00 a.m. to Noon

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 virtual 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 17, 2020 (Kick-Off)
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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

August 20, 2020
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

The Principles Course helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organization. New members join together to learn how to leverage Goering Center resources to help them prioritize the time invested in their 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.

Blindsided by the Ones You Trust

August 25, 2020
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

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.

Roundtable Overview

August 27, 2020

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.

Principles Course

September 17, 2020
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

The Principles Course helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organization. New members join together to learn how to leverage Goering Center resources to help them prioritize the time invested in their 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 | Next Generation Institute®

September 22, 2020
8:00 to 9:30 a.m. 

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 the Next Generation Institute can help you prepare for transition and success.

Innovation: It's Not Just for the Big Guys

September 24, 2020

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.

Lift!

October 8, 2020
8:00 to Noon

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

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.

Every Family's Business 

October 22, 2020
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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.

These Three Things: The Power to Connect 

November 4, 2020
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

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.

The Digital Imperative

November 5, 2020
8:00 a.m. to Noon

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)

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.

Principles Course

November 19, 2020
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

The Principles Course helps family and private businesses understand the unique dynamics within their organization. New members join together to learn how to leverage Goering Center resources to help them prioritize the time invested in their 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.