Events

Goering Center-specific updates regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 23, 2020

In support of the directives issued by Governor Dewine, Governor Beshear and the University of Cincinnati, The Goering Center has postponed all face-to-face events through May 31. A schedule of virtual events is being developed to support our members at this critical time. We will reschedule postponed events, and re-evaluate future live events, on a rolling 30-day cycle as new information becomes available. View our calendar of events for the most current updates. Please follow this link to contact a Goering Center team member

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Kerry Murray of SpotOn Productions asking question on mic as Carol Butler of Goering Center listens at luncheon table.

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| Ask Our Experts: COVID-19 

Topic: HR Law

A free webinar series for family and private businesses responding to COVID-19. 

Equipping business owners and HR professionals with the latest information needed to manage the impact of the coronavirus on family and privately-owned businesses and their employees

The Goering Center presents Lee Geiger of Graydon Law and Tina Taylor of HR Elements to discuss the state of COVID-19, its issues and impact, as of March 31.

March 31, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Webinar Series

Webinar Series| Ask Our Experts: COVID-19 

Topic: What Leaders Need to Know Now: Leading Rapid Change Part 1 

A free webinar series for family and private businesses responding to COVID-19. 

According to Goldman Sachs survey this month, 87% of small businesses are not prepared with contingency plans in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.   Leaders are experiencing unprecedented challenges they have never faced before. In What Leaders Need to Know Now: Leading Rapid Change Part I, leaders will gain an understanding of the external and internal analysis process needed to rapidly find solutions and set new vision and plans to lead their teams forward.

April 1, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Webinar Series

Webinar Series| Ask Our Experts: COVID-19 

Topic: Sales & Marketing – Balancing Compassion with Results

A free webinar series for family and private businesses responding to COVID-19. 

The Goering Center presents Pam Beigh, CEO of SalesCORE, and Amy Connor, president and owner of CMO OnLoan, as they help sales and marketing leaders balance compassion with results. Pam and Amy will outline the mission-critical focus items for sales and marketing over the next 30, 60 and 90 days, and help participants think about an action plan that will keep teams focused, accountable and motivated.

April 2, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Webinar Series

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Luncheon Series | Welcome to the Jungle: Your Amazon Survival Guide

Feeling the Amazons of the world breathing down your back is scary and brings added pressure to your business.  Join our panel of experts to create a survival guide that will help you navigate the business jungle.  From innovation to collaboration, get the tools to build an economic moat around your business.

April 23, 2020
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront

CANCELED: Roundtable Overview

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.

May 7, 2020

CANCELED: 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.

May 14, 2020

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Educational Social Hour | Sustainability Done Right

Sustainable business practices are a key contributor to growth, and an important competitive advantage. Yet well-intended businesses often find themselves stalled on the path to sustainability. Jump start your sustainability efforts among like-minded business owners who want to do well by doing good.

May 21, 2020
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden: Hops Beer Garden

Luncheon Series | They're Not a Pizza Company!

They’re a tech company that sells pizza! Just like another local tech company that washes cars. Both businesses use technology to differentiate themselves, and you can, too. Motivate your teams to stop viewing technology as a cost center, and start embracing it to get excited about the possibilities.

June 4, 2020
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Grand Ballroom
6 East 5th St., Covington, KY 41011

Overview Breakfast | Communication and Culture Institute

Join our complimentary overview breakfast to explore if the Communication & Culture Institute is the right next step for your organization.

June 11, 2020
7:30 to 9:30 a.m. 
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

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.

June 18, 2020
7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

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

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.

August 13, 2020
7:30 a.m. to Noon
Goering Center, Room 359
225 Calhoun St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Communication & Culture Institute

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. 

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

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.

Events

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. 
Venue TBD

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

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.

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

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.

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

Overview Breakfast | Next Generation Institute®

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.

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

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

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.

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

Ed Forum | Lift!

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.

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

Roundtable Overview

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.

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

Luncheon Series | Families Who Talk, Profit

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.

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

Breakfast Series | Cincinnati: Economic Benchmarking

The Goering Center has a 10 year vision: to make Greater Cincinnati an economic benchmark region and the Goering Center — including all its member businesses and corporate partners — is a reason why. Join us to learn the results of our 2020 Economic Impact study featuring the team from the University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center.

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

Workshop | The Digital Imperative

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.

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

Next Generation Institute

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.

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

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.

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