Attendees listen to a speaker at a Goering Center event

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.

Core Member Breakfasts

The Goering Center offers complimentary breakfasts to Core Members. These exclusive breakfasts ensure members receive unbiased information relevant to their businesses.

Breakfasts are geared towards family and private business topics and many times a panel of business leaders share their experiences. Topics include innovation in the workplace, growth strategies, health care reform, fraud prevention, and more.

Luncheon Series

Cincinnati area business leaders come together for an informative program covering the topics trending in the business world. You’ll hear from local CEOs, expert advisors and featured speakers, as they share their insights and perspectives on growing successful enterprises and enduring family and private businesses.

Educational Forums

Our half-day educational forums take a deeper dive in to the unique challenges that family and private businesses encounter. Subject matter experts address key issues including strategic planning, family councils, effective family communication, estate planning and wealth transfer. You’ll walk away from these interactive workshops with actionable steps to move your business and family forward.


The Goering Center brings national and regional experts to the stage, providing insights on leadership, economics, and business strategies. Participants are challenged to apply critical thinking and see their businesses through a new lens. The annual economic symposium has featured world renowned economist Dr. Alan Beaulieu and internationally-known speaker Neil Rackham.

Aileron events

The Goering Center is happy to partner with Aileron to host a variety of workshops and programs each year. Aileron is a non-profit organization with the goal of helping private-business owners find greater success. These programs are facilitated by Aileron advisors, who are former business owners and leaders who have experienced similar challenges as attendees. Register for one of these programs today to gain tools that can advance your business. The Goering Center thanks Aileron, whose intellectual property provides the basis for these events.