As part of its mission to "promote higher education in the Greater Cincinnati Area", GCCCU strives to provide quality professional development events and resources for the faculty and staff at its member institutions. Through the efforts of a variety of committees, GCCCU sponsors annual faculty development workshops, seminars and conferences for full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty as well as the annual Celebration of Teaching honoring the teaching award winners from each member institution.
GCCCU co-sponsors the Annual Academic Leaders Conference and Regional Higher Education Conference with the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education.
GCCCU also sponsors professional development events aimed at enhancing the leadership, customer service and personal development of staff at the GCCCU member institutions.
Through these efforts, GCCCU seeks to strengthen the educational and administrative elements of each institution to improve higher education as a whole.
Every year, GCCCU has over 1000 faculty and staff from its seventeen member institutions participate in its faculty and staff development events.