7.5.2024 12:00 – 12.6.2024 18:00




HHJ Course in English


Keskuskauppakamari← Takaisin

FULL Certified Board Member Course in English 2024/05 Helsinki

Many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are run by the entrepreneurs themselves. The success of the company is based on the critical skills and the vast personal efforts of the entrepreneur. However, an SME faces various challenges at different stages of development, such as change of ownership, generation change, internationalization, fast growth, market disorders, and other turning points. In these situations, the entrepreneur, the owners, and the investors need advisors who are experienced in those changes and the business areas in question. The best way to bind these advisors to the company is by appointing them as board members. 

Very often entrepreneurs and companies do not know enough such advisors to appoint to the board. Meanwhile, there are many advisors who know several business areas but lack an understanding of what board work includes and what the responsibilities are. This is one of the typical reasons why advisors are afraid to join a board of an SME. 

Tampere Chamber of Commerce and a regional development organization for board work Hallituspartnerit ry have conceived and developed a training program to solve those issues. It is called the Certified Board Member (CBM) program, (Hyväksytty hallituksen jäsen - HHJ in Finnish) The innovative aspect of the CBM program is to combine two main issues and activate an unused or underused resource in a company. The first main issue is to spread knowledge about board work to people involved. The second is to introduce board work advisors and entrepreneurs to each other. The final objective is to get the board significantly involved in promoting the success and development of the company. 

The Certified Board Member (HHJ) Course is suitable for:

  • activating and developing board work
  • those who are already doing board work 
  • those who are considering doing board work
  • entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to make better use of board work
  • those who want to expand their knowledge of board work in Finland and in Finnish companies

The Course deals with the composition, role, responsibilities, risk management and working methods of the board (reporting, strategy work, remuneration systems), especially from the perspective of an SME and in a practical way using company examples.


Program: Certified Board Member Course in English // 7.5. - 12.6.2024

Please follow this link to register: Certified Board Member Course Spring-Summer 2024 (kauppakamari.fi)

Tuesday 7.5.2024, 12.0018.00 // First Period: Good governance
Keskuskauppakamari, Alvar Aallonkatu 5, Helsinki

  • Owners, board, management
  • Duties and legal responsibilities of the Board and its members
  • Towards a professional government

Tuesday 14.5.2024, 12.0018.00 // Second Period: Organization of the Board and the work of the Board
Keskuskauppakamari,Alvar Aallonkatu 5, Helsinki

  • Board organization; assembly and formation
  • Organization of board work and prerequisites for effective board work
  • Teamwork guidelines

Wednesday 22.5.2024, 12.00–18.00 // Third Period: Strategy work
Keskuskauppakamari, Alvar Aallonkatu 5, Helsinki

  • Introduction to strategic thinking
  • Strategic planning, how to create future and success
  • The role of the Board in building strategy

Tuesday 28.5.2023, 12.00–17.00 // Team work

  • The aim is to get acquainted with the ownership, management and operations of the target company and to consider the company's future strategies and the added value of board work.
  • Three target companies are selected among the CBM Course participants for the team work.

Wednesday 12.6.2024, 12.00–18.30 // Fourth Period: Monitoring and control of the company's finances
Keskuskauppakamari, Alvar Aallonkatu 5, Helsinki

  • Review of the team work
  • Monitoring and control of the company's finances
  • Issuance of Course certificates
  • Cocktails


You can choose for each period wether you participate on-site or online. To ensure the best participant experience, we recommend participating on-site. 

CBM Team work: The Course includes a team work afternoon that is between periods 3 and 4 of the program. It is an excellent opportunity for a portfolio company to have access to an Advisory board for one day and thereby reflect on the company’s future strategies and the added value of board work. Three target companies are selected  among Course participants for the team work.

Participation fees: For participants of member companies of the Chambers of Commerce 2150 € + VAT. 24%, Regular price 2600 € + VAT 24%. We will be happy to make a package offer if your company has several participants in the Course. Please note that places are limited (25) and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Payment and cancellation policy: We will charge the participation fee at the beginning of the course. Free cancellation is possible no later than 7 days before the first period of the course. Subsequent cancellations will be charged 50 % of the participation fee. If necessary, the place can be transferred to another participant.

Finland Chamber of Commerce
Karoliina Korhonen
tel. + 358 50 327 4577


Please follow this link below to register: Certified Board Member Course Spring-Summer 2024 (kauppakamari.fi)