The CSA strengthen and enhance the integrity of the chief of staff profession through rigorous education from Oxford University, peer learning and professional certification.
The CSA advance connections to achieve immediate outcomes and create the ideal conditions in which influential, long-term authentic relationships can be formed.
The CSA is your community of peers who together build strength, confidence and resilience: extraordinary people with extraordinary access across the globe.
New & Aspiring Chiefs of Staff.
Associate Membership is ideal for the next generation of chiefs of staff looking to kickstart their career or elevate their influence.
Experienced Chiefs of Staff
Membership is for experienced chief of staff professionals seeking connections, a community of practice and access to a global network of trusted peers.
Senior Chiefs of Staff
For chiefs of staff in positions of significant influence at the highest levels of government and industry, Fellowship is a highly customised membership tailored to your needs.
Receive a CSA Jobs Briefing with unique chief of staff job opportunities from companies in our network.
Use either the CSA (Member) or ACSA (Associate) post-nominal after your name on business cards and online profiles.
Receive individualised calling cards crafted from the finest GMUND paper.
Signify your membership with a distinctive lapel pin crafted by Fattorini of London.
Access to our exclusive library of job descriptions and other standard-form resources, so you are always using best-practice documents.
Annual subscription to our peer-reviewed journal, The Chief of Staff, consolidating a global body of knowledge, advice and lessons through a contemporary lens.
Regular webinars that build the complete skill set required to perform effectively as a contemporary chief of staff.
Members are placed in role-play scenarios, working alongside experienced Chiefs of Staff to apply skills in practice, and under pressure.
Invitation-only interactive forums in which highly experienced Chiefs of Staff share their experience and interrogate different issues and settings.
Full members of The Chief of Staff Association access private diplomatic briefings led by working Ambassadors, Consuls-General and trade commissioners.
Members enjoy the security of reserved enrolment in the Chief of Staff Certification Programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.
Members may nominate a colleague or industry professional to receive a complimentary 12-month associate membership.
Core Competency Programme
The Core Competency Programme builds the complete skill set required to perform effectively. It has been designed by leading educators and chiefs of staff to ensure the diverse and complex challenges of the role are addressed.
The Situation Room
The Situation Room engages members in role-play, working alongside experienced chiefs of staff to apply skills under pressure. Test your competency in real-life contexts that replicate the challenges specifically faced by a contemporary chief of staff.
CSA Leadership Series
The CSA Leadership Series features invitation-only webinars and interactive forums in which highly experienced chiefs of staff share their experience and interrogate different issues and settings. Hear insights and be inspired by global industry leaders.
The Chief of Staff Association has partnered with Saïd Business School at Oxford University to create a chief of staff certification programme exclusively for members. Certification places you at the forefront of the chief of staff profession.
Applying is easy and takes less than five minutes with our simple to follow online form.
Shortlisted applicants are invited for an informal virtual meeting with a CSA director or board member.
Successful applicants receive an offer to join the CSA and receive their onboarding pack after paying the membership fee.
Leading through action
James A. Baker III was White House Chief of Staff from 1981-1985, Secretary of the Treasury from 1985-1988, and Secretary of State from 1989-1992.
Chief of Staff, Loyalty in Service
Clark Mercer currently serves as Chief of Staff to Governor Ralph Northam. Prior to his current role, Mercer served as then-Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam’s chief of staff.