Connect, Grow
and Succeed with us.

The Chief of Staff Association (CSA) is the international professional body for Chiefs of Staff in leading corporations, governments, the military and diplomatic corps.

Our members have an impact when and where it matters through facilitated connections, professional certification and curated forums.


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 engage our community of peers sharing elevated insights and experience supporting members effectiveness across their roles and responsibilities.

Chief of Staff Executive Certification Programme

The Chief of Staff Association has partnered with Saïd Business School at Oxford University to create the Oxford Chief of Staff Executive Certification Programme exclusively for members.

Why CSA Certification?

Becoming certified by the Chief of Staff Association distinguishes you as a chief of staff and asserts your commitment to developing a professional career as a chief of staff.


Forge excellent opportunities to share experiences, learn from each other’s perspectives, open up your global network and acquire specialised knowledge and skills that will accelerate your career.


Whether you’re focused on establishing your skills as a chief of staff, amplifying your career prospects, or assuring your seat at the table, becoming certified is a palpable mark of your commitment to the profession.


Being a certified chief of staff immediately identifies you as a professional in your field and will help you engage with your global community of peers.

Certification is available exclusively to members of
The Chief of Staff Association.

“Trust and relationships are the foundations of progress.  The Chief of Staff Association is based on this powerful insight and provides a network of authentic relationships along with the credibility and trust needed for growth.”

Brigadier General Matthew C. Isler, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)


The CSA is a community of peers who, together, build strength, confidence and resilience: extraordinary people achieving extraordinary outcomes in cities across the globe.


Associate Membership is ideal for the next generation of Chiefs of Staff looking to kickstart their career.


For professionals seeking connections, a community of practice and access to a global network of trusted peers.


Highly customised membership for Chiefs of Staff (or equivalent) in positions of significant influence.

Who are the Members of
The Chief of Staff Association?

The Chief of Staff Association puts you in the company of the world’s most connected, innovative and influential gatekeepers.

Members of The Chief of Staff Association are drawn from the diplomatic corps, corporations, uniformed services, universities and government. Prospective members come from all walks of life and levels of seniority and include the following:

Private Sector

Chiefs of Staff to C-Suite executives in the world’s largest companies, universities and family offices.​


Experienced Chiefs of Staff attending to elected public officials and senior civil servants.

Diplomatic Corps

Current and former diplomats, including Ambassadors, Minister-Counsellors and Consuls-General.

Uniformed Services

Serving and former officers from military, law and border enforcement branches.

Membership will help you build your professional networks and enhance your influence.