Become a Certified Chief of Staff®

The Chief of Staff Association (CSA) is the largest membership organisation for chiefs of staff globally, with members occupying positions of influence in more than fifty countries.

The CSA is the only professional association that issue the industry-recognised Certified Chief of Staff® credential.

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Enhance your Influence.
Improve Organisational Performance.

Members access a global network of peers, make influential connections and develop their expertise.



Achieve professional certification, work with industry leaders, and elevate your career with education designed for the contemporary chief of staff.


Access an influential network of chiefs of staff at the forefront of large corporations, startups, governments, not-for-profits and the military.


Benefit from resources, research and an industry journal that shapes professional discourse and builds recognition for the role.

The Chief of Staff Association &
The University of Oxford

The Chief of Staff Executive Education programme at Saïd Business School, the University of Oxford is a world-first tailor-made program that contextualises the chief of staff role within the global community.

Executive Education Programme at Oxford

Chief of Staff Executive Education at Harvard Business School

Members have the opportunity to attend a tailored four-day Executive Education programme at Harvard Business School. Developed in collaboration with one of the world’s most prestigious business schools, the programme is designed to help chiefs of staff develop the skills they need to thrive in their roles.

Executive Education Programme at Harvard Business School

“Agents of action are the bedrock for achieving great outcomes. The Chief of Staff Association recognises this fact and provides a network to support those who execute the vision at hand.”

Ramsey Allington, Chief of Staff, Google Inc.