About Us

The Chief of Staff Association arose out of the work of a few diplomats and chiefs of staff, who came together to find ways to navigate borders quickly and bypass traditional impediments to solve complex coordination problems and accelerate rapid economic diplomacy. This private diplomatic network, known as CSA Command, forms the backbone of the Chief of Staff Association.

In addition to CSA Command, a comprehensive engagement platform, known as CSA Experiences extends members networks beyond their organisations. Our CSA Experiences program includes CSA Domestic Roundtables by region and CSA Domestic Roundtables by sector.

CSA Certification is our executive-level education programmes specially designed for Chiefs of Staff. Delivered by the world’s best research institutions and geared to encourage our members to develop their global network and acquire knowledge and skills that will advance their career.

Membership is divided into four classes: the Diplomatic Division, Ordinary Division, Uniformed Division and an Honorary Division. Membership in all divisions is by invitation only.

Incorporated in Delaware, the Chief of Staff Association is structured as a public benefit corporation, thus enabling it not to rely solely upon philanthropic donations.

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