About Us

The Chief of Staff Association is the peak professional body for chiefs of staff in leading private corporations, governments, not-for-profits and the military.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of The Chief of Staff Association is to enhance the effectiveness and influence of chiefs of staff and build recognition for the profession.


Although some organisations possess extensive local business contacts and others have far-reaching international connections, few have both. The CSA solves this problem by convening an international network of the world’s most influential gatekeepers, chiefs of staff.

The CSA’s education platform offers a structured curriculum that leads to the industry-recognition as a Certified Chief of Staff®.

As both the prominence and incidence of the chief of staff role increase, the CSA is dedicated to the profession’s integrity, resilience, and performance.

Our Structure

Incorporated in the State of Delaware in the United States of America, The Chief of Staff Association is a public benefit corporation. A public benefit corporation is a private company that intends to produce public benefits and operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. The CSA balances the stockholders’ pecuniary interests, the best interests of those materially affected by the CSA’s conduct and the public benefits or public benefits identified in its articles of incorporation. Accordingly, it is intended that the business and operations of the CSA create a material positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole. 

The CSA promotes the chief of staff profession through the development of education, training and networking opportunities. Furthermore, the CSA shall utilise this network to further the peace and prosperity of individuals, organisations, countries and international bodies by facilitating connectivity, through chiefs of staff and associated personnel, particularly during times of crisis.

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