Education Designed for Chiefs of Staff

The Chief of Staff Association offers pathways to become a Certified Chief of Staff® and committed to ongoing professional development. 

Become a Certified Chief of Staff®

Gain formal, industry recognition for your skill and competency in the chief of staff role. The CSA offers three programmes that contribute to certification, including a 12-month online programme, and two residential courses at leading business schools.

Benefits To You

  • Learn techniques and strategies that you can immediately apply to your role and improve performance.
  • Demonstrate commitment to your profession with a CSA Certified Chief of Staff® professional credential.
  • Develop a global network of peers and attend the Chief of Staff Executive Education programme at the University of Oxford.

Benefits To Your Organisation

  • Boost the performance of your executive team with proven methods taught by expert faculty.
  • Learn to create space for your principal by managing information flows in the executive office.
  • Apply ‘over the horizon’ principles to help your organistion identify oncoming threats and take advantage of opportunities.

Ongoing Professional Development

The CSA offers a range of ongoing professional development opportunities for members. Gain expert insights and personal guidance from the world’s preeminent chiefs of staff and principals that you can immediately implement in your organisation.

The Leadership Series

There is no playbook for chiefs of staff. The Leadership Series presents international experts and preeminent chiefs of staff who share their insights from years of experience at the highest levels of government, the military and corporations.

In monthly member-exclusive webinars, inspirational and personal stories from seasoned chiefs of staff inspire you to grasp the nuances of this unique profession.


Although recognised as one of the most rewarding professions globally, the chief of staff role is often misunderstood. The mentorship programme connects you with trusted peers, who understand the complexities of your position, and help you define, and deliver on key outcomes.

Members may choose to receive personalised career guidance from senior chiefs of staff who have worked at the highest levels of the military, government and private sector.

Highlights from the CSA Leadership Series

Getting to the Impossible YES, William Ury

International negotiation expert and Co-Author of Getting to YES

The Power of Diplomacy, Capricia Marshall

Former White House Chief of Protocol (2009-2013)

Leading Without Authority, Keith Ferrazzi

#1 NYT best-selling author and founder of Ferrazzi Greenlight

Develop your expertise with The Chief of Staff Association.