Build your expertise and get certified with The Chief of Staff Association.

Our education programme builds member competency, capability, and performance.

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Our Approach to Education

In consultation with leading educators and experienced chiefs of staff, The Chief of Staff Association has designed a comprehensive education programme that builds competency, capability, and performance as well as professional certification.

CSA education has been formulated using recognised models for addressing knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

  • Knowledge provides the contemporary theory and principles behind each competency.
  • Skills are the specific learned abilities to perform the competency well. Each competency typically comprises a set of skills.
  • Behaviours relate to how the knowledge and related skills are applied to master the competency.

CSA Programme Overview

Core Competency Programme

The Core Competency Programme builds the complete skill set required to perform effectively. It has been designed by leading educators in consultation with experienced chiefs of staff.

All CSA education has been designed in consultation with leading chiefs of staff to ensure the diverse and complex challenges of the role are addressed.

Promote your achievements with recognition badges and demonstrate competency with internationally recognised skills.

The Situation Room

The Situation Room places members in role-play scenarios, working alongside experienced chiefs of staff to apply skills in practice, and under pressure.

Apply your skills in role-play scenarios, guided by experienced chiefs of staff, that test your competency in real-life contexts.

Promote your achievements with recognition badges and have the confidence to meet the challenges of your role.

CSA Leadership Series

The CSA Leadership Series features invitation-only webinars and interactive forums in which highly experienced chiefs of staff share their experience and interrogate different issues and settings.

Highly contextualised content is delivered in partnership with global leaders, who have valuable insights and lived experience to share.

Be inspired by experienced chiefs of staff sharing their experience and insights.

Chief of Staff Executive Certification

Becoming CSA Certified distinguishes you as a chief of staff and asserts your commitment to developing a professional career as a chief of staff.

The Chief of Staff Association has partnered with Saïd Business School at Oxford University to design and deliver the Chief of Staff Executive Certification Programme.

The tailor-made program contextualises the chief of staff role within the global community and business, enabling professionals to respond to the unique challenges faced in their roles. It equips members with the leadership skills needed to adapt to the changing world of diplomacy and in the private sector, where they take on complex organisational responsibilities, alongside the leadership of staff and deputise for the Chief Executive Officer.

Join colleagues and peers from around the world to share experiences, learn from each other’s perspectives, and acquire knowledge and skills that will advance your career and supercharge your network.

There is a separate cost to attend this programme.

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Develop your expertise with The Chief of Staff Association.