The Chief of Staff Association was initially conceived by a small group of influential business leaders and diplomats who came together with a shared goal of finding better ways of overcoming traditional impediments to solving complex coordination problems and accelerating economic diplomacy. This private diplomatic network forms the backbone of The Chief of Staff Association.
Although some organisations possess extensive local business contacts and others have far-reaching international connections, seldom few have both. This occurs because maintaining relationships across multiple regions and sectors simultaneously requires commitment and assets that even the most well-resourced organisations could only hope to achieve.
While working on connectivity, it also became clear to the CSA’s founding members that knowledge could be shared for the benefit of a global network and the organisations or people they serve. And, that, despite the critical nature of the role of chief of staff, there was a significant gap in certified education.
As both the prominence and incidence of the chief of staff role rapidly increase, the CSA is dedicated to the integrity, resilience and performance of the profession.
Incorporated in the State of Delaware in the United States of America, The Chief of Staff Association is chartered as a public benefit corporation. A public benefit corporation is a private company that intends to produce public benefits and to operate in a responsible and sustainable manner.
We are obligated by our charter and the law of the State of Delaware to operate in a manner that balances corporate interests with the public benefits identified in our certificate of incorporation.
As stated in our charter: “The specific public benefits that the Corporation shall promote is the profession of chief of staff across government, civil society, military, royal households, corporations and family offices. The Corporation shall promote said profession through the development of education, training and networking opportunities. Furthermore, the Corporation shall utilize this network to further peace and prosperity of individuals, organizations, countries and international bodies by facilitating connectivity, through chiefs of staff and associated personnel, particularly during times of crisis.”