Membership of the Chief of Staff Association

Capped at only three hundred new members per year, the Chief of Staff Association puts you in the company of the world’s most connected, innovative and influential gatekeepers.

Membership of the Chief of Staff Association is divided into four divisions; the Diplomatic Division, Private Division, Uniformed Division and the Government Division.

Appointments in the diplomatic, government and uniformed divisions occur all year round while membership for the private division is processed quarterly.

Diplomatic Division

Current and former diplomats of any foreign service, including Ambassadors, Minister- Counsellors and Consuls-General, may be invited.

Private Division

Members are drawn from senior COSs serving prominent principals, Fortune 500 C-Suite executives, universities and large family offices.

Uniformed Division

Senior serving and former officers from uniformed service branches including the military and law enforcement are eligible for membership.

Government Division

Membership in the Government Division is available to experienced Chiefs of Staff serving elected public officials and senior bureaucrats.

Your Path to Membership​

As part of completing your membership application you will schedule a video-conference interview with a representative of the membership committee. If your application is supported by the committee and your membership fee paid, the CSA will undertake a negative-vetting background check and security clearance. This to protect the integrity of our membership. Security clearance is often required for diplomatic-level CSA Experiences. If your application is not successful, your membership fee will be refunded.

  • Inquire
  • Application
  • Interview
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    Pay Deposit
  • Security Check
  • Membership

2020 Application Dates

Chief of Staff Division

Application Close

Notification Date

SpringMarch 15April 15
SummerJune 15July 15
AutumnSeptember 15October 15
WinterDecember 15January 15

To inquire about membership, please contact the CSA.

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