Membership is by application only and is capped at 500 new members per annum.


Membership of The Chief of Staff Association is your passport to the world’s most influential network of advisors and confidantes.

Education for chiefs of staff

From residential programmes at the University of Oxford and Harvard Business School to flexible online professional development opportunities, Members have leading global experts at their fingertips.

Access to a global network

The CSA convenes chiefs of staff from 65+ countries in corporations, government, nonprofits, and the military. Join us for roundtables, speed-networking, and make 1:1 connections through our global directory.

Certified Chief of Staff®

Gain recognition for your skill and experience with professional certification. The CSA is the only professional association that issue the industry-recognised Certified Chief of Staff® credential.




The Associate programme is for aspiring chiefs of staff looking to kickstart their career in the profession.

It offers extensive professional development and networking opportunities, preparing participants for their first chief of staff role with the support and insight of current leaders.


CSA Fellowship is for highly experienced, career chiefs of staff in positions of significant influence.

It offers direct access to a distinguished network and personalised support, ensuring members can utilise powerful introductions and top resources as needed.

Benefits Table

The table below outlines the key products
that you access at our different categories of membership.

12-Month Core Competency Programme

Refine your command of the core competencies alongside your peers.

Leadership Series

Learn from highly experienced chiefs of staff in invitation-only webinars.

Co-Elevation Forums

Overcome the challenges of your role in collaborative Co-Elevation Forums.

In-Person Events

Convene with chiefs of staff worldwide at private CSA functions.

Speed Networking

Engage in fast-paced, structured industry-specific networking sessions.

Certified Chief of Staff®

Gain professional recognition as a Certified Chief of Staff®.

COSX Global Chief of Staff Dialogue

Early-access and member rate for the COSX Global Chief of Staff Dialogue.

Chief of Staff Executive Education

Eligible to apply for the residential programme at Saïd Business School or Harvard Business School.

Mentorship Programme

Receive personalised career guidance from senior chiefs of staff.

Circle of Influence

Engage in confidential discussions with senior members on topics critical to success in the role.

Complimentary Associate

Nominate a complimentary associate for 12-months

Complimentary CSA Full Membership

Nominate a chief of staff for complimentary full membership.

Editorial Coverage in The Chief of Staff

Editorial coverage in the CSA’s quarterly professional journal, The Chief of Staff.

What do our members say?

“Membership of The Chief of Staff Association played a crucial role in my transition from government to the private sector. The certification was an endorsement of my training and experience, enhancing my corporate desirability and paving the way into my current private sector role”

Drew Davis
Chief of Staff
Cruise Lines Int. Assoc.

Applications for membership
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