CSA Membership

CSA Members access a global network of peers, make influential connections and develop their expertise.

The CSA is a community of peers who together build strength, confidence and resilience: extraordinary people achieving extraordinary outcomes across the globe.


Associate Membership is ideal for the next generation of chiefs of staff looking to advance their career.


For professionals seeking connections, a community of practice and access to a global network of trusted peers.


Our highest level of membership for chiefs of staff (or equivalent) in positions of significant influence.

Benefits by Membership Type

Members of The Chief of Staff Association access a network of peers, rigorous education, the latest profession insights from The Chief of Staff.

Oxford University Chief of Staff Certification Programme

Members enjoy the security of reserved enrolment in the Chief of Staff Certification Programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. 

CSA Leadership Series

Invitation-only interactive forums in which highly experienced Chiefs of Staff share their experience and interrogate different issues and settings.

The Situation Room

Members are placed in role-play scenarios, working alongside experienced Chiefs of Staff to apply skills in practice, and under pressure.

CSA Diplomatic Briefings

Full members of The Chief of Staff Association access private diplomatic briefings led by working Ambassadors, Consuls-General and trade commissioners.

Additional Associate Membership

Members may nominate a colleague or industry professional to receive a complimentary 12-month associate membership.

Core Competency Programme

Regular seminars that build the complete skill set required to perform effectively as a contemporary chief of staff.

Co-Elevation Forums

Access to quarterly forums where members collaborate with peers to interrogate real-time challenges and opportunities confronting chiefs of staff.

Post Nominals

Members and associates may use either the CSA or ACSA post-nominal on business cards and online profiles. *Post nominals may only be used by financial members.

Annual Subscription to The Chief of Staff

Annual subscription to our quarterly professional journal, The Chief of Staff, consolidating a global body of knowledge, advice and lessons through a contemporary lens.

Job Opportunities

Access to the CSA Jobs Briefing with unique chief of staff job opportunities from companies in our network.


Access to our exclusive library of job descriptions and other standard-form resources, so you are always using best-practice documents.

Calling Cards

Receive individualised calling cards crafted from the finest GMUND paper.

Fattorini Lapel Pins

Signify your membership with a distinctive lapel pin crafted by Fattorini of London.

Membership (CSA)

CSA membership provides experienced chiefs of staff with access to a powerful international network of influential leaders and a global community of peers.

Membership is your passport to find, connect with and learn from other senior chiefs of staff who are experts in their field. Full members of The Chief of Staff Association have access to our professional team of staff who provide advice and confidential introductions when it counts.

In addition to the benefits of Associate Membership, full members have access to three exclusive education programmes:

  • The Situation Room –  designed specifically to challenge seasoned chiefs of staff in role-play scenarios. Members work with experienced peers to apply skills in practice and under pressure.
  • The CSA Leadership Series – brings to life insights from global leaders and chief of staff peers who have mastered the profession’s nuances through experience.
  • The Chief of Staff Certification Programme at Oxford University – represents the pinnacle of chief of staff specific education anywhere in the world and Members enjoy the security of reserved enrolment.

If you are an influential chief of staff with extensive professional experience, CSA Membership is for you.

Fees are USD4,950 per annum.
Most employers will reimburse professional association membership fees.

Associate Membership (ACSA)

Through the Associate Membership programme, The Chief of Staff Association supports the next generation of professional chiefs of staff.

The CSA Associate Membership programme reflects our continued commitment to convene a global community of highly skilled chiefs of staff at different stages of their careers.

The programme has been designed in collaboration with Members to support the personal growth and professional development of the next generation of chiefs of staff.

Among other key membership benefits, Associate Members are equipped with role-specific skills through the Core Competency Programme – a highly curated education stream that prepares participants for the challenges faced by contemporary chiefs of staff.

Nothing signals to principals and colleagues more significant commitment to your chosen career than joining your industries’ peak professional body. Learn from your peers. Grow your confidence and your international network. Commence a rewarding, future career as a chief of staff.

Fees are USD1695 per annum.
Most employers will reimburse professional association membership fees.

Fellowship (FCSA)

CSA Fellowship is for highly experienced, career chiefs of staff (or equivalent) currently working at the most senior levels of government, corporations, and the military.

Fellowship is reserved for persons of influence who seek connection with an international network of individuals of equal status. Members serve heads of state, principals in the world’s leading corporations and significant public institutions.

In a world where relationships are fundamental and time is of the essence, CSA Fellowship is an invaluable resource. Fellows are served by the experienced CSA relationship team who are available, at short notice, to organise confidential personal introductions, at the time and place you need them.

Fellows of The Chief of Staff Association receive:

  • Complimentary enrolment in the Chief of Staff Executive Certification Programme at the University of Oxford.
  • Nominate a chief of staff for complimentary full membership of The Chief of Staff Association.
  • Editorial coverage in The Chief of Staff Association’s quarterly professional journal, The Chief of Staff.

Fees are USD19,950 per annum.

Applications are now open.