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Chief of Staff Certification - 2024


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Full course description

Ready to take the next step in your career?

Increase your earning potential and add value to your role through Nova’s self-paced Chief of Staff Certification course! As a graduate of the first and only formal online Chief of Staff Certification program, you’ll walk away with documented experience in performing the daily functions of a Chief of Staff–a competitive edge others simply won’t have when applying for the same positions.

Empower your future with a few short clicks.

One small investment for a lifetime of opportunities! Get hands-on, foundational skills practice, nearly identical to the on-the-job responsibilities across a wide range of Chief of Staff duties, in a self-paced virtual classroom. 


Course modules include:


1.     The Chief of Staff

2.     Business Planning & Organization

3.     Events, Communication, & Storytelling

4.     Strategic Prioritization & Executive Project Management

5.     Filling the Gaps

6.     Mock Meeting with your Leader


What you can expect from the course:


·       A full portfolio of your work.

·       A one-page flier summarizing the skills you gained in the course that you can share with current or prospective employers.

·       Over 20 templates and tools to use on the job. 

·       Access to a private LinkedIn group for graduates. 

·       A digital badge and certificate of completion that give you a competitive edge in your next interview.


*Access to PowerPoint or Google Slides is highly recommended for this course.

Still have questions? We’d love to answer them! Email to connect with our team.

*Please note, as of January 2024 the course fee is $1450.

What Nova students are saying: 

"Currently enrolled in the program and it's so thoughtfully crafted. It's given me a fresh set of eyes on my skills and where I need to grow."

"The Chief of Staff certification is an excellent course for anyone looking to kickstart their career in this (sometimes ambiguous) space. The course provides clarity and definition on the roles and responsibilities of a CoS, along with real-world examples and assignments so the learner can have the invaluable experience of learning by doing. As someone who has both worked in, and hired for, these operational roles, I would highly recommend Maggie Olson and her course as a leading example of success in this space. Her approach to the material is accessible and open, making it feel as though you are learning from a mentor, and not simply sitting through lectures."

"I just finished the first module of this online Chief of Staff Course developed by Maggie Olson and I highly recommend it to my fellow Executive Assistants. If your career goals include CoS, this course will help you develop an understanding of the role and encourage you to reflect on your skills and experience to focus on areas of improvement. This role brings so much to an organization and this course is designed to understand what the role is and what it isn't. Highly recommend!!"

Refund Policy: we do not offer refunds for the Nova Chief of Staff Certification course. We urge students to study the syllabus and determine if the learnings in the course are right for them, prior to enrolling.