What is my leadership philosophy?

There are three options for your writing sample:

  1. You may include a recent (within the last two years) writing sample from your professional or academic work that includes citations and a list of references.
  2. If you do not have a recent writing sample on file, you may write an original, maximum 500-word academic essay addressing the question: What is my leadership philosophy? Your writing should be clearly organized, should take a position substantiated with evidence from academic books and/or peer-reviewed articles, and use examples from your relevant life experience. The paper should be formatted using , which is the preferred referencing style in the School of Leadership Studies. (Note that a sample APA essay is also available through
  3. In lieu of a writing sample, applicants may register in the offered through at Royal Roads University. Your course may be in progress at the time of application. However, course completion with a minimum B+ (77%) is required as a condition for entry to the Leadership program. Please select a course offering that ends a minimum of five weeks prior to your desired program start date.

Please note: Applicants must submit a Writing Sample OR proof of enrolment in RRU Continuing Studies Academic Writing and Critical Thinking course as a part of their application package. Applicants who have previously completed RRU Continuing Studies Academic Writing and Critical Thinking course with a B+ (77%) or above should submit their final grade confirmation letter.