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The Center for Excellence in Justice Administration (CEJA) conducts terrain walks on two Revolutionary War battlefields: Guilford Courthouse and Cowpens. These battles occurred 1781 and were influential in enabling America's eventual defeat of the British at Yorktown. The purpose of a terrain walk is to examine past events and take lessons from those events that better enable criminal justice leaders to face today's challenges. Leaders examine battlefield events within the framework of Jim Collins' works Good to Great, and How the Mighty Fall.
Revolutionary War battlefields were chosen for another very specific purpose. The Revolution was the beginning of America's grand experiment with democracy. Walking these battlefields facilitates discussions about the role of criminal justice organizations in America's grand experiment.
As of October 6, 2011 CEJA has conducted six terrain walks at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park for over 120 criminal justice leaders. In May of 2011 CEJA conducted a terrain walk at Cowpens National Battlefield for 28 criminal justice leaders.
Leader terrain walks at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park are conducted in the fall of each year (typically October and November) and at Cowpens National Battlefield in the spring (typically May). For additional information on CEJA's terrain walks please contact Dr. Mark Bowman,
Guilford Courthouse Leader Terrain Walk Video