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John Regentin


My goal is to create a proactive and interactive experience for our participants. Setting the stage early for the lessons to come helps participants focus their thinking. That can mean asking some provocative yet pointed questions, but always tying back to the leadership lessons we’re covering. We also address individual expectations of and goals for the Experience, explore ways to achieve those and engage everyone in the discussions.

John Regentin is the Director of the Gettysburg Leadership Experience (GLE) for FCCS. He has broad experience in leading diverse experiential learning programs and brings extensive facilitation skills to his sessions. His focus is on engaging participants and encouraging their professional growth and leadership insights.

John is also a senior consultant with FCCS in the Learning and Consulting practice area. He has more than 25 years of leadership development, consultation, and group facilitation for local, state and federal agencies. In addition, John’s background includes organizational management, curriculum development, logistical oversight and risk assessment. He oversaw the delivery of experiential programs and expeditions in 45 domestic and 20 international locations for over 25,000 participants. 

Additional Background

  • 20 years with Gettysburg College as Assistant Dean, Director of Experiential Education
  • Developer and instructor of international wilderness and cultural expeditions to 20 countries across Europe, Russia, Africa and South America
  • Served as Vice President and lead negotiator on the board of directors of the Upper Adams School District for 10 years
  • Served on the Advisory Committee of the Association for Experiential Education
  • Served on the campus emergency response team at Gettysburg College, volunteer as an EMT/Firefighter for the Gettysburg Fire Department
  • Sea-kayaked across the Baltic from Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki, Finland
  • Former adjunct instructor Radford University and Loyola University Maryland
  • Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University


Our faculty is made up of instructors and guides, many of whom are licensed battlefield guides. Instructors and guides are chosen for each session based upon the identified goals of the group.

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