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 has been involved with the Gettysburg Leadership Experience (GLE) almost since its inception. 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 a senior consultant in FCC Services Organizational Effectiveness group, a role that includes leading the GLE program. He has more than 23 years of leadership development, consultation, and group facilitation for local, state and federal agencies, with 20 years of experience in organizational management, curriculum development, logistical oversight and risk assessment. He has helped deliver experiential and wilderness-based programs in 45 domestic and 18 international locations.

Additional Background

  • Past Gettysburg College posts as Assistant Dean of College Life, Director of Experiential Education and Assistant Director of Student Development
  • Instructor and developer of training platforms at Gettysburg College, facilitating more than 35 multi-week wilderness-based leadership programs
  • Serves on the board of directors of the Upper Adams School District and on the Advisory Committee of the Association for Experiential Education
  • Has served on the campus emergency response team at Gettysburg College, volunteering as an EMT for the Gettysburg Fire Department
  • Youth soccer coach and a grant evaluator for Project Venture
  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Services with an Outdoor Recreation concentration from Radford University
  • Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development with a concentration in Student Affairs, also 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.

Young Professionals Program

Advance the career of your high-potential, young professionals by developing learnable, practicable skills that are professionally essential. The dedicated Young Professionals leadership program uses a variety of uniquely tailored, daily themes and core learning modules to explore different aspects of leadership.

Registration Fee: $1,925 per attendee

Retreat & Resilience - For Alumni

This new and distinct leadership development experience in Gettysburg is for previous participants. This advanced Gettysburg Leadership Experience program is designed to help leaders continue the conversation and prepare effectively for organizational set backs and reposition more rapidly when they occur. Leverage the lessons you learned during your first session at Gettysburg and integrate new knowledge of Lee's Retreat to Virginia and Lincoln's Visit to Gettysburg and their courses of action. Position your leadership style to guide both people and processes during times of intense challenge and adversity.

Registration Fee: $2,150 per attendee

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Open Enrollment Programs

Our open enrollment programs meet the needs of those seeking an exceptional leadership training opportunity on an individual or small-group basis.

The following Open Enrollment programs are available for individuals and small groups. To explore a customized Experience for your organization, please contact