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.

Emergent Leaders (Young Professionals Program)

The Act of Followership is a critical leadership behavior. With insights gained from a uniquely tailored approach which integrates a number of our core learning modules, experiential exercises, and a Performance Relational Questionnaire (PRQ); Emergent Leaders are able learn and apply practicable skills that support and advance an organization’s strategic mission from within. Advance the career of your high-potential by providing the necessary tools to follow and influence peers and colleagues, by learning to ask the right first questions. This program is suited for the individual contributor and those new to management.

2022 Program Dates

Pursuit, Retreat and Resilience

The Pursuit, Retreat and Resilience Program is designed to continue the conversation and prepare effectively for organizational setbacks and reposition more rapidly when they occur. Build upon the lessons learned from your first visit and integrate new knowledge of Meade's Pursuit, Lee's Retreat to Virginia and Lincoln's Visit to Gettysburg. Position your leadership style to guide both people and processes during times of intense challenge and adversity, as we explore the continuation and impact of the Gettysburg Campaign through today's environment.

2021 Program Dates

2022 Program Dates

Women of Distinction

This three-day program integrates three central and distinct groups of women into the current Gettysburg Leadership Experience platform. These groups represent the professionals who attend, women leaders who currently shape the Gettysburg community, and the female historical protagonists who pivoted and put their lives on the line during the Battle of Gettysburg. Through this facilitative process, the program will provide a shared learning and leadership experience, coaching opportunities and connections to share challenges and successes, and an ongoing network of professionals from a variety of industries.

2021 Program Dates

2022 Program Dates

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