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John E. Regentin
Director, Gettysburg Leadership Experience
John Regentin is the Director of the Gettysburg Leadership Experience in the FCCS Learning and Consulting Services group, where he provides leadership development counsel to a variety of clients and also helps deliver and improve the Gettysburg Leadership Experience.
John comes to FCCS with more than 23 years of experience in leadership development, consultation, and group facilitation for local, state, and federal agencies. Some partnerships included White House Fellows, Arlington, VA Police Department, Pennsylvania state government, and UAE attachés. He also has 20 years of experience in organizational management, curriculum development, logistical oversight, and risk assessment to deliver experiential and wilderness-based programs to 45 domestic and 18 international locations.
Prior to joining FCCS, John was the Assistant Dean of College Life and the Director of Experiential Education at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He joined the College in 1995 as the Assistant Director of Student Development. In his time there, he taught classes, developed training platforms, and facilitated over 35 comprehensive multi-week wilderness-based leadership programs that included sea kayaking, climbing, and backpacking. Each trip included five months of preparatory instruction of technical competencies as the medium to address leadership development, risk management, and ethical/professional decision making. In 2012, John and a small team spent six weeks sea kayaking from Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki, Finland across the Baltic Sea. He has also provided consulting services to the Gettysburg Leadership Experience.
John serves on the board of directors of the Upper Adams School District and on the Advisory Committee of the Association for Experiential Education. He has also served on the campus emergency response team at Gettysburg College, and volunteered as an EMT for the Gettysburg Fire Department, a youth soccer coach, and a grant evaluator for Project Venture.
John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Services with an Outdoor Recreation concentration, and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development with a concentration in Student Affairs, both from Radford University. His research focused on Adventure Based Counseling addressing issues linked to trauma.
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