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Janice Simsohn Shaw

Title: Principal, SYNAPSE / Janice Simsohn Shaw Consulting LLC
NACTO Title: Lead Facilitator, Designing Cities Conference
Janice Simsohn Shaw

Janice Simsohn Shaw is an adept, high-energy facilitator with 20 years of experience training foundation and social change leaders to be better partners, listeners, and givers. She is a passionate and vocal advocate for the power of communal learning and proudly serves her clients by helping them move their work forward in meaningful ways. In the philanthropic sphere, Janice has designed and facilitated leadership development programs for Next Gen philanthropists and executive directors.  Her writing has been published on a topics including capacity building, investing in non-profit leaders, program-related investments, facilitation, and multi-generational philanthropy. Earlier in her career, she served the environmental field and the Jewish community, working for a number of non-profit organizations, and was a journalist and fact-checker. Janice studied at Skidmore College and Oxford University, and has benefited greatly from training with the Social Transformation Project, the Rockwood  Leadership, National Outdoor Leadership School, the Interaction Institute for Social Change, and the Center for Civic Reflection. See for more details.