Facilitation

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Facilitation Services

MMC offers meeting facilitation services rooted in restorative justice values and principles in keeping with its goals of community-building and preventing conflicts before they arise. Our facilitators are uniquely trained in communication and conflict management. They are adept at dealing with unpredictability and managing challenging conversations.

MMC facilitators specialize in facilitating meetings to foster a greater sense of belonging for group members. We focus not only on achieving meeting outcomes but also on helping people feel that their voices are being truly heard. The result is more creative problem-solving, greater buy-in to group decisions, and stronger group cohesion.

Organizations and businesses typically have staff members and volunteer with experience developing agendas and leading meetings. However, there are times when a skilled, outside facilitator can be the key to more creative results.  A neutral facilitator can:

  • Bring new ideas and perspectives to developing an engaging agenda
  • Enable everyone in the group to fully participate in discussions
  • Free organizational leaders to speak like any other member of the group
  • Create a safe environment in which everyone feels confident their ideas will be valued
  • Help build relationships and strengthen a sense of mutual support and teamwork
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An MMC facilitator can help your organization or business with:

  • Strategic planning sessions
  • Project planning; brainstorming
  • Team building gatherings
  • Problem-solving meetings
  • General staff meetings
  • Meetings focused on introducing new plans, ideas
  • Conflict resolution
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Valeria Jimenez – Case Manager & Outreach Coordinator

Valeria is the Outreach & Program Coordinator for Mountain Mediation Center, administering the landlord-tenant eviction diversion program in partnership with local organizations to help prevent and resolve landlord-tenant disputes. She specializes in public outreach, collaborating with agencies and community partners, and connecting communities to resources.

During her time at the Utah State Courts, she managed statewide community outreach initiatives, education of court programs to the public, and was chosen as a recipient of the Excellence in Advancing Justice award. Beyond her professional capacity, Valeria volunteers with We Rise First-Generation Scholars, a program of the Wasatch Education Foundation. Valeria is passionate about bringing young Latino leaders together and building community in the professional, academic, and civic space. She has plans to continue her education by earning a J.D. in the near future.

Kris Campbell – Program Director

Kris is the Program Director for Mountain Mediation Center, overseeing MMC’s programs, fundraiser, and rapidly expanding training program, and coordinating our dedicated volunteers. He is passionate about bringing people together to work through conflicts productively. Kris began his work with MMC as a volunteer in 2020, facilitating Community Conversations and leading training sessions to build understanding, connection, and community along the Wasatch Back. In 2023, Kris served as MMC’s Board Chair. 

When he’s not at work, Kris often spends time with his kids, serving the community through Rotary, Braver Angels, and the Park City LGBTQ+ Taskforce, or exploring area trails.

Gretchen Lee – Executive Director

Gretchen is an attorney and a court-qualified mediator with the Utah Courts. She has an extensive government relations background- having worked as an attorney for the Utah State Legislature as well as the private and nonprofit sectors drafting resolutions, initiatives and other policy documents. Gretchen serves on the Board of Trustees for the Utah Council of Conflict Resolution and is a member of the Restorative Justice Collaborative of Utah. She graduated from Colgate University and Emory School of Law.