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Cecilia Gran

Former associate program director, Youth Work Institute; and state faculty member

Work, research and interests

Cecelia Gran PhotoFrom 1999-2012, Cece led curriculum development and facilitated courses on the practice of youth work and promoting positive youth development. Her work centered around helping adults understand the needs of young people, honing expertise and wisdom in practice, and working to enhance the development of the youth worker workforce. She has more than 15 years of experience facilitating adult learning, both in the nonformal education sector and in the child welfare system.

Courses taught

Academic degrees and experience

Selected publications

Gran, C. & Walker, K. (2009). Deliberate practice matters in youth work. University of Minnesota: Center for Youth Development.

Gran. C. & Chalmers, M. (2006). Leaving home again: Interdependent living skills for youth in foster care. Minnesota Department of Human Services: Minnesota Child Welfare Training System.

Walker, J.A., Gran, C.F. & Curiel, A. Shaping ethics: Youth workers matter. In Fink, D.B., (2005). (Ed.). Doing the Right Thing: Ethical Development Across Diverse Environments. Noam, G.G. (Ed. in Chief) New Directions in Youth Development, No. 108. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wood, E. and Gran, C. (2002). Basic youth development primers. University of Minnesota: Center for 4-H Youth Development.


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