About Brian

Brian Skogen is the school social worker at Canby Public Schools. He is also a founding member and now coordinator of the SW/WC School Crisis Response Team, which serves the 18 counties in southwest and west central Minnesota. Brian is certified through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) in the area of School Crisis Management. He is a member of the SW MN EMS CISM team, spent 23 years on his local fire department, 16 years as an EMT, 17 years on the Yellow Medicine County Technical Rescue Team and spent 26 years teaching fire/rescue through MN West Community and Technical College. He has a master's degree in school counseling. Brian lives in rural Canby with his wife and family.

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Brian Skogen

Brian Skogen

What previous attendees are saying:

"The presenter was extremely engaging and passionate about the content. He provided multiple materials & resources that I will take with me."

"What I liked most was the instructor's use of actual events & stories he's been involved with."

"I appreciate Brian Skogen's expertise & experience in dealing with many different crises."

"Brian did a great job teaching & facilitating this course. I learned so much and feel more prepared should our school need to address and manage a crisis."

"Brian Skogen did a great job with this course. I walked away with a lot of helpful information and I look forward to helping my school or neighboring schools with my new skills."

"Brian is an outstanding educator and presenter. His perspective on suicide is great to listen to and remind myself of as I work with students and families."

"Brian presented the material in a professional way. He is knowledgeable and shared real life examples of success & trials of his own. I've raved about the training to counseling friends, encouraging them to attend anything Brian presents."