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Men and women holding certificate of completion of the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

Community Training & Development

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Dana Nowling,
Coordinator, ext. 856


805 Main Street, Susanville, CA 96130 google-map-vsmall-0001.png 


Plumas Rural Services offers a wide variety of personal and professional training and development options, both in person and online. 

Our Community Training Department is proud to offer regular training programs related to leadership and supervisory skills, customer service, team building, mental health and wellness, grief recovery, and personal professional development, to name a few.

Our aim is to provide quality training and development support to individuals and businesses, to empower them to achieve their dreams and goals.  We do this by delivering certification courses and by designing training solutions according to your specific needs. Since 2015, we have continually expanded our training and development programs to include business consultancy, and online workshops related to mental health and wellness and workforce development.

Dana Nowling

Dana Nowling

Dana Nowling has more than 25 years of experience as a training and development professional.  During the course of her career, Dana has worked with a wide range of large and small organizations in Great Britain and the USA. Dana has supported the training and leadership development of many public service organizations including; Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Probation, Corrections, Healthcare and Education. Since 2015, Dana has been the Community Training Manager for Plumas Rural Services, where she has designed and delivered in-person training throughout Plumas and Sierra County. Since 2016, Dana has increased the training courses and personal programs offered by PRS to include Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention, and the Grief Recovery Method.


  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Trainer
  • safeTALK – Suicide Alertness Workshop – Trainer
  • Mental Health First Aid – Adult & Youth – In-Person and Online –  Trainer
  • Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist – In-Person and Online 
  • MBTI® – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Level 1 & 2  Facilitator
  • Hay Group, ECI 360° Report Accreditation (Emotional Competence Inventory)



Mental Health Training

Grief Recovery Method

Grief is the feeling of reaching out for someone who has always been there, only to find when you need them again, they are no longer there.

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Connect the Dots

A series of free training webinars taught by certified Mental Health First Aid and ASIST instructors and local experts.


Video Library

Be sure to check our library of videos covering a range of topics.