Plumas Rural Services


711 East Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971


Dana Nowling,
Training Coordinator
(530) 283-2735 Ext. *839

Plumas Rural Services offers a variety of training and development opportunities for Plumas County residents. We are proud to offer regular training programs related to parenting, domestic violence professional development for childcare providers and the Chrysalis development program for women, to name a few.

Since 2015, we have continued to expand our training and development programs to include business consultancy and board development, professional development workshops, computer training and new programs for men’s development. Our aim is to provide quality training and development support to individuals and businesses in Plumas County, with a vision to develop and keep local talent, and increase the effectiveness of our local organizations. Please browse our calendar for training and events and contact us if you have any questions or would like to register for one or more of these amazing learning opportunities.
  • Computer Classes
  • Anger Management
  • Customer Service & De-escalation Skills
  • ASIST Workshops
  • Bridges Out of Poverty
All classes are available to any adult 18 years or older. Each class is $60 per person.

Computer Class Schedule for 2018

All classes will be held at Plumas Rural Services, 711 East Main Street, Quincy.
On the scheduled dates, each class will be held from 9:30am to 3:00pm.


Introduction to PowerPoint. March 21st
Intermediate PowerPoint. April 18th
Introduction to Excel. January 17th and May 16th
Intermediate Excel. February 7th and June 27th
Introduction to Word. April 25th
Intermediate Word. June 20th

How to Manage Anger & Conflict

Classes will be held at our office located at 711 E. Main Street. Some of the topics to be covered will include; Understanding triggers and reactions to day-to-day events, conflict resolution skills, and ways to reduce stress. For more information, please read our flyer or contact Dana Nowling at (530)283-2735, ext. *839 or by email.

If you would like to be contacted when a new classes are scheduled, please complete the form here.

This brand new training has been designed specifically to meet the needs of agencies and services who work with clients and customers going through difficult transitions, or who may be experiencing traumatic events. This course is unique in the way that it combines the foundational skills of providing excellent customer service with understanding the way that trauma may have impacted customers and how to practically de-escalate situations that may arise when working with those in crisis. The course has been designed and will be facilitated by Plumas Rural Services Community Training Manager, Dana Nowling and Julie Hatzell, Trauma Specialist and Certified Crisis Intervention Facilitator. This full day of training will equip you and your employees with the skills to provide an excellent customer experience and the tools to confidently respond to customers you may find challenging.

Classes will be held at Plumas Rural Services located at 711 East Main Street, Quincy.

9:00am to 4:30pm

The registration fee is $95 per person

Date: February 14-15
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Plumas County Fairgrounds
Mineral Building
204 Fairground Rd
Date: April 12-13
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Portola Station
171 S Gulling St
Date: July 26-27
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Plumas County Fairgrounds
Mineral Building
204 Fairground Rd
This two day workshop is $200 per person.
The cost is $90 per person for Feather River College employees or students and employees of Plumas County Behavioral Health Services.

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

Workshop features:

  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
  • A scientifically proven intervention model
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
  • Group discussions
  • Skills practice and development
  • A balance of challenge and safety
Expert trainer Terie Dreussi-Smith, M.A.Ed. has been an author/consultant with aha! Process since 1997 and is experienced in bringing diverse audiences to new understandings and paradigms with practical knowledge, humor, and sincerity. Her areas of expertise are health and wellness initiatives, K–12 education, higher education, alcohol and other drug prevention, community youth development, and community wellness. Terie is Co-author of Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities and Bridges to Health and Healthcare.
This training assists employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals gain insight about the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty individually and systemically. Attendees will learn concrete tools, strategies and approaches for a community to prevent, reduce and alleviate poverty.
Register online:
Cost: $115
(Incl. workbook, lunch both days)
For more information, contact
Angela Hauner: (530) 537-3028
JUNE 20-21, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds
Serpilio Hall
204 Fairgrounds Road
Quincy, CA

Print Media Flyer and Objectives (.pdf)