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Module and Seminar Construction

For those interested in putting together specialized training packages for their personnel, we can mix-and-match modules from different seminar packages to meet your needs. Don't hesitate to contact us with specific questions about putting together a program for your company.

All DGI courses and seminars have modular construction. Each module is meant to cover a specific subject area. Each module is self-contained and independent. This allows for the course participant to return to the material later and refresh their memory of key practical concepts as required.

Depending on the specific modules, from two to four modules are covered each day.

Within the modules, the standard construction follow either one of two paths. The first construction is for overview modules and the second for skill or specific knowledge modules

Overview Modules

  1. Objectives
  2. Feeds
  3. Products
  4. Process
  5. Technology (licensors, catalysts, technology issues)
  6. Major equipment
  7. Performance (typical operation, optimization)

Skill Modules

  1. Introduction: why this material important
  2. Overview of required theory
  3. Examination of case study
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all material covered
  5. Request for participant submission of their own experience on this subject for further investigation of practical implications
  6. Summary of module

Normally, examples to work or calculate are not included as they are very time consuming. However, at client request, such examples can be included for key points. In this case, the standard schedule must be adjusted.

Presentation Materials

The major presentation materials used include the workbook, flip-charts, slide shows, and video clips. The workbook is the largest part of the educational materials used. As such, it is covered in a separate paragraph.

Flip charts are used extemporaneously during the seminar or course to emphasize key points and encourage participant involvement.

Slide shows of digitized 35 mm photographs are used to show specific equipment and illustrate common problems and situations.

DGI is currently converting video material to computer projection capable video clips. This eliminates recurrent problems with video format conversion for VCR tapes in incompatible (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) formats.

Typically, one 15 to 20 minute video or slide show would be included each instruction day.


If DGI provides workbooks, one is provided for each participant. If the client provides workbook duplication services, the client should provide one for each participant.

For the client duplication option, DGI will provide one, clean, high-quality laser printed copy for duplication.

For DGI provided workbooks, DGI will provide workbooks duplicated by photocopying from an original, laser-printed master. Standard DGI workbooks are provided on USA A-size paper (8.5x11 inches, 216x279mm). These will be assembled in three-ring binders with slip in covers and with internal divider tab pages between sections.

DGI can provide A4 size workbooks, however, these are subject to an extra charge and require a minimum of three weeks additional delivery time. If A4 binders are requested, please contact us as soon as possible.

Workbook binders include three types of material

  1. Full-text review of subject with intensive use of graphics.
  2. Presentation style subject summary with intensive use of graphics
  3. Background technical material from published papers. DGI will obtain required copyright releases before using this material.

Examples pages of all three types are linked.

Full text screen-resolution, high-resolution
Presentation, 6up, screen-resolution, high-resolution
Presentation, 2up, screen-resolution, high-resolution
Background, screen-resolution, high-resolution

Key points are emphasized with detailed case studies.

Most graphic illustrations in the workbook are line drawings. Experience has shown that photographs and scans print and photocopy poorly. However, in a few cases photographs and image scans are included.


This page updated 24 April 2002.
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