Deconstruct the box: whiteness

Building towards an inclusive future.
You had me at hello!

Deconstruct the box: whiteness

Building towards an inclusive future.
You had me at hello!

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What is Deconstruct the box: whiteness?

 

Deconstruct the Box: Whiteness is a hybrid training for change agents and value-driven professionals who aim to cultivate an inclusive, just, and diverse workplace or company.

Whether you’re just beginning to learn about diversity and inclusion or already working as a diversity and inclusion manager, this step-by-step training provides you with all the tools and support you need to accelerate your knowledge, understanding, and application of anti-racism practices and theories.

This training has helped individuals from various sectors to build a more inclusive, just, and diverse workplace and create a lasting positive social impact. I would love to support you in this journey too!

 

Don’t just think outside the box:

question the box! 

Imagine a life filled with more...

Confidance                                    knowing you have the language to recognize racism and the ability to address it.

Connection                                    knowing that people eagerly and easily connect with you because they feel valued and included.

Peace of mind                                knowing that you are actively working towards a more equitable and inclusive world.

Confidance                                    knowing you have the language to recognize racism and the ability to address it.

Connection                                    knowing that people eagerly and easily connect with you because they feel valued and included.

Peace of mind                                knowing that you are actively working towards a more equitable and inclusive world.

Deconstruct the box: whiteness will help you with...

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Elevate your understanding of whiteness as a social construct and how it affects our society, the workplace and your own life.

02.

Learn vocabulary to recognize and address racism.

03.

Develop the stamina you need to be able to sustainable built towards inclusion.

4.

Radically increase your ideals and knowledge about anti-discrimination into action.

05.

Transform the way you show up as an ally, going further then the surface level and performativity stage.

06.

Inspire others around you, on your workplace and in your own life to collectively built towards inclusion.

How does Deconstruct the box: whiteness work?

Trainings are released in weekly Modules inside a private, Deconstruct the box: whiteness member-only site. You will get:

 

  • Six Modules of Deconstruct the Box: Whiteness video training
  • Resources and workbooks per module
  • Live on location kick-off, trainings day
  • Six live online group coach calls with Crystal Hassell

 

PLUS…

  • Small accountability-group
  • Bonus trainings
  • Live on location wrap-up trainings day

The training videos are accessible for you for six months, you can download the workbooks and resources and are yours forever. For more information on Deconstruct the box: whiteness and to preview the curriculum visit Program | Academy Crystal Hassell

B. Carrott

“I felt quite uncertain about the practical approach to situations involving racism. What is my role as a white person in a conversation? When is it ‘right’ to say something, and when is it better to remain silent and give space to a person of color?”

Didi de Vries

“I had no idea how much impact whiteness has on our society and on my life. Every module of the training was full of eye-openers and confrontations.”

Pauline Tuyll

“For quite some time, I have been involved with the topic of diversity and inclusion, but I increasingly realized that I found it very difficult to put the theory into practice, both in my personal and professional life.”

Vita Verwaaijen

By taking this training I have gained tools to view the world and myself through a critical white lens.”

Mieke Koster

“I heard about this training and felt a need to participate because I felt uncomfortable in situations where I encountered racism and discrimination, didn’t know how to act, and felt that I didn’t fully understand or recognize racism.”

Vera Nuiver

“My learning goals prior to this training were: to gain knowledge about whiteness and white privilege, and to feel confident discussing topics like racism and discrimination in conversations with other white people.”

Marcel Bolech

“Crystal is the much-needed mirror that you would wish for every white person. Patiently, she watches with me as I stumble from blind spot to blind spot. Honestly and clearly, she points out where it hurts and what I can do myself to alleviate that pain.”

Femke

“The training has helped me become more aware of my white privilege and has provided me with concrete tools to put anti-racism into practice.”

Jeroen de Graaf

“The reason for me to follow Crystal Hassell’s training was that I had too little knowledge of whiteness, privilege, etc., and therefore had no tools to deal with uncomfortable situations and I felt uncertain about my own role.”

Is Deconstruct the box: whiteness right for me?

If you want to built towards a more inclusive world and make a sustainable positive social impact, then

YES, this program is for you!

This programme is for people who are determined to work on inclusion

and who understand that inclusion is a process and requires ongoing commitment;

for people who are willing to question themselves and their work environment for better solutions and who know that they are part of both the problem and the solution.

Who Leads the Training?

 Deconstruct the Box: Whiteness is created and led by Crystal Hassell, an inclusion consultant and trainer, a theater maker, and above all, a change agent. Her practice is driven by the pressing issue of structural inequality.

She is inspired by critical whiteness and the love ethics of bell hooks. Critical whiteness studies how whiteness is embedded in societal structures and practices, producing, affirming, and reproducing power and privileges for white people. bell hooks’ love ethics are about the transformative power of love. bell hooks attributes six ingredients to love: care, commitment, trust, knowledge, respect, and responsibility. She connects her concept of love with the work of inclusion. These two theories have profoundly influenced Crystal’s work.

People often ask Crystal how she works on inclusion. The answer is that the two theories mentioned above form the foundation of her work. She also teaches these theories in Deconstruct the Box: Whiteness.

Ready to get started?

Dates for Deconstruct the box: whiteness

Registration for Deconstruct the box: whiteness is now open!

Kick-Off on location: September 20th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: To be determined (in or around Nijmegen)

Online Group Coachcalls:

Module 1: September 25th, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 2: October 2nd, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 3: October 9th, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 4: October 23rd, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 5: October 30th, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 6: November 6th, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Wrap-up on location: November 15th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: To be determined (in or around Nijmegen)

Join Deconstruct the Box: whiteness before the doors close!

Kick-Off on location: September 20th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: To be determined

(in or around Nijmegen)

Online Group Coachcalls:

Module 1: September 25th,

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 2: October 2nd,

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 3: October 9th,

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 4: October 23rd,

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 5: October 30th,

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Module 6: November 6th,

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Wrap-up on location: November 15th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: To be determined (in or around Nijmegen)

Join Deconstruct the Box: whiteness before the doors close!

What is the investment? 

Are you ready for it?

“The irrevocable effect of this training is that once the scales fall from your eyes,                    you can’t unsee it and a new world opens up to you.”

Vera Nuiver, Inclusion Project Leader, former participant Deconstruct the box; whiteness

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What is included in the training?

The training consists of an on-site kick-off, video trainings, workbooks, and online group coaching calls for each of the 6 modules, and an on-site wrap-up training day. Each component is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of diversity and inclusion.

I am already quite familiar with diversity and inclusion. How can I be sure this training is suitable for me?

It’s great that you already have a foundation in diversity and inclusion! The training stands out because we approach diversity and inclusion through Critical Theory and Critical Whiteness, offering a more in-depth and critical perspective than traditional trainings in this field. Even if you already have experience with diversity and inclusion, you will find that this training provides new insights and challenges you to think and act in an even more inclusive way. Regardless of your current level of knowledge, we encourage you to participate and benefit from the unique approach and deep reflection that our training offers.

What if I am afraid that my colleagues and supervisors will resist my efforts in diversity and inclusion?

It’s understandable that resistance might be a concern, but it’s important to remember that change often comes with resistance. The training will provide strategies to deal with resistance and ways to gain support from colleagues and supervisors. By sharing knowledge, offering practical tools, and promoting open communication, we can work together to create a culture of diversity and inclusion within your organization.

How much time will I spend on the training

While the exact number of hours may vary, on average, participants spend 5 to 7 hours on each module. This includes watching video trainings, completing the workbooks, reviewing additional resources, participating in group calls, and engaging with the accountability group. Overall, the training consists of multiple components, so you can expect to invest a substantial amount of time to fully engage and benefit from the program. This time investment is designed to complement and enhance your commitment to diversity and inclusion, both in your professional and personal life. 

How long do the online group coaching calls last? And what if I miss a group coaching call?

Each online group coaching call lasts 1 hour, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The group coaching calls are not recorded, but everyone is part of a small accountability group. You can ask the members of your group to take notes and ask any questions you have.

Where will the kick-off and wrap-up events take place?

The locations for the kick-off and wrap-up events will be announced later, but they will be in or around Nijmegen.

In which language is the training conducted?

The training is conducted in Dutch, but some resources are only available in English, so knowledge of the Dutch language and some knowledge of the English language is necessary.

What is the investment for this training?

The early-bird price, valid until July 1st, is 747 euros. After that, the regular price is 947 euros per person.

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