Harnessing Your Power to Create Change

Derreck Kayongo
Founder, Global Soap Project & Former CEO,
Center for Civil and Human Rights

From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur who built a multi-million dollar venture which takes recycled soap and distributes it through global health programs to people who lack access to it around the world, Kayongo will share his personal guiding principles, coined as S.E.L.F. – Service, Education, Leadership and Faith. Kayongo will share his account of life as a refugee and the turning point which lead him to a brilliant transformation as a social entrepreneur. He calls upon audiences to consistently seek opportunities to improve, and most importantly, to maintain faith in yourself and your team to create an environment where everyone is empowered to thrive. This presentation will inspire a spirit of creative problem-solving while spurring audiences to invent their own self-made motto of success so they can create tangible change in the world.

Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project, which recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished populations around the world. In creating this global humanitarian initiative, he demonstrated that a simple, yet novel idea has the power to transform the lives of millions. His passion for helping others and commitment to innovative thinking previously earned him the role of CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Most recently Derreck has joined the board of trustees for Helen Keller International, an organization committed to improving the sight of vulnerable populations around the world. From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur and renowned human rights activist, Derreck inspires audiences to dream big as he shares his vision for harnessing the power of observation to identify issues and solve challenges in any community or organization.

Learning Outcomes

      • Build the confidence to take action in times of uncertainty
      • Foster a culture that supports creativity and ingenuity

CE/CME Offered: Nurse, Physician, Social Worker, Non-Physician Healthcare Professional