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Who We Are

Who We Are

Mission Statement

The Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust’s mission is to provide equitable opportunities to engage in personal career management empowering individual learning, growth, and development.



During the 2005 National Bargaining, Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition agreed that in order to adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare environment, innovative investments in partnerships, people and technologies would be required.


Not only were tuition reimbursement and educational leave policies enhanced but a new educational training trust was established with the goal of creating a culture that values and invests in lifelong learning and enhanced career development opportunities for represented employees.


The Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust currently provides a portfolio of diverse programs and services to support our eligible Alliance and Coalition represented beneficiaries. BHMT works closely with Kaiser Permanente’s National Workforce Planning and Development Department and its Regional counterparts to constantly adapt and expand our offerings to meet the needs of both our management and labor union partners – as well as those of the individual participant.


We are dedicated to support your lifelong learning and career development. In partnership we look forward to assisting you in defining and reaching your career goals at Kaiser Permanente!

Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

At BHMT, diversity, equity, and belonging are at the heart of our Mission, Guiding Principles, and growth strategy. We believe that having teams of varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view on behalf of our clients, partners, and stakeholders is a vital part of our organization’s success. Our commitment to an inclusive workforce is embedded in our hiring practices and vendor selection process. We design our programs, processes, and practices to engage those with a passion for transforming lives through life-long learning, including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, socio-economic status, language, family, or marital status.

Our Guiding Principles

As an organization, every member of the BHMT team is defined by eight guiding principles that support the Trust’s mission. By following these guiding principles with all BHMT team members, clients and partner organizations, we are fulfilling our commitment to ensure that our clients have the opportunity to grow and nurture their career goals. We make the difference!

  • We trust each other and assume positive intent in all interactions.
  • We continuously support learning opportunities.
  • We recognize that our strengths and accomplishments come from collective efforts and celebrate the results.
  • We value diversity and collaboration.
  • We engage in open and honest communications.
  • We seek and respect diverse ideas and viewpoints.
  • We promote practices that create awareness, appreciation, and celebration of different cultures, beliefs, and individuality.
  • We provide equitable opportunities for life-long learning, growth, and advancement for our beneficiaries and internal team.
  • We create a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes collaborative and meaningful interaction.
Service Focus
  • We value and meet the needs of the individual and provide a personalized experience and solutions.
  • We hold ourselves and each other accountable for anticipating and providing solutions to our beneficiaries’ that exceed their needs and expectations.
  • We are knowledge experts who quickly respond and adapt to the unique needs of our beneficiaries.
  • We utilize active listening to proactively develop partner relationships.
Life-Long Learning
  • We are intellectually curious and seek knowledge to address the needs of our beneficiaries.
  • We strive to provide tools and educational opportunities to support individual’s continuous self-improvement.
  • We recognize the positive impact of continuous learning.
  • We believe life-long learning is the foundation of personal and professional development.
  • We empower individuals to continuously seek knowledge and define their future.
  • We continuously improve our processes to create efficiency and effectiveness.
  • We believe innovation is critical to support individual’s development in rapidly changing environments.
  • We actively identify and implement technologies to enhance the individual’s experience.
  • We foster a safe environment that encourages creativity, curiosity and new approaches.
  • We communicate accurately and transparently.
  • We are responsible stewards of our beneficiaries’ resources and vision.
  • We keep our promises.
  • We build trusting relationships and nurture an open atmosphere of contribution and engagement.
  • We take ownership for our words and actions and recognize our responsibilities as representatives of the Trust.
  • We nurture and encourage life-long learning journeys.
  • We foster safe spaces and authentic conversations.
  • We show compassion in all our interactions.
  • We respect the value of coaching, mentoring, and constructive feedback.
  • We provide support to individuals as they navigate the complexities in both their professional and personal lives.
  • We learn from failures and persistently drive toward solutions.
  • We leverage our agility to adapt in the face of constant change.
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